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RATINGS: 178   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2010
Very dark amber, almost opaque. Big, long-lasting off-white head with heavy lacing. Aroma is chocolate malt and flowery hops. A little sweetness, a lot of bittering hop, and taste like a dark roast coffee bean. Light to medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1058) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2010
Dark brown pour with a lasting tan head. Aroma is hoppy, mostly citrus and light floral. Flavor is bitter with notes of chocolate and bread. Hops are evident throughout, again, mostly citrus, but not as pronounced as in the aroma. Very solid, dark, slightly roasted malt backbone make this a smooth sipper and very well balanced.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Very deep brown, a little ruby light shines through. Nose is roast, caramel & piney hop. Flavor is caramel, nice roast, big pine character with some tropical hop notes. Finish is bittersweet chocolate & pine with lingering caramel. I recognize that this bottle isnít the freshest in the world but I prefer it to fresh samples of Captín Krunkles that I had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3025) - 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.

   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.

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