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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!


2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jerseyjohn71 (186) - corsicana, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2013
caramel, resin, herbs, tan foam, very bitter, full body, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, im not a hoptard,,, this is like golden monkey ,,, a beer i wont get again

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours an almost clear dark - nothing black here though! - amber with a creamy beige head. Greasy thick hop aroma atop some caramel. Rich body, again thick toffeeish caramel - no roast - with a thick hoppiness if somewhat indistinctive. Ends bitter with some alcohol showing. Not bad, bud certainly not a Black IPA - red at the most. 030413

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
Brown and mostly clear, almost an auburn color, very nice lasting head and good lace. Smell is subdued but consists mostly of citrus and hops, with a touch of dark malts and chocolate. Flavor is all hops with accents of other stuff, including dark roasted malts, heavier grades of caramel malts (giving it a slight dark fruitiness), and citrus rinds. Carbonation is fairly low despite the big creamy head. It’s a pretty strong tasting and feeling beer, not something I’d drink quickly, more of a moderate sipper. Very tasty. A bit unusual for a black ale/black IPA but worth trying for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewish9882 (24) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
An above average ipa with a good aftertaste. This is a beer that grows on you. This is not one of my favs, but it’s in my mid range brews. Thx Victory!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle to snifter. Nice color and decent head after pour. Very bitter and not a whole lot else. Not a whole lot of citrus in taste or aroma.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours a mahogany color with a thick tan head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine, grapefruit, chocolate and roasted malt. Tastes of all the same things with a dark fruit flavor mixed in. Mouthfeel is heavy and chewy light carbonation and a dry finish. I really like the east coast style ipa mixed with roasted malts, its very well balanced yet strong at the same time.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
grundsow (83) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2014 What a great beer! Rich, smooth malts contrasted by the zing of hops. Tons of flavor but too much alcohol. Perfection in flavor and balance. Eek! Did I say balance?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonKi11uminati (80) - , Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
The aroma has coffee, nuts, fruit, and pine. The flavor is full and a bit rich, with floral hops and some decent sweetness that is not over powering. I like the coffee notes in this beer that are not overdone like many others. This is a very good brew overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
I’m not usually a fan of black IPA but this is delicious. Roasty chocolate currant flavor in the malts balanced well with a heaping of piney citrus hops. A little warmth from the alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (467) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Pours dark brown and opaque with a small tan head. Aroma is an interesting blend of pine, rosted malts & chocolate. Taste is.....wow! Up front you get an exotic combination of resinous pine, chicory and roasted malts. The hop bitterness really kicks in on the mid palate. The finish is smooth creamy chocolatey malts. Interesting ride for the palate, no doubt!


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