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RATINGS: 824   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7113) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 26, 2009
Coles – Rare Beer Festival
Appearance: dark brown with ruby look , minimalistic .
Nose: Malty , brown feel with light clean hoppy touch. Good. 7+
Flavor/Palate :strong hop feel. Bitter with short malty follow up. Straight bitter brew fm Victory. Good but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle. Dark reddish brown pour with a lasting creamy tan head. Hoppy aroma with lots of pine, grass, molasses, grapefruit and a hint of juniper. Flavour is very hoppy also but less fruity and more herbal, with a sweet malty caramel backbone. Slick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a relatively short bitter finish. Pleasant and easy drinking considering the abv, although it could have used a bit more depth or complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2257) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Aroma is very light. Flavor is roasty malt with a burnt toast taste and hops on the top. Bold finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hivemind (890) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Tap at Tap Room 307 w Erica. Deep red to black pour and a sizable white head. Aroma is dry hops and a faint fruity undertone. Palate is a little spicy to start and then a balanced bitterness that chases the beer as it goes down. Dry and earthy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5030) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Big, fresh west coast hop aroma, that I’m sure the hopheads will love. Bad label. Dark, clear, rootbeer ruby-brown beer with a lasting tan head. Sweet, vegetable/grassy, alcohol astringency, a slight stout/roast underpinning. Long bitter finish - hops, alcohol, roast - which goes metallic. Too much. I gotta say, the BPA rage can’t end too soon. ABC Liquors, Betton.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (820) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle. Impressive appearance. Dark amber in color and has a dark head that sticks around. Aroma consists of hops and malts. Caramel flavor dominates without the hops that were apparent in the aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2012
Dark in color, clear with a thin head. Dark malt aroma and good hops fruit and floral backing. Good Black IPA flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (4129) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours hazy orange to brown with a nice head, aroma of nuts, malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, fruity sweetness, flavor is bitter and dry with lively carbonation, nice roasted tones and some grapefruit-tangerine. medium bodied, nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
A: Pours a barely transparent brownish amber color with a big eggshell color head. Retention is good S: Really piny and earthy...Sierra Nevada-type hop schedule that kind of smells like peanutbutter. Lots of dark malts give a chocolate note T: Bitter hops are upfront and dominate the flavor. Dark malts give a nice base, but don’t quite balance the hops. The hops are piney, resinous and a little earthy MF/D: Carbonation is pretty spot on, but the finish is not my style...plus the alcohol is a little high, but not really invasive Notes: not really a great example of the "new" style, and as big a joke as Cap’t Krunkles is (trading wise atleast), it is better than this

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Draft. Pours ruby gold. Not what I was expecting for a black IPA. Big juicy aroma. Taste is very hop forward, big bitterness. A bit too sweet, could use some more malt balance.


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