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

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
very nice dark deep malty smell with the hint of bitter hops amzing black color with a dark brown head taste is malt start the stone cold stunnered with bitter hops then a solid malt finish hell fuckin yea

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
Very dark, with a hint of ruby and a large rocky coffee and cream coloured head, leaving copious lacing on the glass. Complex aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, toasted grains, caramel, citrus, pine and herbal hops. Medium bodied, with a little more carbonation than I prefer, the taste is an epic battle of sweet malts and bitter hops with flavours like the aroma and a long dry acidic finish. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, coffee, moderate hoppy, grass, citrus, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, roasted, hoppy, chocolate, dry, coffee, dark roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130222]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1050) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
341mL Bottle 8.8%, from the Tree Hop Pack. Pours a sinful black, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is a violent clash between toasted malt, and floral/earthy hops. Taste is extremely hoppy, tempered with a pleasant coffee, chocolate, burnt sugar sweetness that disguises the higher abv quite well. I was skeptical as I had never embarked on a black IPA. Once you go black...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4311) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
650ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of light beige head that leaves some decent lacing behind. Aroma is light chocolate and citrus. Taste is a roasted grain and citrus bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Flavors are well blended and favourable. Body is medium to heavy and carbonation is acceptable. A nicely done black IPA that I definitely recommend to others.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (280) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
Pours an opaque black colour, with a foamy off white head. The aroma notes include dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, black liquorice, and roasted grains. Tasting notes include an initial blast of bitter dark chocolate, evolving into toffee, coffee, mango bitterness, some grapefruit, and a soft velvety chocolate finish. This is an excellent beer, delicious and very drinkable! Tree Brewing just keeps on producing excellent products!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hateball16 (105) - - JUN 8, 2013
Very well balanced and complex brew, lots of dark chocolate and coffee flavours a la stout but then out of nowhere comes the resiny hop bitterness and slaps you in the face. Lovely looking beer too, jet black and completely opaque with a nice tan head that laces. Aromas are licorice, toffee, coffee and chocolate raisins. Kicks some too, with a distinct alcohol warmth lingering after the long bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (407) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle from LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with a one finger foamy beige head that disappears quickly. Aroma is chocolate and malt with piney hops in the background. Sweet chocolate and coffee with bitterness at the end. Very well balanced. Nice creamy mouth and not nearly as heavy as it looks. All that is good in a stout and an IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
Perfect pour of grey dark beige head and a very brown-black body. Good job on the looks! Solid aroma of overlapping hops with barley notes in the background, creating an appealing complexity: coffee notes, chocolate, well balanced indeed. Flavour is a nice bitter mix of heavy hops with barley stout, coffee and bitter hoppiness in a perfect mix. Dry finish. Tree totally hit the mark with this one. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (614) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
Dark pour with muddy one finger cap the dimples nicely. Is it a porter? Is it an ipa? Is that a licorice sans sugar after taste? Good stuff.


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