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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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A dark hoppy beer without a traditional dark hoppy beer taste. Light roasted, chocolate malt transitions into a smooth finish with a hint of tangerine.
Formerly brewed at Sutter Buttes.

cladinshadows' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cladinshadows (44) - USA - NOV 7, 2012
Black-brown but clear with some very dark ruby highlights when held up to a light. Very small head dissipates quickly but leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is excellently balanced between hops and chocolatey malt, though both are fairly subtle. Up front flavors are toasty-malty-lightly sweet and grapefruity-pine. Finish is appropriately bitter but it’s a nice, balanced bitterness between the chocolate malt astringency and hop bitterness. Body is light-medium and carbonation is slightly low, which is great for the balance of this beer and lends a certain creaminess to it. Overall a very nicely crafted black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3253) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
12oz can @ Drygate. Almost black, good head. Hoppy aroma. Sweet hop flavour. Very smooth & well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2580) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
Can. Pours black to deep brown with an average, lacing, beige head. Aroma of rosted malt,, coffee, piney notes, grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (816) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
355 ml can, pours black with a small tan head. Roasty malt, citrus hop, grapefruit, full body, lively carbonation. Finish is moderate bitter with good balance. Excellent Black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014

Can 12fl.oz. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Ruhstaller Capt. ].
ABV: 7.6%. Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, tea. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted, dark malt, light chocolate, light licorice, wood notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140721]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3789) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Keg at Birmingham Beer Bash 2014. Good BIPA. Not many coins here. Good roasty crunch, good hop engagement (at thruster level). Well put together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (309) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2014 Can from AlesByMail.co.uk. Very dark brown to black body, with a small, creamy, tanish head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, berries, only subtle roasted malt notes. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, citrus, pine, resin, dried fruits. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, with a light carbonation and it finishes bitter and roasty, with citrus, pine, resin and coffee. Nice! A Black IPA where the hops are more present than in others. Maybe a bit light bodied, but with a great drinkability instead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2766) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Keg at Birmingham Beer Bash; dark brown pour with a thin tan head, pine hop aroma, taste has chocolate some fresh pine hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Can consumed at Truck Festival, Steventon, Oxon, Saturday 19th July 2014 Pours black with filmy, creamy bubbles. Soft in mouth, hoppiness starts to pulse through, bitter but good sweetness, roasty. Its good, softer than I thought, nice carbonation, but a few hoppy burps. A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle - dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, roast malts. Smooth , medium to full mouthfeel. Hops, resin, chocolate in the taste. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3733) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
355ml can from Ales by Mail

Pours pitch black with a thick head. Aroma of roasty malts, chocolate, metallic notes and licorice. Taste is roasty, sweetish and bitter with hints of grass and chocolate. Finish is lingering bitter, roasty and grassy with some licorice and malty notes. Quite roasty for a black IPA, and not that fruity hoppy.

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