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RATINGS: 175   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Black, Opaque beer. Starts off tasting like a fairly typical IPA, strong, but not overbearing. Fairly smooth for an IPA. As the beer warms, more of a malt chocolate flavor arises.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Shout out to SincereNC for sending this my way. Dark black color with a very unassuming aroma. In fact it was bland and boring. The taste was also not nearly hoppy enough for me. I got the slightest hint of a single hop flower and the dark malts just didnít wow me at all. Boring. I think the best "black IPA" Iíve had is still Stoneís 11th Anniversary/Sublimely Self Righteous Ale. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-16-2010 21:42:06

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
papajohn56 (18) - Lakeland, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours jet black, no light comes through even when put directly in front of a light. Tan head that gives way to nice lacing. Aroma of slightly burnt malt and citrusy hops. Very similar taste although little heavier on the malt than the smell. Overall, very drinkable and very unique. A quality experiment.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2010
On tap that the Capitol Alehouse in downtown Richmond, VA. Its black with a bit of light brown head. The nose is dominated by the black malts, but a bit of a pine character fights throught. Same with the flavor. Basicly this is a bitter stout. Too much black and not enough IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5590) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle from ibrew2or3. Thanks! Nose is roasty with notes of dark chocolate sweetness here and there as well as some muted hops(flat earthy, and lightly papery notes). Pours dark brown almost black, nice head and lace. The flavor is more roasted malts, darker sweetness, some residual sugar. Light earthy bitterness, hops are flat and almost stale and this reminds me more of a foreign stout or something along that line right now. Not bad, just not really what i was expecting from a Black IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2928) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2010
strong flavors with a hard bitterness rich and very toasty. sharp bitterness with a great empahisness of dark malt. one to try

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2010
The aroma is hoppy with pine, grass, toasted malt, and a small amount of coffee. The appearance is dark brown with a nice head. The taste is like the aroma and quite hoppy. The palate is smooth. Overall a good but not great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Pours dark brown with khaki head. Toasted malt and pine hop aroma. Flavor is more roasty than other balck ipaís Iíve had. Moderate hop bitterness. Decent, but I wouldnít seek this out again. Medium body with moderate carbonation. This one is somewhat of a letdown; I was hoping for more.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Picked this up while on vacation in Orlando at Knightly Spirits. Maybe my expectations were too high being a big fan of Stones Sublimely and Southern Tiers Iniquity black IPAs, but I expected more from this beer. Thought the hop profile was moderate at best.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Not quite black but more deep brown with off white head and thinned lacing on the side. Thinned bittering hops step off the top with some light roastiness coming through on the side of the smell, although the aromas feel a little flat. The taste itself is lightly bittering with a laser directed cedar/pine floral kick which is nice but lacks rounded mouthfeel. A decent brew overall and unique approach.


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