Round Guys Alpha Blackback: Black IPA
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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A black IPA, dry-hopped with four different hop varieties to provide a robust aroma with a pronounced hop flavor. Donít let the color fool you, the addition of chocolate malt provides a dark color, but has a medium bodied mouthfeel.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1847) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Numerous sample via draft over the past month. Midnight brown, medium bodied, coffee, chocolate flavors and aroma blend nicely with the citrus hops. Enjoyable Black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (904) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Dark brown with some red hilites when held to light with foamy lasting thin tan lacy head; aroma is hoppy nice with some grassy grainy notes; Flava is nicely hoppy spicy notes of blended with roasty malt; feels light to medium with decent fizz

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2014
12oz can from Spirits Rt 166. This is a black IPA?? Smells and tastes more like a black saison. Smell and taste is floral and spicy, dark toast, sugary dark chocolate. Medium body, fizzy carbonation, lingering aftertaste that starts sweet and fades to roastiness. Not digging it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10654) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, hop, pine. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, hop, pine, yeast. Lively carbonated nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014

[ As Round Guys Alpha Blackback Black IPA ].
Clear dark brown color with a huge, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, pine, light licorice. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coffee - dark roasted, hoppy, grapefruit - citrus, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140118]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2516) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Can from Canalís. Pours out a cola color with a moderate tan head. Aroma is of nice citrusy zesty hops, toasted malts, light chocolate and some mild coffee. Taste is some toasted malts, citrusy hops, grapefruit, chocolate, medium roast coffee. Hops were a little more muted in the taste than the aroma, but none the less a decent BIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
A murky brown beer with a small, dense, beige head. The aroma has piney, resiny hops and a roasted maltyness. Some chocolate. The flavor is too much on the chocolate side, with roasted malts. Some bitterness and a pleasant piney touch. Rather phenolic and lighlty alcoholic too. Full body and a pleasant carbonation level. Seems pretty nice at first this one, but I canít say Iím impressed. Itís sort of messy. 140118

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14056) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, rich hops, little flowers, pine, notes of coffee and has a nice long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
Gusher.. Pours brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate and pine. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (13925) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 Pours murky amber with a small head. Gusher. Lots of yeast. Also bitter citrussy hops. Astringent and rough. Medium bodied. Bitter lasting finish..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11131) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Cloudy dark brown with floaties. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, citrus and cheese-like old hops. Sweetish roasted flavour with herbal and citrus hops and a rather sharp, bitter finish

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