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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Shipyard Black IPA is for the pirate in you. This is a dark black beer that combines a rich malty character with the crisp flavor and aroma of American Northwest hops. Itís a beer the legendary Blackbeard would have hoisted as he sailed the seven seas. Itís worth walking the plank for!


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (804) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Poured into a pint glass at home. Jet black pour with a mocha looking head. Head gone in about 45 seconds but some rim left. Some lacing as well. Aroma is a serious roasted malt, mocha, coffee, and pine resin. The taste was very hoppy with fresh pine, bitterness that can either be a hop or like coffee grounds, hint of caramel, roasted malts and prunes. Its a little rough on the palate (although I burnt my tongue on a funnel cake earlier so maybe itís just me. LOL) But it was very bitter and almost unpleasant on the palate. Finish is tasty and bitter. Overall it was pretty good.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1505) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 19, 2014
12oz bottle - Pours a dark black/brown in color with a small off-white head that settled to a thin covering over the beer. Aroma is of dark roasted malts and piney hops. Flavor pretty much follows the same with some lingering hop bitterness and roasted malts. Pretty good...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamherbert (1229) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
Glassy brown-red color. Cardboard brown head. Piney hop aroma. Undercurrent of toasty malt. Earthy with some caramel. Just a tad smoky. The malts are, again, dark, but like a Schwartbier or a dark lager, not a stout. Tons of piney hops. Tiny bit of battery astringency, with a hint of plastic and band aid. Iím not saying itís as bad as that but those flavors definitely do come out. The feel is slick and creamily-bodied. (Itís a thing.) The black IPA is a delicate style, and this doesnít quite pull it off in earnest. But it is a solid "dark IPA," as if a Schwartzbier and an IPA were poured half-and-half style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 28, 2014
INteresting. Ncie to drink, a little bit too hoppy but still good to taste. NIce thick features itneresting.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndreasHaupt (6) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
first impression is a little punch in my face: a strong bitterness, strong acid, grassy. it gets better the longer it is in my mouth: strong espresso, some chocolate, echos of wood, very roasty. itís not one of the friendly sort. it stays a long time in the mouth. itís really ambivalent to me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1225) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle, shared with Zach as usual. Pours pitch black with a nice large airy java head. Nose is black licorice, malt and a bit acidic. Taste is charcoal and burnt malt with a good amount of biting bitterness. Finish is bitter and moderately long, tasty ! Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1182) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Pours black with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt and hops. Taste is burnt, of roasted malt and chocolate with underlying hops, resin, and light citrus leading to a bitter, burnt, roasted finish. Nice black IPA

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
firefly765 (82) - - MAR 16, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black w/ reddish hue. Very little aroma. Minimal head. Minor amount of chocolatey flavor along with some sourness. nothing special here.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1546) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2014
@ Jungle Jims / Eastgate OH --- Clear very dark brown with a thin head film, curtains of lace. Taste is bitter malt and chocolate all together for the ride from the beginning through the finish. As everything fades, bitter remains. A solid brew, especially robust for 6.2% abv. Recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Black pour. Almost white head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma of hops and pine. Taste of hops and malt. Roast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (3856) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Sarasota. Black coloured with a tan head. Nose is roasted malts, liquorice, fairly hoppy, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, hoppy, bit of citric. Finish is roasty. Medium carbonation.


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