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Brewed by Birrificio Toccalmatto
Style: Black IPA
Fidenza (PR), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black IPA brewed with Australian Galaxy hops.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
hazy sepia, thin small bubbled cream. Too heavily carbonated for black IPA, hoppy and spritzy with low roast. Flavor shows light brownie, very green and earthy through improving mid, lots of roast, gets cola-esque in finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3889) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Decent black IPA. Pours black with good head and lacing. Some roast malt, some hops. More on the malty side than hoppy. Soft carbonation. On tap in impromptu sampler served up by Chris at Ebenezer Kezar’s.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
750mL from El Cerrito. $17 or so- ouch. Pours a muddy near black, brown highlights. Massive tan foam, overcarbonated. Ice cream scoop retention. Huge lacing. Nose is pine, roast, savory steak, mild olive- on target Black IPA. Taste is fruity, roast, pine, mild sugar and soap. Palate is a tad too dusty and soapy, not enough density given the high effervescence. Slightly too aerated. Citric acid bite. Still, crazy on target for American Black IPA from Bruno.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Black pour with a single finger head. Lots of carbonation. Limited aroma. Long lingering bitterness. A little roast. Overall a very clean Black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Awesome black IPA on tap at Mikkeller bar in SF, really enjoyed this as well, kick ass black ipa

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
nimbleprop (4809) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4oz sample at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a hazy, mahogany amber with some creamy, white head. Nose of sweet tarts, soap, pine, medicinal. Flavor is very astringent, very soapy, pine. Full, soapy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
On draft at Churchkey DC. Pours black with a massive tan head that slowly recedes leaving lots of lacing. Somewhat sour nose. Flavors of cocoa, tobacco, and grass. Bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AntonioBirra (10) - - AUG 5, 2013
Pitch black in colour, almost black foam. A bit hoppy but a lot of licorice and a nice sweetness makes this ber quite well balanced though the high alcohol level

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ipaswiller (3) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2013 does not count
Australian galaxy hops thumps you in the mouth. This beautiful black ipa also holds a big heavy malt backbone pours black as a pirates heart with brown head. On tap.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dether (10) - - JUL 19, 2013
Pretty intense dark beer. Thick foamy head, dark body, richly malted, strongly hoppy too.


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