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RATINGS: 823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2010 Dark reddish-tinged brown with a small khaki head that leaves a little lacing on the glass. Juicy hop aroma, more grass and citrus than pine. Nice toasted malt to go with it. Taste is dark roasted malt punctuated by a strong hop punch. The sweetness of the malts is definitely noticeable. Tons and tons of citrus hop flavor. Grapefruit and orange swim in a sea of toasty malt flavor. Nicely balanced. Smooth, medium body. Great showing from one of my new favorite styles.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Pours dark reddish brown with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma is a wonderful bouquet of citrus, pine, and resin with a few roasted notes. This beer isn’t really black, but the taste certainly says Black IPA. A very nice marriage of dark roasted malts and high alpha hops with strong bitterness. This is good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2009
6 pack from North End Market. Poured into shaker. Pours a clear orange/amber with a deceptively aggressive tan head that holds and laces nicely to the finish. Pretty uncomplex with alcohol upfront in both aroma and flavor. Some background notes of light malts and a bit of dry finish with bitter hop aftertaste. A great 6 pack for sure.

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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scouser (324) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
A nice looking beer, deep reddish brown colour, with lots of cream coloured head and lacing. Nice floral citrus aroma. Hoppy bitterness with caramel, coffee undertones. A nicely balanced complex beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle; cloudy red to brown with small pale brown-gold; aroma-, caramel, resin, pine, sweet; taste-medium sweetness and bitterness, fizzy, full body,long finish, mostly bitter. Delicious mixture of heavy Malta and good hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Dark brown hazy pour-taste of citrus, grass, floral, big bitter hop finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Pours transparent brown with a hint of red. Aroma is a combo of citrus and floral hop notes. The flavor has a nice malt punch followed by a slightly bitter hop finish. Good mouthfeel. Solid.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2010 Pours a dark red; citric aroma. This is essentially a very hoppy barley wine, or a double ipa with big malt front. Hops don’t feel fresh here, but I’m getting a more floral variety of the hop. Barley wine style caramel malt balance with a double ipa aggressive hop finish. The hops and malt intermingle to get an almost watermelon jello taste at times. Orange rind flavor comes out as it warms, 8.7% is not detectable. No real roast, or stout characters. Quite good, strong beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
pours mahogany brown with a fluffy tan head. aroma is sweet, sticky aromatic resiny hops and caramel. nice malty edge. flavor is BITTER floral hops, caramel, dark fruit. loads of malt, bold spicy, earthy, succulent hops. finish is long, dry, bitter. thick and heavy strong ale. glorious.


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