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Tree Hophead Black India Pale Ale

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Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Kelowna, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (541) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
Visual: Too bad no info about the beer itself, but a nice printed ink on the bottle. Pours coffee black with a nice smallish creamy dissipating head, thin layer of retention, sticky lacing. Nose: strong thick malts and coffee/chocolate on the nose, very nice. (8)-aromatic strength. Attack: biting hops, creamy-fizzy mouthfeel, Mid-palate: (8)-caramel sweetness (MAIN) malt, chocolate, bitter roast coffee (HINT) pine, licorice Finish: coffee malt exhale, lingering (6)-bitter grapefruity hops. Summary: Good complexity. The body is almost there, just a wee thin but the good transitions and depth make up for it. Better than the Black Christmas CDA from Parallel 49. Just like a bittersweet coffee with a good kick to it. (Note: all numbers above are on a 10-point scale, with 1 being weak and 10 being the strongest)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2013
65cl Bottle, ABV 8.2%. Thanks H&T! Almost black colour, light-beige head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, liquorice, some laurel, sweet, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is dry, roasted malts, liqourice, coffee, chocolate, grapefruit hoppy bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Nice, but lacks a bit of body.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle: Poured a black color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of roasted malt with light dry bitter notes. Taste is also dominated by dry roasted alt with some hoppy bitter and dry notes. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation. I thought this was too bitter and almost astringent with the body too thin for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9014) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddishbrown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, earthiness, grapefruit, pine and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, earthiness, light pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering roasty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniel0017 (372) - Yukon, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
Very dark body and a tan, foamy head. Aroma is malty, cheesy, bacterial and musky with an organic breadiness. Flavor is sharp and strong sweet molasses and malts offset by a poignant bitter finish. Feels heavy in mouth with a lingering aftertaste. I’d reclassify this as an India Pale Porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (988) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
Black colour with a decent tan head. Has a real cat food and pungent hoppy aroma with caramel and a hint of chocolate. Big & bold beer with a real good length, caramlied sweetness and pungent hoppy flavour profile. big and tasty stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (3775) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
pours very dark brown with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. roasted malt sweetness, cocoa, booze, vegetal but not piney or green, some sweetness. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, sticky and almost cloying, harsh mineral and bitter coffee finish. lacking in character and drinkability. meh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (1578) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle 650ml. [8,2%] Pours very dark brown with low beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, spices. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, slight acidity, good bitterness. Palate: Full bodied. Sticky. Overall: Very sweet. Major lacking of IPA aspects. Bottle too old? Not too sure it’s only that. Not very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2379) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
650ml brown bottle. "Limitied Edition". Deep brown pour, big dense foam on top, beige and long lasting. Sticky lace rings. Aroma - roasty, some dark choclate with pine hop notes. Taste has dark malts, chocolate and roast, pine hops, spicy hops. Finish has roast and chocoalte and spicy pine hop. Big bitterness in the finish, dark malts, roast and lasting bitterness. A solid black IPA that has excellent bitterness and lengthy hop spiciness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (2000) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle - Roast malts and some piney, spicey hops. Jet black with a rich brown head. Dark roast chocolate malts, some dark fruit and a bitter hoppy finish. You also get a bit of alcohol heat at the end, but I must admit this is one of my favorite Tree brews. Nicely done.


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