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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 145   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Incredibly floral green hop aromas jump out at you, the initial taste lends pleasant roasted flavors, followed by a wonderful bitter finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle shared with Brendan and Paul. Pours a deep brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is pine, resin, soap, and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium with nice carbonation and notes of grapefruit, pine, light floral character, light cocoa, and light roast. Very Nice Black IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle and served in my Ratebeer Tulip: Pours a deep brown near black with a lasting frothy tan head. The aroma has notes of dank, grassy, citric hops along with charred, roasted and bready malts. A bit earthy but this is all about the hops and char. Aggressive biting resiny and lightly juicy hops over a layer of dark malts with a touch of pepper on the finish. There is a unique industrial taste and feel about the finish I am not a fan of however which takes the scores down a bit. Overall it is a solid enough brew but I have better in this genre (including my homebrew).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Big thanks to man #1 nigga mike m!!! Very bitter toasty black ipa. Rich and creamy, lactosy

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/30/2012. Pours hazy very dark reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, mango, orange zest, pineapple, toast, pine, roasted malt, light char, grass, floral, and light herbal. Damn nice aromas with a great hop profile and solid roasted malt backbone. Taste of big dark roasted malt, coffee, grapefruit, orange zest, pine, light char, pineapple, toast, floral, grass, and piney spiciness. Nice amount of pine and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, toast, pineapple, roasted malt, light char, coffee, pine, floral, grass, and piney spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and hop complexity; with a nice roasted malt backbone that is well balanced with the hop flavors; almost zero cloying flavors are present on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming present on the finish. Overall this is an excellent Black IPA! Great hop flavor profile and balance with roasted malts; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering as expected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (536) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Mike. Thanks Mike! Pours deep dark and murky with a full light khaki head. Nose is fully roasted with a really nice grassy note to it. Flavor is different but in a good way. Fresh grass and dark malts throughout. Really enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (246) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a muddy black with a thin beige head. Aroma is very piney with no real malt aroma detected. Taste is big and bold, almost all hops here. Small amount of lacing left on the glass. Palate is long that finishes bitter. Overall this beer is the best black ipa I’ve had so far. The next one has a lot to live up to.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (537) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2012
12oz bottle from Kalamazoo megabev. Pour is dark black with brown hue. Offwhite cola like head is a half inch thick. Intense floral hop scent, maybe a bit reminiscent of citrus as well. Taste is really unique. Thick and chalky mouth feel. Bitter with hops at first, accompanied by a taste I can describe no other way than wheaty. Roasted malt finish that's a little bitter and slightly chocolatey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1578) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours a very dark brown color with a perfect 1 cm head that lingers a bit. Aroma is very floral with pine and roasted malt. Taste is the same. Fresh flowers, light roasted malt, light chocolate, bitter finish. Thin body allows for easy drinking. A very solid Black IPA but I’ve had a few better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Black pour with a tan head. Some floral hops and roast in the nose with a similar taste, perhaps a little spruce and citrus along with it. Pretty damn tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crackedmachine (464) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Pours dark brown with a think tan head. Aroma hints of roasty malt and chocolate, with loads of fruity hops and some pine. Flavor is upfront roasty, semi-sweet malt quickly overcome by strong, varied hop flavors (fruit, pine) with a lingering bitterness. This is an exceptional dark IPA.


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