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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2010
22 oz bottle tasted blind on 4/9/10. Pours dark brown with huge mocha head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel with hints of oak and pine. Nice sweetness then a great bitter mocha finish. Balanced carbonation that really brought out the roasted malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bottle. Dark, thin and black with a thick foamy head. Aroma of citrus hops and chalky powdered cocoa. Flavor is more of the powdered cocoa with a strong hop backbone. Very nice brew. One of my favorites of the Side Project series.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Spaten Mug. This brew poured a dark brown (almost competely black) with a one finger tan head. The aroma of this brew was piney. The taste of this was a very smooth earthy flavor that intensified upon swallowing. The hops were very subtle and almost missed. It maintained evident lacing throughout. Overall this was a very nice brew that is easy to drink while still maintaining an earthy flavor. With that said, I would have enjoyed it much more if there was some balance to the earthy flavor. This was still quite good for a Black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Tried on tap the other day - rating is a bomber from fermentation lounge. Dark brown pour with a frothy mocha head and sheets of lace. Aroma is a pleasant subtle mix of pine, floral, citrus, roasted malt and cocoa. Flavors are citrus hop ipa up front followed by earthy roasted malts and wood. Smokey vibe to it - in a good way. Lively medium texture. Astringent resiny bitterness in the long finish. Kind of comes off as two different beers at once. Not sure if thatís what the black ipa style is about. If it is, well played.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3036) - Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
My wife said this reminded her of the Wake n Bake Stout, but to my less-acute senses, the similarity was faint. There is a nice chocolaty quality to the malt, but the body is definitely lighter, but this goes very well with the hops. Iím actually a little surprised the hops arenít more aggressive, but this is an excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djtimeless (221) - Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Pours out black with lots of head. Taste is roasty piney. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, citrus, pepper, smoke, and some pine.Clean finish balanced smooth, good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
This poured a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was darker roasted malts and a good amount of citrus specifically grapefruit hops. Flavor was more roasted than expected, almost overpowering the large amount of hops in this one. A bit too roasted for what I was expecting and was lmost more lik a hoppy porter than a black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2010
This poured a very dark brown with very little foam. What little foam there was did leave a nice lacing on the glass though. Arom had some strong earthy notes of the simco hop. First taste has the very earthy and grassy hops blast through the palate. This is tempered on the aftertaste by the dark malts, which imbue some hints of dark roast bitter coffee. In the end, the dark coffee and hops come together to make a rather interesting bitter but enjoyable experience.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Pours out pretty much black, with a thin off white head. Nice aroma of citrus hops, light chocolate and roast. Taste is very complex with a nice smooth mouthfeel, the citrus and light pine hops go very well with the light notes of chocolate, roast and some earthy notes hiding in there. Big fan of these hybrid styles, and this one once again is a winner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6768) - 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.


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