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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout...Bad Santa has arrived. This mysterious dark elixir is filled with complex malt flavors and aromas. The toasted malt and roast character blend seamlessly to the alluring citrus and herbal hop aroma that comes from copious amounts of Ahtanum hops.


Steeeve's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle from LetsPour.com that I received as a gift. Dark brown in color with a fluffy two finger head that retains very well. Aroma is sweet, roasty, and chocolatey with a citrusy, earthy hop presence. Smells very hoppy, but not in a way that makes me think it will be bitter. Taste caught me a little off guard. Somewhat fruity and sweet, it tastes a little bit like dish soap, and for some reason that doesnít seem like a bad thing. I didnít get the hop flavor and bitterness until the aftertaste, but it does pack a small wallop. The finish is dry and lingers, like a bite of unbuttered pumpernickel bread. Intriguing. I find myself quickly going back for another sip to see what else I can taste. Very intricate compared to most of the other BIPA/CDAs Iíve had.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - FEB 18, 2014
pours black with a dark tan head. The beer starts lightly sweet and bitter. There are some roasted malts and a bit of bitter chocolate. The only thing missing in this black IPA is more hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3052) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle. My rating on this was is mostly my fault, as it has sat in my "storage" for too long (note that my "storage" has been my parentís basement, where Iím currently visiting). The nose on this one is fairly roasty, but has a lot of older hop elements that are past their prime. Taste is definitely a little bitter, but with a lot of roasting that really dominates. Could be a very good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (2920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 15, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Sean. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and citrus. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, citrus, and some pine. Pretty good and easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (2568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Sean. Pours clear ruby black with a medium creamy tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is pine, caramel, toffee. Flavor is pine and dark sugars, lightly sweet, medium bitter, some resin and only a bit of roastiness. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Bottled on 10/29/13, but not holding up well at all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2294) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
I must not be an Ahtanum fan. I found the balance of this black IPA a little too tilted to the malt side. And though tasty, I kept wanting a little more hop bite. Maybe my palate is too demanding in hops at this point.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2014
22oz bottle. darker pour, tan head. caramel toffee malts, healthy dose of roasted malts & dark chocolate fill a nice aroma. chocolate, roasted malts, touch of citrusy hops. herbal notes. nice winter seasonal

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cstuartj (925) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
on tap, pours a nice pitch black with a thin head and light lacing. Nice caramel, roasted malts, coffee nose. thick overly sirupy attack, a bit muddy on the finish. good, not amazing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (2069) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 2, 2014
22oz in Seattle. Solid rich black brown. Cola caramel, bit hoppy chocolate. Rich body. OK example.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (467) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Deep dark color. Smooth hop aroma, lightly citrusy and floral. Very mild roast character. Subtle fruity floral hop flavor, and a mild roast character, well balanced.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (971) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle thanks to getting drunk and signing up for the Pelican Club. Bottle from box. Slightly roasted aroma. Not much piney or citrus. Meh.


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