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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Originally Beer Camp # 16 from 11/2009. This dark russet-colored beer has an intricate aroma of roasted malt and fruity esters, with a touch of resinous pine note from the use of juniper berries. The flavor is deep and complex with an upfront sweetness and flavors of dark baking chocolate, which give way to a dry finish from a mixture of hops, and a mild hint of juniper. Juniper Black Ale is very drinkable and perfect for a cold winter night.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 3, 2011
12oz Bottle Pours out a dark brown with some red highlights topped with a tan head. Aroma is pine hops, dark roast, milk chocolate, and some malt. Taste is about the same as the aroma with a nice grapefruit bitterness at the end.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"this one was a bit of a surprise. thick near black pour and generous brown head. the aroma was at first herbal juniper and hops, then an onslaught of roasted malt and chocolate. nice. this manages to be among the better "black ipas" while also being totally unique due to the not so subtle presence of the juniper. the aroma and flavor alternate between which of the three aspects in most dominant, and somehow they all get their shot, but in the end the coombination of flavors makes this one of the more complex 12-ouncers I’ve had in a while. most likely better fresh."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
bottle. deep brown with small head. sweet malty body with some chocolate. juniper and piney bitterness from the hops. very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle on 06/30/2011 courtesy of Butters as Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Juniper Black Ale. Dark black body with a large frothy tan head. Sweet roasty and chocolate aroma with some juniper notes. Sweet juniper flavor with some roasty and chocolate flavor and a dry bitter hop finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3935) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
(Backlog) Dark in color brown to black with ruby tinges. Tannish head. Roast come first in the aroma, then come some coffee and pine. Sort stout like in the whiff. The taste is where the pine, juniper, touch of fruit and herbs, grass hop like comes out. Slight malt

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
A: Pours black (duh) with a thick three finger cream head. This falls over several minutes to a quilt of the same. Cobweb lacing. Where light penetrates, beer is a ruddy red. S: Smells like an ABA with a bit of smoke. Plenty of roasty malts, citrus and resin hops. A good bit of smoke here, like peat smoke. The juniper is subdued and not very evident here. Nonetheless, I like the nose here. T: There’s the juniper. Piny juniper comes through and plays well with the roasty toasty malts. The hops are less punchy than anticipated and more of a third wheel to the malts and juniper. Some of the malts are soily and bitter. Good stuff here. M: medium bodied with lower than expected (based on appearance) carb. Slick finish. O: Good beer. Wish this was a seasonal rather than a one timer. Serving type: bottle 07-05-2011

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2256) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
A: Dark Brown,Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head, Decent Lacing S: Chocolate, Nutty, Dark Malts, Mild Juniper T: Dark Mildly Roasted Malts, Chocolate, Piney, Mild Coffee M: Great Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Bitter, Mildly Drying Overall, a very nice Black Ale but the Juniper flavor was lacking but made up with the piney bitterness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
This is a great beer and one of the best black IPAs I’ve had. The roastiness is strong, but not strong enough to overwhelm the very fresh, very bright pine and herb flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle from BevMo: Poured a dark brown that was almost black and was topped with a thin layer of head. As for the aroma, my nose is able to pick up on a moderate usage of blackened malts as well as some thick coffee creamer too. The flavor is roasty and tastes as if the malts might have been slightly smoked, but I get the idea that the malts suppress any juniper berry flavors.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
11th June 2011
Opaque black beer, good frothy tan head. Semi dry and semi soft palate. Bitter dark malt. Dash of smoke and a little cream. Bitter minerals and a whisper of fruit. Semi dry and bitter finish. Okay if a little odd.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2668) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
The beer is black with a thick, whipped, beige foam cap. Ample lacing clings to the walls of the pint glass. The aroma offers roasted malt, chocolates, pine. Nicely done. Quite tasty. Honestly, this is much better than I expected. While I am generally not a big fan of this style (though I do my best to rate fairly), this is a good beer. A bit more of the juniper emerges as the beer warms, but remains subtle enough to keep the beer in balanced. Roast and piney hops play co-starring roles. Medium bodied with solid carbonation. Alcohol masked well by aggressive roast and pine flavors. Overall, a solid beer. I would have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-25-2011


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