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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our black IPA is bursting with crisp, clean bitterness and layers of wonderful American hop character. Pale Ale, Munich and Naked Golden Oats give a toasty malt backbone with a smooth mouthfeel. The dark ominous color comes from the Chocolate Malt and the de-husked highly roasted malt. We want the layers of hops to shine against this roasty malt backdrop. Warrior, Citra, Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo lend bitterness as well as a wonderful cornucopia of aromas and flavors of fresh citrus fruit, pine, fresh cut mint and fresh flowers they offer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5448) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Pours mahogany tinged brown into a shaker. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Cocoa and resin aromas. Medium bodied with dark caramel and dusty cocoa upfront turning to bitter resin in the lasting finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (985) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Roasted pine hop aroma. Pitch black body with a healthy and think off-white head. Has a sweet roast malt bitterness. Smooth with a hint of sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jinroh (1103) - ESTONIA - MAY 6, 2016
Brown, beige fluffy head. Aroma is fresh, you can feel nice blend of fruity hops and decent roast character from the malts. Tastes surprisingly light and easy drinking, roast bitterness is there, relatively sweet, but nicely balanced with hop crispness. Decent BIPA, on the light and drinkable side, not too heavy or complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5677) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2016
Aroma is pine, dark malts and spices. The flavor is citrus, fruit, dark malts, hops/slight hop resin, grapefruit and a mix of increasing bitterness and mild heat in the finish.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
cheap (5254) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2016
Can. Fresh pine aroma. Looks like a terrific black beer. Rocking head. Oh so black and so bitter. Astringently dark blasting beer, straight away. Oh such a big dark rototiller. Mouth coating blackish bitter bullshit beer. Whew, now I’m gittin the diz. Cannot appreciate except for the sense numbing experience. Nasty negative Nellie.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Shows grapefruit and caramel malt notes up front that provide a nice contrast over its dark body and finishes with a blast of somewhat unbalanced hops. Pine cone hops linger with extreme bitterness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Can. Pours black with lots of off white head and lacing. Nose is pineapple and roast. Taste is similar with a little coffee and chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TattooJack (494) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Poured from the 6-pack of "cold as ice" cans, I have tried this beer a few times before, but I was "urgent" to rate it now that I saw it in cans. This beer looks like a Guinness and tastes like an IPA, it’s like I have "double vision". "I’ve been waiting" until I finish all 6 cans to rate this beer. "It feels like the first time" I’ve had a beer like this, even if it doesn’t I’m reaching for song titles at this point, what do you expect from a "dirty white boy"?!.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Single can from Trader Joe’s. Just past its sell-by of Dec. 21, and it packs a fresh hop blast when I pop the can. The pour looks more brown ale than black, but once in the glass, it lets now light shine through, as it kicks up a puffy stout-colored, but more foamy, head. Taste starts out, naturally, with big hops, and they, in turn, start out with a bit citrus before turning to pine and bitterness. Malt is a little more sweet than in most hoppy beers, and is sets off the hops very nicely. Very capable beer leaving happy sticky residue on my lips. I’m liking it here more than I should under other circumstances, but I’m just happy to have found it in my stash tonight.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4164) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
Une canette. Une robe brune foncée. Un nez de malts rôtis et grillés. Des notes de chocolat et de houblon herbeux. Une bouche agréable avec des notes de chocolat sur des houblons intenses.


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