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

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RATINGS: 377   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1146) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4089) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3390) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (4248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2013
Have Rogue gone and invented a Red IPA? This sure wasn’t Black. Drinkable enough, but not particularly interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2497) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2013
From a bomber. Smells delicious, like plums and caramel. Slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Light foamy head.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3783) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy dark amber with thick frothy beige head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is cookie, cereal, and caramel malts, figs, dates, sweetbread, red grapes, and floral hops. Flavor is sweet malts and dark fruit esters that are quickly followed and dominated by floral and earthy hops (heavy bitterness); dry finish with a lot of lingering grapefruit and coffee bitterness. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Pours a dark caramel color with a light foamy head. Aroma is sweet with a little bit of hoppiness to it. Flavor is definitely more sweet and caramel-malty than I expected. Very nicely balanced. Good stuff.


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