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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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In the Ozarks, the masked bandit is notorious for raiding the corn patch. Or, for finding—and eating—the perfectly ripe watermelon in the garden just before it’s picked. Our handcrafted Masked Bandit India Pale Ale is a black rye IPA that is raccoon proof . . . as long as the raccoon in your neck of the woods isn’t a hop head.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Dark pour. Black as your hat (thanks Muck) with a sliver of light khaki head. Enormouse rye aroma with subtle earthy hop undertones. Tastes predominately grainy....a lot o’ rye, some smoke, grass, maybe leather. Just a flutter of bitterness on the back end. Bizarre for an IPA. A hit of sweetness would have rounded this guy out nicely. Props for style.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
16 oz. can from RBSG. Pours a deep brown color, just about opaque, with almost an inch of tan head that leaves some of the stickiest lace I’ve seen in quite some time. Notes of piney, citrusy, somewhat earthy hops, dark chocolate, roast, toast, and burnt sugar. Light-medium bodied, with a bitter, smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good black IPA, though as Frank says, it might be more accurately thought of as a really hoppy porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2727) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2014
This is sold as a black IPA but to me it’s more of a hoppy porter, which is something of a positive in m book. It is a deep garnet brown color, nearly black with a solid head of mixed sized bubbles and lots of lacing on the glass. The nose is all hops, mostly pine. If I had to guess the variety, I’d guess simco but I am never right so take that for a grain of salt. There might be a slight hint of roast grain in the but that element really comes out when you taste it--which is also why I say this is more of a hoppy porter than a black IPA. This is a medium bodied beer w/ moderate, creamy carbonation that lends a certain smoothness to it. It finishes w/ a lingering orange-zest hop bitterness in the finish. This is definitely a solid brew whatever style you think it is. My can is apparently four months old and you would barely know it by tasting it so great quality control, esp. for what I presume is a rather small operation. I am hoping and looking forward to the time when I get a chance to try this brand fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
Can 473ml @ fonefan
Pours reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, citrus, orange and peach. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
1 pint can. Pours dark amber to brown with a small tan head. Roasted and caramelish to breadish. Fruity, toasted and lingering hoppy. Bitter and smooth fruity. Crisp hoppy and light peachy. Smooth fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (2885) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Can @ America Strikes Back, Ulfborg. Pours clear dark brown with airy but stable light tan head. Clear aroma of hops, with notes of citrus and grass. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with roasty and citrussy touches. Subtle fruity notes. Bitter and acetic aftertaste.Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10751) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Can, 7%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, hop,pine and a little grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, hops, caramel, pine, little sweet, little coffee, little grapefruit and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3872) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2014
16oz can thanks to Ed5388. Poured a good looking thicker pitch black under an average sized lasting creamy light mocha colored head. Aroma started off like a regular IPA, lots of citrus and medium toast but with warmth it becomes roasty, light coffee and chocolate. Medium body with soft carbonation that produces a creamy mouthfeel. Flavor of burnt toast, super dry Tootsie Roll and yellow grapefruit. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
16oz can from hawgwild81 (HBT). Shared with JohnGonk on his Birthday. Pours a dark brown color with a thick frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, pine, and d citrus fruit. Taste of chocolate, bad coffee, burnt malts, pine, old citrus skins, and caramel in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2126) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2014
5/3/2014. On tap at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock, AR. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with hops, chocolate and citrus. Very nice balance between hops and malt. Finishes off with loads of hops.


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