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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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!

Fritz123's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1145) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6025) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottled 355ml. -at OíHara Zagreb. Black coloured, medium sized brown head, weak roasty hoppy nose. Light roasty, coffee, dark chocolate and fruity hoppy taste with also some coffee in the finish and aftertaste. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (544) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
On tap at Barley Brothers. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is very fruity at first, turns to roasty chocolate as it warms. Flavour is roasty chocolate, lingers a little dry and fruity with some smokey character in the aftertaste. Not the richest or hoppiest Black IPA, but very flavourful and pretty well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4096) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottled at OíHaraís Zagreb with Ribafish (huge thanks Marin & co!). poured a black/red body with a slow, creamy off white head. Creamy, coffee roasty aroma, nice sweetish and malty, only a touch fishy, but not really hoppy. The taste is slightly deceiving too - it starts off dominated by that roasty coffee, slightly tart, but then, underneath the roast a fresh, vague tropical fruit and lemon hopiness bulds up, carrying it, and making the overall thing somewhat juicy. Nice bitter roasty aftertaste. This ends up being quite enjoyable if you give it the time, and nothing about it is unpleasant really, far from it, though it might disappoint initially those coming for the hops... Nice work!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oldschool_Mike (108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours black with an off white head. Aroma is roasty and piney. Taste is about the same. Pretty good beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (878) - PERU - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle - Pours dark brown with a fairly large, creamy head. Good aroma of peach, grapefruit, mango, chocolate, and roasted malts.. It seems kike an unusual mix, but I like it. The chocolate comes through more as it warms. The taste is a little muddled. Roasted malts, then some citrus notes, ending somewhat chalky. As it warms, it becomes more like a chocolate dessert with orange, but I still do not like the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1271) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a large frothy tan head. Smells of grapefruit, pine, burnt chocolate chip cookies. Taste is soap, grapefruit, roasted nuts, pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lux_edwards (155) - - DEC 29, 2014
33 bottle. Pours a dark opaque black with tan head. Aroma is like hops. Taste is a litte bitter. Palate is medium and a little flat. Overall, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3899) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2014
12 oz. can. Pours an opaque ebony with a lasting film of cream. Nose is char, dark chocolate, grapefruit, earthy caramel and a bit of evergreen resin. Flavors of orange chocolate, espresso, green apple and herby char. Medium body has too much carbonation but a good balance. One of the best uses of the overly-fruity Shipyard yeast yet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROMTHEBOTTLE (10) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
12 oz bottle from a friend. Pour was non descript. While it appears to be a porter in the glass, the first smell directs you directly to black ipa. Subtle malt notes mingle nicely with the hops of the IPA. Chocolate and coffee notes are present but in the background Overall- a little thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4278) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
From a bottle nice big black pour. Off white head. Smells a little like malty ipa. Very nice looking dark beer. Yes, a darker beer with ipa attributes. Long bitter linger in there, wew. That bitter linger builds with a crescendo during the session. Finish is likewise. Asa lager lover this is entertaining but cannot say its enjoyable.

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