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The tenacious grip of big, juicy hop aroma and character slides smoothly into rich, dark malts. This heavyweight battle between fresh, Yakima Valley hops and dark, roasted malts is resolved harmoniously as the flavors merge to deliver complex satisfaction with a warming edge. Enjoy the ‘twilight’ for the bright and brassy hops!


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MattShizzle (542) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Very dark copper color - nearly opaque. Hoppy, somewhat roasty aroma. Really good. Quite strong and very hoppy - a bit like a dark version of Hop Wallop.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2489) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Pours a reddish-hued-brown on tap with frothy tan head that dissipates to leave moderate lacing. Aroma of bitter hops and dark, roasted malts. Taste follows, but the hops fall off except for a bitter aftertaste. Decent, but definitely not the best black IPA, if you can even call it that.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. This is kind of like a winter IPA pours brown clear with head and lacing. Has a little of everything. Bitter and malty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vogt5059 (30) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Poured out of a bottle Dark copper to light brown in color Small off white head that lingers Aroma is of sweet malt with a hint of hops Taste is robust and malty but has enough bitterness to balance everything out A very complex yet easy drinking and enjoyable beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Very hoppy aroma while also smokey, like burning wet grass. Not black looking, more like a brown ale with heavy lace. Blunt, hard bitter taste, mellower on finish. I find that the heavy hop content gives the dark roasted malts a scratchy feel in beers like this. Otherwise this is a thick filling beer. Victory!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Look: Dark brown almost ruby red, 1 1/2 finger creamy off-white head. Smell: Citrus, mild grass, roasted malt, caramel sweetness, spiciness. Taste: Spicy hops, citrus, floral, pine in the burp, cherries, chocolate, caramel, smokey roasted malt, nice lingering bitterness. Feel: Medium-light body, soft carbonation. Overall: This was put together nicely. Nice bitter bite. Not really a "Black IPA", more of a "Dark IPA". One of my favorite seasonals. Recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Pours a dark brown, two finger creamy head that clings nicely. Not much in the nose. Get the malts, hops but hops seem to lack the citrus. The first sip was quite bitter, but then things balanced out nicely with the malt sweetness, toasted malts coming through. Some grapefruit bitterness on the end. Pretty well balanced, not overly carbonated. A bit of warmth at the end. An enjoyable brew, will have again once in a while.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (705) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Dark, translucent pour with a minimal off white head. Looks stout, smells IPA . Malty, but bitter on the tongue. Incredible balance through the middle of roasted malts and full bodied hops. Chocolate roasted malt leads the way out hand in hand with the ever present hops. Try this, I waited too long.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
artmcd8 (1786) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Super hoppy IPA. Brown instead of black like I expected. Bitter more than citrucy hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murrow (72) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottled. Pours medium to deep amber with light tan head. Aroma of sweet, rich malt pairs nicely with sharp hops. Flavor opens with dry mix of rich, bready malt and piney hops. The malt character develops into a sweet caramel by the time the hops really kick in. The finish is grapefruit and spice. Medium to full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. A very flavorful and nicely balanced IPA.


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