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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Pour is definitely more brown than black, mahogany with a creamy off-white head. A wonderful smelling beer. Hop forward with loads of citrus and pine. Not much malt to speak of. The taste is completely dominated by the hops. Lots of juicy citrus and resin, massively bitter with a slight amount of malt. A totally unbalanced hop bomb, which is exactly what I love.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on April 4th, 2012.

Appearance:Pours a dark brown, and it looks like something is lightly floating around the sides.
Aroma: Aroma has some faint pine hops, a lot of roasty sweetness, caramel.
Taste: Medium to medium heavy bitterness, caramel malt roastiness, sweet finish.
Palate:Slick, medium body, really smooth, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: I really enjoyed this beer, more than Stone 15th Anniversary which technically also a Black IPA - yes I realize this is more brown than black. But that is what does this for me, itís like the roasty cousin of imperial reds(my favorite style). This should be made all the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheJestersBeer (2391) - SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2012
Draught. Very dark brown, beige head. Very hoppy aroma, spruce, roasted malt, mint, grapefruit, resin. Off-dry, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Hoppy, resiny taste, roasted malts, grapefruit, Sorachi (?), blackcurrant yeast. (2012-05-01)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
$3.25 (or somewhere around there) from Best Damn Beer Shop. Clear deep brown with a one finger beige head, creamy with good retention. Definitely getting a good amount of citrus hops and Nelson, a little pine. There is a little toasted malt. Iím not getting as much Nelson in the flavor, as it seems much more citrus forward, some yeasty notes. Pretty low sweetness, bone dry finish. Bitterness peaked at a 6-7, lightly earthy. Low to moderate creamy carbonation with a medium body. Great stuff--long live Kimmich and the Alchemist!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Pours more brown than black (haha) with some floaties and haze, flawless beige head. Aroma is tropical fruits, papaya, guava, gooseberry, lime, passionfruit, hint of roast. Taste is same as aroma, huge tropical fruit followed by honey and a touch of coffee. body is medium, creamy smooth, lowish carbonation, dry roasted fruity finish. Overall, a perfect black IPA which uses all of my favorite new hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beercollector (23) - Astoria, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Light cream head, dark brown opaque, great lacing. Mild aroma. Smooth, slight bite. Mild hop. Roasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (3315) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Awesome stuff. This reminds me of a slightly more earthy and lightly malty heady topper. The hops are huge and flavorful without being a bitter bomb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark ruby with a small tan head. Hoppy aroma with grass, pine, citrus, and tropical fruits. Some spicy notes and a hint of caramel as well. Great spicy hop flavor as well. Grapefruit, grass, pine and tropical fruit flavors with a nutty caramel backbone. Great bitter hop finish. Great beer and best Black IPA Iíve had to date.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Wonderful herbal citrus hop aromas. Poured dark brown with a small white head. Citrus hop flavors with creamy malts. Overall a very good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Climbrew (28) - - JAN 18, 2012
Cloudy pour but great hop aroma the roasty malts excellent hoppy finish. Zomg sometime I dont want to write 75 chars ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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