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RATINGS: 815   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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scooter520 (185) - - JAN 24, 2012
On tap at Cap Ale. Really great! Perfect malty, hoppy balance. Caramel, nutty, effervescent. I really liked this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
reverendj (183) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2012
MMMMMMMMMMMMMM! Black IPA is an unfair label to hang on this fine brew. Burnished ruby on the pour with a firm cap of eggshell foam that will float a cap. Very piney aroma with a solid whiff of caramelized sugar is my take on the nose. While this is not really a winter warmer, it fills the bill in the temperate climate of coastal Georgia. There is a heavy dose of sweet malt here balanced nicely by the juicy hop bitterness with hints of cocoa and smokey peat. Victory should brew this year ’round!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2009
On draft, Dark copper to light brown with a tan head and some decent lacing. Floral notes on nose with an interesting malt to caramel touch. Mouthfeel is medium bodied while starting on the hoppy side and finishing on the sweater side with front tongue feel.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2010
pours dark amber with a good 2 finger loose head that was pretty slow to fall and greyish beige in color. the body is a beautiful deep maroon amber with very few bubbles showing. the aromas are a hoppy malt scent with some some in your face fruit and sugars with a little bit of beet or prune. it is medium bodied and is almost like a westcoast style american strong. i taste a lot of full malt with an awsome balance of hops coming in when it finishes. it finishes buttery and clings and has a really nice aftertaste which is kind of sweet. nice beer from PA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Had to rate this. I casually picked it up, thinking that it’d just be a nice, session harvest pale ale. Anything but...this baby needs a little time... Spicy/herbal/pungent hop aroma. Very green (young) on the nose. Faint roast, but you know it’s there. Creamy entry. Bitter, hop assault. Faint, caramel/toasty background show through and balance the hops nicely. A hint of Europe? Tasty, but not fully integrated by any means. It’s supposed to be about the hops and it still will be...when you drink it a year from now! A good, and potentially great, American "Strong" Ale. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
Aroma is kin of earthy, or nutty. Slight head. Deep, dark burgundy red in color. Thin, light carbonation, citrus or hoppy in taste. Lingering finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jerseyjohn71 (174) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopmelt (174) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pours reddish brown, half finger tan head, nice lacing. Aroma toast, dough, toasty malt, earthy hops. Taste is bitter dark malt, earthy hops, slight caramel and toasted malt, bitter finish. Mouth feel medium, lower carbonation, astringent bite from black malt, finish is slightly on the dry side. Overall, not bad, a bit bitter, not well balanced, doesn’t fit my palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours a dark reddish brown with a half finger of off white head. Aromas of resin and floral notes, and a tad bit of roasty malts. Those wet hops are the story, big bitterness with hardly anything else going on. Thin and easy going down. I wish the malts had more of an impact.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Pours a dark brown with a slight amber. Big head took several sips and pours to get it all out of the bottle. Not quite like an IPA or DIPA... but then again, kinda. multi layered flavors, hoppy, malty, some fruit? Nice finish, great aftertaste. I’d get this again, nice


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