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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Legend had is Captín Krunkles is the most feared pirate on the high seas. No one has seen him, his ship, or the great beer his band of pirates drinks has lived to tell about it. Until now. Made with a bombardment of hops to defeat your tastebuds in battle and all the black malt you can stand before walking the plank, this Black I.P.A. will make it worth going down with the ship.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Had this while camping at BCTC this year. Pours a clear brown with ruby highlights and a thin beige head. Hoppy aromas, malty brewhouse, chocolate and toffee. Big chocolate and earthy malt, smooth. Light tobacco. Long slow chocolate and a hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7229) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Bomber pours mahogany with ruby edges and tan head. The aroma is pine running by some roasted malts, some burnt malts, a seemingly out of place note of citrus and then smooth nearly subtle rauch maltiness. The taste is much the same with pine hops mixing with citrus hop flavor, dark roasted malts and rauch malt smokiness seeming a tad peaty. I always have wondered what a hop forward smoky beer would be like. I think the pine hops work well and the citrus may also work but seem a bit odd for some reason. After a few ounces the oddness has grown on me. It has plenty of smooth rauch and pine lingering deep into the after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a stately cap of beige head. The aroma picked up toasted caramel and molasses upfront with fresh pine resin, sparkly citrus, and a hint of ashy smoke around.. spicy overall and well-presented. The flavor found a hefty dose of burnt black malt throughout, some giving off coffee and molasses character.. bitterness was bright and mostly piney.. finished with tacky black malts, a touch of smoke, and residual pine bitterness. Medium-bodied and scratchy across the palate.. a little sharp at times.. overall well-balanced with a tad too much burnt character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2010
22 oz. bottle as an extra in a trade with JCB- thanks again, Jason! Pours a dark opaque brown, basically black, with a tan head that leaves some soapy lacing in the glass. Aroma of earthy hops, dark roasted malts, dirt, pine, wood, grass, and toasted brown sugar. Flavor of earthy hops, dark roasted malts, pine resin, citrus, grass, charred wood, earthy notes, dust, dark chocolate, and just a little coffee. Finishes roasty and bitter. Medium-bodied, with average carbonation and a dirty mouthfeel. Not a typical IPA, and certainly worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7029) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2010
22oz bomber. dark brown, tan head. aroma keeps a nice hoppy nose, pine followed by some citrus. flavors, similar to the aroma, lots of nice piney hops and citrus giving a mild bitetrness. The hoppy profile is dominant and is accompanied by a subtle touch of chocolate/caramel malts. Finishes with a mild powdery cocoa nibs that is delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6535) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle, probably sat on this one too long. But it has aged well. Choclatety flavor, roasty, hops have diminished. Very flavorful, great mouthfeel, oily. Real nice.!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6499) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2010
My 10th black IPA... glad to knock out this style! 12/8/10. Bomber. Opaque black pour, some red on the edges when held to the light, under a thick brown head that lasts with a few millimeters. Strong sour hop presence with plenty of pine, coffee, and a hint of rubbing alcohol. Malty and sweet roasty flavor that leans so much on the malty and roasty side that it lends itself to almost being a hoppy stout/impy stout. Still, quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of resiny hops, roasty, spicy. Tastes of pepper, bitter, roasty, some coffee, chocolate on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6299) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Bottle and served in my other NB Worthy glass: Pours a deep cola brown turning near black topped by a big assed frothy tan head that left excellent lacing, beautiful brew. The aroma has notes of charred, nutty, caramel, coffee, and biscuity malts thrown around by some piney resiny and a touch of grassy noble hops too. I found a bit of anise, leather, tar, and bubblegum too. The taste is well balanced between the sweet and astrengent malts versus the snappy and spicy hops. Plenty of coffeeish and bakers dark chocolate too. The mouth feel is sprite and oily, a bit chalky but easily drinkable. A top notch Dark Cascadian Black India not quite so pale Ale. Mikey Likey damn it. deal. Next to Beer Here Dark Hops, the 2nd best of new genre I have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
more subdued and less fresh hop aroma and flavor than i was hoping for, though still nice, and better than average...but far from elite. Had it side by side with Hop in the Dark and Sublimely Self Righteous and it got itís southern ass thoroughly kicked. More complex and less roasted malt tones than usually found in a black ipa. Again, nice, but the bitter hops needed to be more aromatic and assertive."

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