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RATINGS: 814   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fattybladdy (449) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2013
12oz bottle, enjoyed well beyond the freshness date. Dark brownish ruby in color. Strong malt, pine and booze in the aroma. Taste is pretty similar, with some citrus hops and moderate bitterness. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwa5879 (535) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Dark Dark brown pour with reddish hue, a few inches beige head of medium density. Decent lacing. Delicious powdery scent - creamy citrus hops dominate. Taste is scotchy and carmel malt, a bit smokey, citrus hops too, again pretty creamy. Average carbonation, watery mouthfeel, dry, boozy finish. This is a great black IPA and a steal in the dollar bin. Because it was supposed to be enjoyed by a full year ago, I’m stoked to try a fresh one. Overall tastes like a scotch ale/IPA hybrid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcaron45 (8) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2013 does not count
Dark ruby brown, tan head, thin layer remaining. Caramel, orange, raisin, sweet. Hops are there to balance sweetness, but to me the sweet overpowers the hop flavor. Good, but not a style I prefer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daniellunsford (105) - - AUG 25, 2013
Appears reddish brown with aroma of sweet malt, raisins, and dried fruit much like a strong ale or barleywine. Incredible marshallow like beige head. Terrible beer if you think you are getting an ipa. Taste of bitter hops, no fresh hop notes as supposed to be. Very dry finish. Great if you think you are getting into a strong ale. Not sure what to think...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (793) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a dark chestnut brown with a nice tanned head. Roasted malts and hops on the nose with loads of dark fruits. Very bold smelling stuff!! The taste is much the same with a nice hoppy sweetness at the end. Dark fruits play a big role in the sweetness. Don't mind this one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TOSG55 (218) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown (not black, like most Black IPAs), with a medium head and a fair bit of sediment. Looks kind of like a barleywine in the glass. Powerful aroma, with caramel malts and assertive floral/pine hops vying for attention. Flavor is more hop-driven, with a stronger malt backbone than most IPAs, but less maltiness than most other Black IPAs. A bit astringent on the finish. A solid but not outstanding example of the style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopmelt (104) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pours reddish brown, half finger tan head, nice lacing. Aroma toast, dough, toasty malt, earthy hops. Taste is bitter dark malt, earthy hops, slight caramel and toasted malt, bitter finish. Mouth feel medium, lower carbonation, astringent bite from black malt, finish is slightly on the dry side. Overall, not bad, a bit bitter, not well balanced, doesn’t fit my palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (2962) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

7/04/2010: Victory Yakima Twilight... Aroma: Bread crust; toasted caramel/toffee malts; floral and earthy hops. Appearance: Reddish-brown color; quite dark; some Flavor: Palate: Sweet bitter with the thick, cheqwy toffee malt followed by quite a bit of earthy bitterness with a citrus flair at the end. Overall: Decent, drinkable beer; was hoping for something a bit more refined; I would like to try this beer again...

12 fl. oz. bottle shared by ASB. Thanks Scott! Rating #798 for this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (711) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
This was good. It had a great mix of floral hop and roasted malt aromas. Dark brown color with medium head. Definitely not as black as most black IPA’s. Full palate with some weight that I attribute to heavy malts. Big toast flavors with solid hops presence on the floral and piney side, a little sweetness on the back end. Not a total palate wrecker but close.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (644) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle poured a cola reddish brown hue containing some small sediment w/ a large beige head sticking to the glass as it diminishes. Big sweet malty aromas of caramel, toffee, chocolate, nutty, grain, cookie, plums, and orange. Initial flavor is heavy sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are caramel, plum, orange, molasses, light roasted rye, and sweet prunes. Full bodied, syrupy texture, soft carbonation, and a moderate warmth in the finish.


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