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Schlafly Black IPA
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Our Black IPA is brewed with Briess’ midnight wheat to give all the color of a stout without the roast, instead the flavor comes from the 3 pounds per barrel of dry hopping with some of the most aromatic hops America has to offer.


illinismitty's rating

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Winter Warmer 2011. Pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma of citrusy hops and dark roasted malts. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavor caramel, chocolate malts, and just a very faint hint of roast, countered by a nicely balance grapefruity rind and spicy bitterness. Dry and hoppy finish that doesn’t coat the palate with hop resin. This is excellent and well executed. To me, Black IPAs have a narrow window between IPA and an overhopped porter, and is therefore tricky to get right. This one get its it right. Schlafly really needs to bottle this, or at least make more of it.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (525) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Draft. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is hops and coffee. Taste is malt and chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft at bottle works during RBSG. From notes. Coffee and chocolate with a nice dose of herbal hops. Pretty darn good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (988) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Roast and cocoa with moderate low floral hops. Dark brown with slight garnet highlights and taupe head. Taste is overt roast and slight floral hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft during RBSG 2014 at Schlafly Bottleworks. Black with off-white head. Aromas of roast, floral notes, citrus, light pine. Tastes of roast, pine, light citrus, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Draft. RBSG. Pours dark brown off white head. Nose/taste of cocoa, roast, toasty chocolate and pine. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Tap at Publicity Pub in Bellevue; Typically BIPA's are full of malt flavor WITH hops. This one is heavy on the hops. Blind taste tests where you can't see the dark color would trip people out. Great lacing and if you are a hophead you will love this brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3896) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Draft - Piney hops and roast malts. Jet black with jet brown white head. Roast malts and grapefruit. Nice balance and well done.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2014
On tap at Bottleworks. Pours a thinly headed dark dark brown with no signs of rising carbonation and weak aromas of chocolate and earth. Flavor showcases hop bitterness, but not a ton of hop character. Malt body has an almos dark fruit edge to it and the hops is complimentary in an odd way. Kind of a bit of resin and herbal hops thing going on. Decent but underwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3893) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2014
On the hoppy side of the style without a lot of roast elements. Pours dark brown with great head and lacing. Finishes sweet from caramelized malt with a little bitterness but caramelization takes over on finish. Tap at Black Squirrel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5131) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Black, loose white head. Smells mostly Porter-like, but that flavor is definitely more IPA-like. Lots of earthy, coffee and chocolate mixed with citrusy hops. I enjoyed this.


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