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RATINGS: 71   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2200) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
bottle. deep brown with small head. interesting take on the black ipa style. sweet malty base with dark fruit. big hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1878) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle poured a deep brown color with a coating of tan head that retained a ring on the glass. Aroma has punchy hops, citrus, resins, underlying chocolate, and dark malts. Mouth feel is average and the carbonation medium low. Flavor has plenty of both malt and hops. Dark malts, resins, citrus, chocolate, creeping bitterness, and a hit of underlying sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (137) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours a dark brown, almost with a purple hue, Looks like root beer. Low to medium carbonation. Minimal off-white head. Diminishes quick into a thin ring of lacing around the glass. Smells of bitter hops, sweet malts, dark fruits, wine-like at times. Tastes bitter with roasty malt undertones. Some sweetness sneaks in...pine...citrus...very nice. Finishes big and bitter. Lingers a while but enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (4402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; cola with thin beige head. Smells and tastes of dark malt, hops, and roast. Solid on the palate. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (713) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle pours black with low head. Aroma is pine resin and roast, taste is similar with a nice dry bitter finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (446) - Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottled 11/08/13 (?) and poured into a shaker pint. Part of a $10 Mix-a-Six at Fairway Sav-Mor in Eastpointe, Michigan. Appearance: Crystal clear ruby black with a creamy sand colored head on top. Incredible sip-for-sip lacing. Perfect in my book. Smell: Holy hops, they aren’t fooling around with this beer. Massive pine and earthy notes, with citrus undertones. A slight roastiness, but that super hoppy smell doesn’t match its dark color. Taste/feel: More of those hops. Tastes nothing like a black ale to me until the beer reaches the middle of the mouth and on the finish, when the roasty bitterness couples with the hops. A pretty damn bitter beer, so prepare yourself. Very dry, resinous, pleasant lingering hoppiness on the finish. Medium body with a medium carbonation, making this a pretty easy drinking beer, even with the lack of balance. Tasty stuff. Additionally, is this beer seriously 5%? It feels like it could easily be about 7%. I find it incredible that this beer’s ABV is what it is.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nephilium (1259) - Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Nice hoppy aroma, with a hint of roast. Pours a dark ruby red, with a thin tan head. Solid flavor, starting with roast, fading into some grassy hop notes. Long lingering bitter finish, a quite tasty Black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (481) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle. Deep black appearance. Medium khaki head. Citrus pine and malt. Maybe a little too light bodied. Ok balance.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlowOffTube (385) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours dark brown almost black. No head. Roasted spicy and floral hop aroma. Floral hops, roasted malt, and hints of citrus rind. Not much to it. Low carbonation and light body kind of ruined this for me. Maybe a bad batch?

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (344) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Floral hop with roasted malt undertones in the taste and aroma. Smooth, not overly bitter finish. Nice


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