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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The Alpine Black IPA made its debut at the Vermont Brewers Festival in Burlington, Vermont in July. It was intended to be a one-off pilot batch and quickly evolved into an instant favorite. To appease demand we have decided to release it as our new Otter Creek Winter Seasonal. Those who attended the VBF were lucky to get a sneak tasting of this incredible brew. Since then it has been the buzz around town.

Beer Stats:
Style: Black IPA
ALC/VOL: 6.0%
IBU: 60
Malts: 2-Row, Caramel 60L, Carafa III
Hops: Apollo, Centennial, Citra

Description: “Dark in color and character, this unfiltered Black IPA exudes caramel and roasted notes while highlighting a bold hop bitterness and citrus aroma. Apollo, centennial, and citra hops intermingle with the deep complexities provided by copious amounts of caramel malts and de-husked roasted barley.”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Tap at British Beer Co, malty burn, some slightly astringent hops. I’m not sure whats up with this, as given the centennial and citra this should be way brighter. methinks it just needs more hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle. This is a decent little black ipa that is well worth a go. Tidy brew with lots of zip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2052) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Thick Head, Great Lacing S: Milk Chocolate, Mild Floral, Mild Coffee T: Black Bread, Mild Chocolate, Mild Coffee M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Dry, Mildly Bitter, Overall, a decent Black IPA with a nice smoothe mildly bitter aftertaste, drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3190) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
On draft at Mad Fox Oktoberfest. Pours a cloudy cola brown with an ecru head. Roasted malt nose. Flavors of light smoke and resinous hops. Highly carbonated. Mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1238) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle into a nonic pint. Pours nice deep brown, thick, persistent cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, a bit of grass. Taste is very smooth, chocolate milk, grass, slight bitterness. Real smooth, very easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jimsal27 (235) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 Pours dark black with aromas of citrus and malt. Taste of malt hops coffee and cola. Light mouth feel with good carbonation. Not a fan of the black ipas

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (327) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2013
There is a strong citrus aroma. There is also aromas of roasted malts and coffee. It is nearly completely dark in color with a medium brown, medium bodied head. There is definite a roasted malt flavor with a strong citrus aftertaste that is pleasant to the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle. A good black IPA, but missing something to bring the tastes together. I get all the taste separately, and to much carbonation, to watery to my taste. I did not love it, but it is drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (424) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Black, nearly opaque appearance with just a little red around the edges. Dense, tan head. Heavy roasted malt flavor with coffee, caramel and a little burnt toast. Very bitter. Fairly light-bodied. Sticky mouthfeel. Not a session beer. Much better than I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcclainc50 (171) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Pours black with little head and almost no lacing. If you old it to light you can see just how unfiltered this beer really is! Smells of coffee and malt. Tastes spectacular, very conplex, the malted barley, the coffee notes are at the top but below that are all types of flavors you can staste. Worth drinking...regularly.

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