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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a very deep brown body with a rather large and lasting, foamy off-white head that leaves good lace and is quite retentive. Aromas are of hops: pine, tropical fruit, kiwi, lychee, some malt: roast, nutty, brown sugar, and light yeast esters. A bit of a spicy co-humulone note. Flavors are nutty, roasty, toasty, medium bitterness, a touch of bready malt and a light citrus and tropical fruit hop punch. A hint grassy. Medium to slightly thin body, a bit of earthy roast, slightly lingering bitterness and floral hop quality. Medium carbonation. Pretty decent.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
12 oz bottle. It pours a murky pond water brown with tons of floaties and a fluffy light brownish-tan head. The smell is slightly roasty with some cocoa, there is a hint of tropical fruit. Not really a prime-time combo. The flavor is pretty bitter which helps it. There is a fair amount of cocoa and roastiness. The hops aren’t as apparent in the flavor besides the bitterness. There is a slight bit of fruit but it is subtle. It really tastes more like a porter with a ton of bittering hops more than anything, not really an IPA at all and not bad. If they just got rid of the aroma hops in this one it would be pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottled. Poured a healthy shade of deeper brown with a short khaki head. The aroma picked up dank pine and perfumey hoppage over caramel and toasted chocolate malts.. I loved the fresh, vibrant hop presence, and the malts worked OK. The flavor found sweeter chocolate, iced tea, and roasty black patent notes at the core, with fresh, green pine and perfumey bitterness around.. dank and bitter on the finish.. good stuff. Medium-bodied with just the right amount of carbo on the palate.. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the malts in here, but the hops were really delicious and made up for it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
12oz bottle w/o a very imaginative name pours up brown – copper – amber, brownish with tiny floaties and thin tan head. The aroma is big and bold even while still pretty cold and delivers chewy pine and citrus hop goodness mixing with a bit of spicy hops, earthiness and faint roasted malts. The flavor, oh yeah, I’m liking this. It unloads a great mix of pine hops and somewhat malt sweetened grapefruit and tangelo citrus hops. The hops have a modest level of hops flavor but formidable hop bitterness. This is chewy yummy and bold and maintains a nice hop flavor into the finish. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle. Murky brown beer with a tan head. Big grapefruit and summer fruit aroma. Summer fruti and grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Pine and light summer fruit lingers with grapefruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6743) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown, with a surprising amount of sediment at the end of the pour. Enormously hoppy aroma, green and leafy, resinous. Full hop assault on the palate, fresh and aggressive, conifer, gooseberry, lemon rind. There is roast here too, I just need to let my palate re-equilibrate to find it. So good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with a reddish hue, cola carbonation and an off white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a real nice pine and fresh cut grass note backed by light roasted malts. Flavor has a lighter pine note with more roasted malts and hints of bread and coffee,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a just clear dark brown to black with a large beige head. Citrus on the nose, floral hints, a touch of roast. Medium bodied, sweet, roast and toast. Soft cocoa and roast before more sweet long candied grapefruit and citrus. Long gently sweet bitterness on the finish. Nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2012
12 oz. bottle shared by Aubrey Joe. Thanks again, Joe! Pours a brown-hued copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of leafy hops, caramel malts, mint, tobacco, grapefruit, and brown sugar. Flavor of mint, grapefruit, tobacco, wood, caramel malts, and tea leaves. Medium-bodied, with a cool, leafy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Pretty good black IPA but didn’t blow me away.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6497) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a huge beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a brown ale flavor with lots of treacle and a citrus finish. Complex and tasty.


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