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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The rich darkness is not excessive as is sometimes seen in other craft iterations. A medium high hop flavor and aroma befits this style. The caramel and roasted malt flavors and aromas are enhanced with a well-controlled fruitiness.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle pour. Good and rick without being heavy. Roasted aftertaste with hops on the front.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (2920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Jeffrey! Pours a dark brown with a small biege head. Aroma of roast, pine, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, pine, citrus, caramel, and coffee. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Solid roasted malt nose. Taste is nice malt and hop balance. Seems to be alot lower on the hops scale then the other black ipa beers that I like. Drinkable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (423) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Dark red brown color with light tan head. Strong caramel and malty aromas for an ipa, but definite earthy hop presence. Taste is sweet as expected with a moderately bitter finish. Body is medium heavy with a slight oily feel. I really enjoyed this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (584) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a dark brown with mid-sized head. Aroma of burnt grain and some hops. Flavor is a very smooth combination of malt and coffee with some hop accents. Pretty good, actually.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Courtesy of khoffman

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy caramel, chocolate, lighter roast, and a touch of coffee...no hops in the aroma. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights. It has a one finger beige head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some spotty webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate caramel and dark chocolate. The finish has light-moderate pine, burnt notes, light roast, and coffee. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, there’s simply not enough hops here to be anywhere close to a Black IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle thanks to khoffman. Pours a darker brown, nearing black, with a greyish head of foam. Good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, cinnamon, and roasty malt. Taste is a little burnt and gravely with a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1474) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle from khoffman43 pours deep amber capped by a cream colored head with great staying power, leaves a thick coating of lacing. Nose of roast and chocolate. Taste begins with a sweet twing, chocolate and roast. Midway the bitterness comes with some citrus. Bitterness is a tad subdued and makes for an easy drinker.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle from Sharrett’s Liquor Store (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Aroma: Toast, pine, grass, and maybe a little citrus.
Appearance: Dark brown with a small off-white head.
Taste: Medium in bitterness, and a very slight tartness in the finish.
Palate: Medium bodied, thin, and an average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1394) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2013
12oz bottle from KHoffman43, Thanks Kyle. Nose is slightly hoppy but not the dank hop like from Indeed Midnight Ryder, taste is more porter than IPA, and this is like a heavily hopped porter more than a IPA, I think porter is appropriate here.


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