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RATINGS: 817   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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (1955) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2013
12 oz bottle (suspected of being ~ at best by date) served in a snifter. A - hazy, dark mahogany; a few drops of sediment at the bottom of the bottle were added and allowed to settled in the glass. Tan head of moderate size and retention. S - earthy; malty; toasted grains; less hoppy than expected or remembered. Rich, attractive and interesting aroma with a nice toffee/chocolate tone. T: Interesting and moderately strong flavor profile, with a pronounced and complex hop component well balanced by a substantial roasted malt base. A surprising earthy and roasted malt flavor (with some hoppiness) lingers in the mildly bitter aftertaste. High ABV not obvious. Light-medium carbonation; Full body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Pours brown with a big hoppy nose. Hops and a light roasty malt flavor dominate the flavor profile. Overall very very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle->SA. Medium brown with thick lig tan head. Aroma: sweet malt, nuts, bread, caramel. Taste: sweet malt and citrus hops, with a bittersweet finish. Just OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThreeCats (579) - ISRAEL - JUN 18, 2013
Big tan head over amber-red body (thought this was suppose to be a black IPA?) Aroma of grass and lemony hops and some oxidation and chalk. Taste of big bitterness upfront and more bitterness afterwards. Roast and coffee (doesn’t come out in aroma much, but in flavor) palate hoppy and roasty

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2013
The description says this is a "heavyweight battle between Yakima hops and dark roasted malt", battle over, hops crushed malt and not in a good way. Pours a dark brownish, strong hop persents. Taste comes through with strong piney, resiney and bitter. Great label, down hill after that.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
salishan1969 (16) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
This was my first Black IPA, it’s pretty interesting, Thin head with nice lacing very rich sort of medium hazy brown color. The taste is typical IPA, maybe mellowed slightly with a "roasty" almost coffee-like characteristic.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2144) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a deep walnut brown color with a very thin tan head. Not much on the aroma. Hints of roasted malt, nuts, and a very faint hoppiness. Wow, taste is a whole other story! Very roasty and bitter. Lots of roasted malt, burn toast, some oak, and piny/earthy hops!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (159) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a chalice. Consumed on a patio. Pours dark rust brown with a generous tan head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is citrus hops and malt that comes through amplified in the flavour. The dark malts compliment the pleasantly bitter hops beautifully. This is a perfect patio beer for early spring. An easy drinking dark IPA. I love it!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pershing (477) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Excellent hop bitterness to balance the large amount of malt in this one. Rich mouth feel of the malt. Lingering and filling finish that is slightly dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillWyce (729) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
From notes: Poured hazy ruby red-amber with a 1-finger bone-colored head. Deep, rich grapefruity hops aroma with a touch of caramel sweetness underneath. Full body with a moderate thickness. Flavor of piney, resiny hops with a dry finish. Mild nutty note beneath.


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