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#94 Belgian-style Black IPAóThis beguiling black IPA takes a tropical detour with a dose of new world hops, featuring lemony Sorachi Ace and fruity Nelson Sauvin varieties. A Belgian yeast works with the exotic hop profile, emphasizing its complex and fruity flavors.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheMaha (56) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Beer Camp Variety Pack 2013-(12oz bottle poured to a tulip) Black and Beautiful like 60ís soul baby. James Brown/ Aretha Franklin good. Starting with the pour and the aroma you know youíre in for a treat. A Brazil nut color with a chocolate milk like head. Nice lacing, sticky with soft small bubbles. So. much going on in the aroma here. Espresso. chocolate, fruity hops. toffee and even bubblegum with the alcohol presence to give it pop. The mouth feel is soft and silky but delivers on the promise of the nose. Really nice bitterness with the chocolate. and stone fruits and that first cup of morning coffee satisfaction. The "Belgian" yeast factor is there not as a star player but as nice underlying support. Clean and resinous at the same time in the finish. This yearís Beer Camp Variety Pack is a hoppy success and #94 is the star. So well done. you owe it to yourself to try this!!! Awww HIT ME!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (1743) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"Canít tell this was so strong. Solid entry, good deal, couldnít really tell it was Belgian though. Maybe a touch dry in the end but the flavor (while good) was muddled enough that any Belgian yeast was indistinct. Just ended up a black ipa that tasted like it used spicy hop varieties with a good dose of dark malt. Poured near black with big khaki head. I liked the old India ink better than this, but this was good."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. Black colored pour with a tan head. Lively carbonation; malty, chocolate roasted flavors with of course, hops. Bitter, thick, and a sipper of an IPA. Not really my favorite style, but it works.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbad6 (17) - IRELAND - AUG 14, 2014
350ml bottle. Strong aroma, hops, roast malt, coffee, some citrus. Taste is the same. Medium carbonation .Bordering on stout?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1520) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Now this is a black IPA. It could easily pass for a stout in appearance, and it produces a truly beautiful fluffy, light brown head and thereís just enough stickiness to form some really thick, sexy lacing in places. The nose offers some roasted malts up front, which quickly balances out with some sweet, caramel/toffee sweetness. Something else, an alcoholic, fermented fruitiness deep in the aroma reminds me of a Tempranillo. The flavor is phenomenal for a black IPA. This is easily my favorite of the style, even if it leans Belgian. I often feel like Iím in search of the perfect black IPA, and sometimes, even often, remark at how a black IPA is really good - but this one has to top the bill. Some cocoa-like roasted malts form the base of the malt flavor, with a very distinctive herbal, citrusy lemon hop presence blending extremely well with the malts mid-palate. Sorachi Ace hops seem to really be amped up in this beer, but the complimenting heft and flavor of the malts really make this beer work. Itís truly impressive. Finally a dry, toasted/heavily roasted malt flavor, sans burnt bitterness, finishes out the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1367) - Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2014
On draught at Roscoeís for Sierra Nevada Summit/Tap Takeover. Deep chocolatey black with dark tan head. Aroma is very dark roasted malt, coffee, and citrus. Taste is chocolate, roasted peanut, lightly smoked dark malt, yeast, and some fruity light citrus notes. Very chocolatey and fruity in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1380) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2014
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, honey, brown sugar, citrus, tropical fruit, slight acidity. Taste is chocolate, citrus, brown sugar, slight funk, dark red berries. Mouthfeel is quite dry with low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3383) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
355ml bottle at Newstead Brewing. Pours a thin black colour with a tan head. Hop aromas dominate. Spiced fruit flavours are pleasing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (886) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Complex...much more than the aroma gives away. There you have it, thatís what Iíve got, you fucking sick ass savages. The end <drops microphone>.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (545) - Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Tap at Third Base Brewery. Pours black with tan head. Nose has some roast. Taste is mild bitterness with some chocolate. Nice balanced beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (2971) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle at home from drinkstore
Dark brown black with pillowy "anzac" brown head. rich almost lactose like yeast esters and a touch of goosweberry, perhaps slightly manure, full bodied, gentle carbonation. yeast and hops working well together, slighty toasty dry pithy finish. Creamy, complex yet immensely drinkable for its strength. This needs to be a full time beer.


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