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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 4.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Our India Black Ale...hopped intensely with Amarillo and Simcoe.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phillies08Champs (680) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Draft at THBC. nose is pine and citrus. First sip is nice balance of hops followed by some black malt, finish is slight with molasses and toasted malt. nice beer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (3925) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Draft at the brewpub after the Hand Farm release. Poured a very nice looking blac body with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of dark roasted ctirus fruits, dark toasted brown bread, light chocolate notes, fresh hop cones. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a chalky finish that slides into a long lingering bitter aftertaste. Flavor is the same as the aroma, notes of dark roasted/burnt citrus fruits, dark brown toast, earth, and cheap chocolate. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2013
growler shared at Daddy’s tasting - wow this black IPA could pass for a regular IPA if I was blindfolded. Really smooth floral and bright ipa. Hardly even taste the roasted malts. Citrusy and bright, smooth, clean, lip-smacking finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggirlpanties (180) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Tap at tired Hands. The aroma is floral, dark fruits. Taste is hoppy, roasty, some dark fruits/figs. No heavy chocolate and little roast differing from a stout. This was an IPA straight up that happened to be dark. Delicately toes the line between IPA and stout. Just a wonderfully balanced and nuanced beer unlike it’s ultra aggressive brother Zombie.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5262) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Growler courtesy of Vinny. Awesome aroma of the fantastic duet - Amarillo and simcoe. Super fresh pine, citrus and resin. Mouthfeel is super fresh pine hop and citrus. Straightforward, but NAILS it home. Cheers Jean.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
On tap at TH, pours a murky plum borwn color with medium and creamy off white head. Aromas of piney hops, nutty malts, and light cocoa. Taste is a knockout...juicy hops, pine resin, warm cheddar, roasty malt, and bitter cocoa. Medium in body. Really enjoying this brew...Top notch black ipa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Growler thanks to GT2!! Rich black pour, beige head. Nose and flavor bring amazing dank spruce and pine character from the Simcoe, loam and earth, and big citric character from the Amarillo as well. Definitely some roasty bitterness to complement the aggressive hop profile. Smooth and delightfully quaffable for a beer with such gigantic flavor. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2013
1 Liter growler from GT2. Black with a thin sudsy cream spotted lace. Nose shows some light pine, citrus, roast, light molasses. Flavor is similar, lots of roast but its not overly bitter like some in the style. Grassy, pine, more roast, light cocoa. Very easy drinking, and seems to me more like a straight black ale than an India black ale or black ipa. Maybe it’s just not as overhopped like some (specifically thinking of TH Zombie) but I kinda like it better like that. Maybe more like a black APA. New style?!!?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 On tap at Tired Hands yesterday afternoon. Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Good sticky lacing. The nose carries some mild roast and chocolate underneath a nice bit of piney, resinous hops, as well as a bit of citrus character. Flavor is fairly similar with a nice backing bitterness. A bit of roast and dryness. Really easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dagimp (706) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2013
On tap at the pub. Light lemon and cola aroma. Pours darkish brown with a white fluffy head. Mouthfeel is medium to light. Lighter than most black IPAs, nearer to an APA. Taste is hoppy and balanced with chalk, cocoa, citrus and some cayenne???? Very balanced and drinkable. If this is TH's house BIPA then it's a good one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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