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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1293) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
Brown to light red and clear colour. If I nosed this blind I’m sure I would struggle to pick out the toast as it is a very fruity citrus hoppy IPA and shows little if of toast from blackening up this one. On the palate it is a fresh hoppy experience with decent length and good body. Bitter with caramel. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5323) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is citrus hop and pine. More hop forward than roast forward, nice smoothness compared to over bitter over roast from regular black ipas.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (5078) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2015
Many thanks to jsquire for this bottle! Great floral fruity nose with hints of dry malt. The beer starts fresh floral, great dry. Dark roasted malt, fresh citrus hops, pine, nice intense bitter. The aftertaste is intense-floral, fruity, nice roasted-smooth with a nice bitter aftertaste. Great brew!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (48) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2015
From bottle. Nearly-opaque deep burgundy with off-white head. Aroma is a warm tropical sweetness with high pine notes. Taste starts as sweet citrus then to a smokey, rounded chewiness, finishing off with a nice lingering hop bite. As good as, if not maybe better than the white rajah, in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1470) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Mild roast aroma, with a pungent bite of pine and citrus. Pours a dark ruby red, with a full light tan head. Very good interplay between the hops and the roasted notes. The flavor starts with a touch of roasted coffee, which then fades into citrus and pine, with a long bitter and roasted finish. A very nice black IPA, and a good representation of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4623) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Jungle Jims. Dark and chocolate taste with a nice hop profile. Not agressive, but well done.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3215) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, chocolate, cocoa, toast, light char, floral, grass, and floral/roasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate roasted malt balance; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, chocolate, cocoa, toast, light char, floral, grass, and floral/roasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange zest, pine, chocolate, cocoa, light char, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate roasted malt balance; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome black IPA. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate roasted malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (760) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Growler at home- pours deep brown, huge light brown head. Pine, toast, dank hops, roasted malts on the nose. More roast and toast flavors initially with the pine hop resin finishes with bitterness. Not too resinous like many black IPA s. Lighter bodied. Well balanced. Drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1093) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle from Vintage Estate. Pours black with fizzy tan head. Roast nose woth some hops. Meaty roasted tasted with some grass and herbs, mild bitter. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Berard (429) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with thin white head that lingers. Mild carbonation with dank hop aroma. Nice tasting black ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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