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


on tap

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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4625) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skykwby (45) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2374) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2809) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4205) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1508) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
On tap at The Bent Elbow. Hazy brown with a thin beige head. Aroma of maple, toffee, and a little chocolate. Taste has chocolate, maple syrup, spice, with a big hoppy bitter finish. Toffee in the finish as well. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Going into this one having no idea what it was, this was a pleasant surprise. This black IPA has its hops assertive, but not too much. Tastes like a grapefruit was squeezed into it, but with just the right amount. Very good and delicious. Last one at my beer store, hope to find it again some time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4626) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2013
(draught) pours a murky ruby-brown colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of heavy caramel and raisins, quite resinous, with notes of earth, canned peaches, milk chocolate, vanilla and strawberries. flavour is mostly roasted malts and caramel, some light teebark, marzipan and a medium-bitter earwax finish. slightly watery body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2013
The head is maybe to much and robust, body dark brown. It smells creamy, flowery, a bit grapefruit. The taste is smooth, a bit fruity, hoppy-bitter, aromatic-grapefruit. Nice one! 12/12/12/12/13/12

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