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RATINGS: 813   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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miked1687 (606) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Poured from a bottle into my teku. Super dark- almost ruby red. Off white head that laces a bit, but overall is not too substantial. Piney hops dominate the nose, dark roast malts providing some backbone. Awesome bitter hops are the main event, and the hop bitterness turns into malt coffee bitterness, really nice. I like this one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (1780) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Draft at CWBF - pours dark amber with tan head. Nose is dirty socks and cheap incense. Flavor is grapefruit. Quite bitter with a long bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
12 oz draft. Pours a nice dark amber with modest head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and hops. Some almost earth smells as well. Flavor of malts, hops, pine and caramel. Nice bitter finish. Very pleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Very pretty dark red with lots of off-white bubbles. Dominant caramel on the nose with a little barbecue spice and plenty of malt. Nice balance between smooth and bitter. I thought I didn’t like Black IPAs but this changed my mind.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kyrgyzbrewer (6) - Natick, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2013 does not count
This is one of the few beers not a milk stout or Scottish Ale that I would call silky smooth. It doesn’t kill you with either hops or malt, but it is very pleasant on both. If you like over the top hops, don’t bother, but on a cold winter night this is a wonderful IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 4, 2013
Deep brown with a tan head. Aroma is citrus and pine over a sweet malty background. Medium body. Flavor has a mix of dry, rustic malts and piney, citrus hops. A bit maltier and sweeter than many BIPAs I’ve had. Still, not a huge fan of the style. Decent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lightrider (268) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a ruby black with a thick head. Aroma is hops on hops with a warm malt under tone. Taste is a ipa with a fine malt ale under merge. Finish is the same first bitter then warm. A very good ipa ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Deep dark maroon color, medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, brown bread. Taste is similar. Nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (301) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 23, 2013
Hoppy, fruity, delicious aroma of NW hops, with grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, nuts, and malt. The taste is bitter, with an initial sweet, fruity impression that devolves into an earthy, peppery bitter toward the end, all along accompanied by sweet malts. Solid, medium mouthfeel. Very, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours dark amber with a thin wispy tan head. Notes of thick caramelized wort, resinous hops, sour citrus, grapefruit, spice, pepper, and alcohol. Full to heavy bodied with lush carbonation.


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