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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Black IPA
Newport, Oregon USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A lively seasonal ale, assertively hopped, dark in color, and festive in taste. Debuting in November 2009, in honor of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Brewed with 2-Row, Munich, C-120, C-150, Kilncoffee, and Carofa’s Special 2 malts. Hop bill comprises Newport, Horizon, Simcoe, Continental, Crystal 90, Amarillo, and Rogue Farm Willamette. Free range coastal waters and top-fermenting Pacman yeast complete the recipe. No chemicals, preservatives, or additives. 16.5P, 68IBU, 77.7AA, 36L.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1390) - Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2013
On draught at Rogue. Dark brown color. Aroma of roasted malts and some citrus. Nice citrus hop kick melded with the dark malt flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4781) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2013
On tap at Beer Temple. Dark reddish-brown to black colour, off-white head. Aroma of pine, weed, liquorice, light coffee. Flavour is medium-sweet, coffee, liquorice, some weed, pine hoppy bitter finish. Light-bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4539) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
Draught: Medium sized, light beige creamy colored foamy head on top of a haY red ruby colored beer. Aromas of chalk, malts, amber malts, orange, toast and bread. Flavours of some toast, light liquorice, watery, some chalk, wood toast and bitters. Aftertaste of bitters, toast, malts, light herb and floral tones. Low carbo, soft watery mouthfeel, medium bodied and a light watery/creamy texture. Strange BIPA and a 92?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
Draught at Bishops Arms Avenyn, Göteborg. Very dark brown beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy chocolate aroma, caramel, perfume, hay, grassy notes. Licorice, roasted, some fruity notes. Bitter hop flavor, perfume, metal notes, rather thin bodied. A bit of a disappointment considering I usually really like both black IPA and Rouge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3347) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2013
On draft at westover beer haus. Pours a hazy dark amber with an off white head. Malty aroma. Intense hop kicks in. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skykwby (43) - Texas, USA - APR 7, 2013
SF rogue: dark red brown pour, slight head dissipates quickly. Complex aroma, sweet and fresh. Fairly carbonated first sip. Hints of coffee chocolate, and fruit. Like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1803) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
Pours a cloudy caramel colour. I dont get how this is a black ipa. Nice vanilla and corn syrup aromas. Sweet vanilla flavours at first then the hops come into play. Bitter finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2247) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
Thanks to cards04 for this. An unusual black IPA. I almost get a malty barely wine from this, though there are some hops going on here as well. Black in colour, but kind of barley wine in flavour. Enjoyable whatever it its.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
Draft @ BA Avenyn. Pours cloudy dark mahogany with red tines and ni e bige head leaving lacing. Aroma is heavy malty raisins driead fruits sweet fruity. Flavor is bitter dry malty hoppy fruity, a bit one dimensional I’m afraid. Finishes longlived bitter malty and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StouterRick (32) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 21, 2013
I had this on tap at the Tap House in Omaha, Its kind of a low alcohol brew, at 6.6%, for a winter warmer, It was certainly warming enough on a cold night in spring! It also tasted really good.


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