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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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
On tap @ Mad Mex Cranberry. Pours a clear dark amber with an off white head that laces the glass nicely. Hops are totally overwhelming on the nose, very sharp floral notes. As expected, hops shine in the body; not a bright citrus hop character, more sappy and thick. Malts try to hold up, but are just dominated by conical goodness. Not well rounded, but who cares?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1362) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010 Had this at Mad Mex. truly double IPA, darker copper, no head, and earthy, not quite so floral but plenty of hops. Big beer for hop heads. I didn’t get much malt but it was buried in there somewhere Also a case of bottles and great aromatic hops 2010 Not sure why it was renamed. It does seem a bit darker, but the hops are still huge

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2009
On tap at Victory. Poured a dark ruby brown, off white head. Decent foam head with some good layered lacing. Mild hops and citrus on the nose. Hops in the front with a nice malt smooth texture, citrus notes and slight pepper flavor. Only thing bad about this one was availability, growler fills denied due to low quantities. Good stuff and a wonderful strong ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Tap at Browerij. Poured a rich copper color with a small light tan head. Full nose of floral hops, big malts. The nose says drink me. This beer is full bodied and full flavored. It tastes as you would expect a dark Ipa to taste, with nice floral hop, but a richer and fuller malt backbone. Neither is overpowering leaving this really drinkable and really good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1181) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Sampled at ABR ’09. Stinky cheese aroma, but it seems to improve as I drink this. Caramel malts with dry hops. Kind of a hybrid between strong IPA and porter/stout. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1513) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Growler shared at SL by bruce (crazy canuck) Black in color, decent head. Good aroma of roasted malts and hops. Taste is a nice balance between the two. More on the hoppier side, light roasted malts... Medium texture. Overall I not really fan of these black IPA but this one was pretty good. Thanks bruce for sharing

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Enjoyed on tap in a tulip glass. The beer pours an opaque black color with a slight off-white head. The nose does not give quite the hop complexity I’d expected (the beer was listed as a black IPA), and instead shows about a 50/50 combination of citrusy (Cascade) hops and roasted malts. The palate is decidedly roasted, giving hints of malt sweetness, but some obvious flavors of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and espresso. It isn’t quite a stout or a baltic porter, but its not quite an IPA, either. Overall, not great, but an interesting, if muddled, hybrid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Brewed in the USA..... On tap at Victory !!! Pours a dark amber brown color with a nice thick white head. Aroma of tangerines, hops, malts and caramel. Taste of dark roasted malts, grapefruit, pine, tangerines and biscuits. Mouthfeel is very smooth, medium in carbonation and body with some lingering hop bite at the finish. The 8.9% is hidden very well and i could drink this all night long. This was simply delicious !!! I really wanted to take home a growler of this fine brew. Unfortunately they were running low. :(

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2009
On tap at Naked City’s Victory Night for SBW. Pours dark red with a decent off-white head. Strong barleywine-like hoppy strawberry caramel aroma and taste. Smooth with a malty pine finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2009
[1966-20090124] Tap. Heavy orange hops aroma has candy and mild sweaty citrus notes. Clear, dark red brown body with a quick foamy light tan head. Sweet boozy orange hops flavour has bitter fruity hops throughout. Medium-full body. Heavy and bitter.
(@ Cole’s; Buffalo, NY)


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