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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A growing style in the Northwest, Dark IPAís feature all the tasty attributes of a standard IPA, yet juxtaposed against a black malt canvas. Discord is not short on character, with a prominent malt profile that meets up with the bitterness and hop presence from five different hops. A variety of roasted malts provide color and flavor, yet this beer has a lighter body reminiscent of an IPA, not heavy like a porter or stout.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mintzmeet (134) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Hoppy aroma, strong bitter tones but not overwhelming, vaguely rootish. Dark cola color , similarly Bubbly mouth feel

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (652) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Tap: Dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is citrus and pine hoppy with a whiff of malt. Flavor is thick with a pine and orange/grapefruit hop profile together with some creamy caramel and some toffee notes. Slight roast comes out in the aftertaste. Palate is bitter with a sprinkling of sweet malt throughout. Overall nice flavor with a good balance of malt to bitterness, I was hoping for a little more roast but still easy to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
improvjock (317) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with big tan fluffy head. It looks like I just poured a root beer float. Aroma of dark chocolate and malts. Flavor is bitter coffee and vanilla, with some hoppy bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
12oz bottle pours clear brown with dark copper hues and weak short lived dark tan head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, some chocolate malts and then a good dose of pine hops rolling into faint earthy black tea. The taste is awfully similar with very dark roasted malts, dry chocolate malts, a decent level of pine hops and then slight levels of earthy black tea and a dash of citrus. This is thin in body but offers up a more sessionable option for the style if that is what one is after.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pyramid Discord Black IPA is a dark berry colored beer. Itís almost black until you hold it to the light. Itís topped with a dense, waxy khaki foam that has outstanding retention and lacing. There are bright, citrusy hops in the aroma with notes of fresh squeezed orange juice and fresh cut fir... perhaps a hint of roast and ash. Itís medium bodied and foamy. It leaves the tongue dry and rough. Itís quite bitter. Pine resin fades into juniper and leaves a medicinal aftertaste. The dark malt is far in the background. This is all about the hops, for sure. This is not a timid beer, nor is it for the timid. This is a nice bitter slap in the face.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cblado (229) - Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep mahogany color. Thick tan head, good lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, pine, and citrus. Flavor is bitter hops, with a strong backbone of malt. Palate is a bit thinner than I was expecting. Overall, a very drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2012
light chocolate aroma, typical citrus hops, more coffee like as the beer warmed brown color, very light, lightly bitter, light body, average carbonation, enjoyable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pottygok (413) - Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Aroma: Chocolate and coffee malts, hints of earthy yeast with floral hops at the edges. Appearance: Dark black with minimal head. Taste: Light sweetness with light sourness at the edges of the finish. Palate: Medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Not unpleasant, and certainly well designed and balanced, but itís also not a standout either. Still, itís very solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2053) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
I am not a big fan of this style, and I was prepared for another undrinkable mess, but I liked the way this one hung together. I think its because the hops didnít overwhelm and detract too much from the softer chocolate malt notes. Nice lacing pattern by the way.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle into a snifter. Deep brown almost black pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malt with grassy and piney hops. Flavor starts with chocolate malt and leads into grassy and pine hop notes. Finishes with some lightly ashy roasted notes. Medium bodied and fairly smooth with nice astringency. Overall a perfectly nice and drinkable beer, but there are certainly finer Black IPAís.


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