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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (3836) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Coffee, licorice, and pine nose. Mahogany, medium creamy tan head. Cola at the beginning but pine and grapefruit at midpalate A surge of instant coffee in an enduring finish. Soil present. Medium body, creamy. What a lovely earthy black IPA. Probably heavier than is needed for the style, but the hops are certainly there in good numbers. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4402) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2579) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4989) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a nice foamy brown head that had nice retention. The nose is bright citrusy hops with a heavy chocolate and roasty malt base. The flavor is really well balanced between the hops and the Porter flavors. Strong chocolate malt base that has a little roastiness on the finish. Medium bodied with a sturdy firm mouthfeel and fizzy soft carbonation. Really nice hoppy porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TOSG55 (222) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (720) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Well done. Pours deep brown with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is sweet / citrus hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Bitter hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle shared out back of the William IV, thanks to Leighton, 21/09/13. Very dark mahogony brown with a good sized tan head. Nose is light roast, grapefruit, light piney tang, hop notes. Taste comprises dry roast, grass, tropicals, pine, grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy finish. Decent enough CDA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle shared at King William IV - London. Pours deep brown with a moderate, creamy tan cap. Nose holds a good dose of roasted malts with burnt pine and grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor, well and roasty, with grapefruit, dirt, rind. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Somewhat resinous to finish with cocoa roast, more grapefruit, toasted pine. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozarkspops (361) - - JUL 19, 2013
Dark brown nearly black pour. Khaki medium head. Balanced aroma between malt roastiness and hop citrus. Flavor is very similar. Nice balance between the two in the flavor as well. ---Rated via iPhone


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