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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
shared at Tampa wkly @markwiseís-tan-dk brown. A-citrus, roaty. T-follows. Donít remember which hops Ray told me are in this :-)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (227) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Aroma is sweet hops, roasted malt. Appearance is black, light tan head. Taste is balanced, equally malt and hop. Mouthfeel is perfect, soft carbonation and velvety. Overall, a solid brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (721) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
12oz bottle. Black pour with decent off white head and some decent cling. Nose is fairly hop forward but with ample amounts of roast. Taste follows with a surprisingly nice balance of citrus, roasted malt, and tropical fruit notes. Different but certainly in a good way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4305) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
This one poured a darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was lots of citra hops, medium roast too. Flavor was similar but more intense, big juicy fruity citra followed by a mild roast balance. One of if not the best black ipa iíve ever had. Incredibily balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
bottle. Deep brown with one finger head. Rich toasty malt with big Citra hops. Thereís a very nice interplay between the chocolate malt flavor and the fruity hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Black brown pour into a snifter. Small mocha head. Smell is citrus, juicy hops, roasted malts. Taste follows, tropical fruits, roast, bit of bakers chocolate bitterness. One of the best black IPAs I have had. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1482) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
bottle. pours dark black with khaki head. citrus and orange peel aroma. taste is like a chocolate covered orange with some roasted nut shells

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1943) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a small foamy head that fades quickly. Aroma is burnt cedar, chocolate, grapefruit, and light tropical fruit. Taste starts with slightly burnt wood and toasted malt. Finishes fairly hoppy, mostly grapefruit with some light tropical fruit and pine. Very smooth beer. Mildly sweet and a moderate bitterness. More good stuff from Odd Side.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4783) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of tropical fruits, chocolate, grapefruit, citrus, lighter pine, and roasted malt. It pours a dark brown with an orange glow when held to the light. It has a one finger beige head with decent retention before it eventually fades to a thin film. There is some thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, tropical fruits, and light roasted malt. The finish has moderate grapefruit, citrus, and pine. Itís medium bodied with soft carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, itís another in a long line of Black IPAís that make me think hoppy Porter. Itís tasty and I do like the use of citra hops in this hoppy Porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2575) - Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours lightly hazy nearly opaque reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, orange zest, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, roasted malt, cocoa, toast, light char, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of hop and roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tangerine, orange zest, pineapple, lemon zest, chocolate, roasted malt, toast, light char, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, chocolate, roasted malt, toast, floral, grass, and light pine on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of hop and roasted malt flavors; with a very balanced hop/malt flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, lightly creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice black IPA style. All around nice balance and complexity of hop and roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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