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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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It’s a shame when good barley goes bad. This spring, the combined effect of double digit sustained winds and concentrated rainfall created major stress on the normal course of our barley maturation — our crop went down for the count. Instead of crying in our beer—or lack thereof—we decided to do one better and make something new. Featuring organic malts and our estate-grown wet hops, this black IPA is the evil twin of our legendary Estate Ale. Black in color with a mild roasty flavor and moderate body, this beer has a bold citrusy and earthy hop flavor and aroma from the use of our own wet hops. We’d never let one bad harvest get in the way of a great beer, so join us in a toast to the memory of our devastating season.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3612) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Yoav. Pours brown to orange with a huge beige head, aroma of chocolate, some hops and orange, flavor of chocolate, some peaty notes, orange, tangerine and bitterness, medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (6326) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Yoav. Clear dark amber-brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of piney hops, roast and chocolate. Bittersweet flavor, roasty and hoppy, with a big of dark chocolate, a bit of coffee and a bitter finish with piney notes. Medium-bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Rating. #500! A worthy beer for it. 24 oz bottle poured into my ipa glass. Pours a dark cola color with a thick fluffy light tan head that leaves awesome lacing. Smells off roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, caramel and pine. Tastes of the same things. Mouthfeel is thin, oily, and water with light carbonation and a semi dry finish. Had to try this. Who knows if they?ll brew it again. Very well balanced black ipa. Looks beautiful in the glass. Worth a try if you can still find it anywhere.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1045) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours a clear, dark ruby-amber with a light tannish-taupe head. Dark roasted, nearly smoky nose with a grassy hop character. Smooth, slick, wet texture. Sweet up front. Some ripe fruit. Smokiness galore. Very drinkable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
coltonhudy (15) - - MAY 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2014 Dark espresso head and body when poured the taste is strong and intense but balanced and flavorful with notes of coffee,chocolate,cocoa,cacao,oak,hops, with a slightly sweet piny finish this is an epic black ipa.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fantomasus (226) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Pours a deep dark cola brown with a wonderful frothy off white head, perfect! Aroma: caramel, bread, spruce, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste is near perfect balance. Medium bodied, thick feel, creamy, with a long bitter finish. Great brew...

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (709) - Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Very complex and a unquie balance. Pour is dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is a little hoppy and full of malts and yeast. Smooth and creamy with a bitter hop bit at the finsh that stays on the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hapjydeuce (952) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottled, 2013 vintage. Thanks to my bro for the birthday hookup. Color is more mahogany than black. Thick foamy beige head that fades into a fine fizz. Aroma of smoke, almost burnt toast, pepper and vanilla. Flavor is less hoppy than expected, on the scale of an extra pale ale. Strong smoky bitterness up front which turns into a slightly acidic hops bitterness. Medium to thin bodied with low carbonation. Kind of lackluster; might have been better when it was fresh after the release last fall. Unique though, don’t know if we’ll ever see this one again. For someone that’s never had a black IPA this would be a treat; but after other beers like Black Lie or Alpine Ugly it’s just missing the kick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1522) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - APR 12, 2014
750 drank in January. Pours clear black with a firm head. Nose is chocolate, roast, and piney hops. Flavor of an IPA hop wise, but with a malty body of a stout. Finishes long.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (645) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Pours dark black - almost like a purple or ruby red hue. Slight off-white head from bottle pour. Aroma is strong with caramel and pine. Taste develops and takes a minute but comes on strong bitter with roasted malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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