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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hopheads go to great extremes in their lupulin quests. It’s a worthy endeavor, but fraught with falling across the event horizon in a hoppy stupor. With swirling flavors from both dark malts and the crisp body from pilsner grains, our limited release black IPA will take you to the center of a hop explosion and back, without all the crushing gravity.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12291) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2013
22oz bottle. Large brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some bittersweet chocolate, roast, light pine. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, roast, some pineapple, light bittersweet chocolate that’s more pronounced in the finish. Medium body, light resin, quite drinkable for the ABV.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2948) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours pretty thick and dark with a decent creamy cocoa colored head. The aroma is nice too, some black licorice roasted malts and hops. Flavor brings a very well blended hop and roasted malt profile with no bite and satisfying creamy body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2013
-cask @NERAX-tan-brown with red tint. A-pine/citrus, dk malt. T-pine/citrus, dk malt-some chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1436) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
Not Storm king. On tap at Spacebar. cola color, no head some lacing, and a slight bite, not much hops some smoke and coal but there are better versions.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a fairly thick brown head. Aroma leads with a huge kick of pine hops, then rounds out with chocolate and malt notes. Powerful flavor, with a lot of strong components vying with one another - assertive West coast hops, alcohol, chocolate and coffee. It doesn’t work together perfectly, but it’s interesting enough to be well worth the ride.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
halfonit (1236) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2013
In tap at Battleship. Pours pretty much pitch black with a thick brown head. Aroma is of hips, malts, smoke, a little chocolate and grapefruit. Decent body. No lacing. Favor is of hops, malt, smoke and some chocolate. Leaves a smoke & hop finish. Reminds me of a ipa/rauch combo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4868) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours black into a shaker. Mocha conglomerate head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing to coat surface. Dark chocolate and loamy garden aromas. Creamy dark chocolate upfront turning to dank resin and espresso in the lasting finish.


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