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


on tap

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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rwgould's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JUL 1, 2012
650ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a solid black with a foamy beige head. No visible carbonation. Aroma: Malt, caramel, spruce, dough. Hints of chocolate. Palate: Medium bodied, smooth start, slightly oily and dry finish. Lingering aftertaste but not super dry like most IPAs. Taste: Sweet start. Less sweet finish. Not a super complex flavour. Very drinkable, for a beer of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Randy4Beer (410) - - FEB 5, 2016
A beautiful pour, black, but with deep brown hi-lights in the light. Off-white head. On the nose there is roasty malts, grassy hops, and dark chocolate. Tastes are a surprising amount of dark chocolate, over some nice slightly bitter hops. Slightly resiny. This is like a stout and an IPA had a beautiful baby. Love it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4893) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle share at Kenny’s 20K, thanks to Fiona. As ’Tree Hophead Black India Pale Ale’, 8%. Black with a red hue, small dense foamy brown head, dotted lacing. Aroma is chocolate, fruity coffee, red berry. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is chocolate, ash, roasted malt. Quite nice. Not screaming hops at me, but quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10703) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle at MadMitch76 20K tasting, thanks to Fiona. It pours darkest brown with a thick beige head. The nose is toast, earth, chocolate, treacle, fruit cake and spicy ginger. The taste is bitter, toasted malt, earth, charred wood, earth, cocoa, treacle, Eccles cake, orange peel and Negroni bitterness towards the finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Has an interesting Negroni bitter orange character. Overall not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (618) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
Black with tan head. Good mouthfeel, medium bodied, creamy, moderately bitter, roasty. Fairly rich, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16074) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. near black beer. Lasting beige head. Chocolate aroma decent chocolate flavour. Some kind of milk chocolate. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (296) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2016
A big light tan head with great lacing. The nose features chocolate, earthy and citrus hops with some coffee and cream. The taste profile is a nice balance of the elements from the nose. Add to that a touch of caramel, roasted malt and cream and you have a great black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CRock (147) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
These brewers come up with some crazy concoctions. Bitter, sweet, citrus, coffee...this has it all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1719) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
Bouteille 650 ml. Couleur brune très foncé, mousse beige. Arôme de houblon ET de torréfaction...ça marche. En bouche, bel équilibre entre la torréfaction, café et un peu de choco et les houblons aromatique et l’amertume en finale. Excellente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (14101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
I had a dry-hopped cask version at Kettle Valley. Dark brown with a full creamy head. Piney, minty and chocolatey aroma. Quite bitter, woody and slightly piney hop with a sweet chocolatey, toasty finish. Not sure how this beer escaped my attention before, but it’s got my attention now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (365) - - MAR 15, 2015
Nice thick light brown head. Very dark appearance, blackish. Pretty strong aroma of malts, wheats, and vanilla. Roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and coffee round out the flavours. Hops are not strong for me in this one, just slightly. Still pretty good.

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