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RATINGS: 814   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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2187) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
[Tap] Nearly black pours with a quickly receding tan head. Chocolate, citrus hops and darker fruits in the aroma. Taste is of pinecone, grapefruit, chalky grains, chocolate and light hints of alcohol. Sweet and somewhat sticky character. OK overall. Tasting notes from 2012.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2011 12oz bottle, thanks to 17thfloor. pours dark ruby with creamy off white head. nose has a juicy red fruit character with a band-aid chemical off flavor/infection right behind it. flavors continue with that juicy red fruit hop notes and again that infection is there with a band-aid (or I should say, adhesive strip) even the hops do try their hardest to cover off the off-flavors. 2.8 1/8/11, bottle, pours auburn with off white head. Nose is phenolic, juicy fruit. Flavors are juicy fruit, passion fruit, slight stale coffee roast. Med body. Odd beer and not really a black ipa, thought it was a hoppy red or something before I looked at the style. 3.1

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2381) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2009
I guess this is something of a double IPA only darker in color. Pours a nice coppery brown w/ a big head. I didn’t really find the addition of roasted malts to make a huge impact on the overall character though I suppose it did taste a little brown-ale-like. Certainly, it is not in the range of a porter or anything like that. I am surprised to see that it’s such a high alcohol content. It does not really come across as such a big beer to me. It would have guessed more in the six or seven percent range, just going by flavor. The higher alcohol content does explain why I have a headache this morning though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009

Date: December 02, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark red, lasting creamy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma, fresh floral and earthy hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of earthyness, mostly dry and bitter, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Had a sample in the bar and picked up a 6er for lack of a better choice. Im not a huge fan of this style. Id rather then just make a double ipa and make it well. This imperial red/ipa/american strong ale shit makes me gag. But I’ll probably finish the sixer anyway.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (5612) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap. Dark brown red pour. Foamy, clingy off-white head. Nose is like sweat (really) and some hop. Taste is hop over the top of black licorice. Weird, but decent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Transparent mahogany with a lacy cream head. Dank hop nose, considerable pine, caramel, earth. Flavor borders on over-sweetness, a lot of caramel, sugar, grapefruit, pine, and light plum in the flavor. Also hints of alcohol. The flavor ends up a bit empty, short finish and watery. The flavor is unpleasant and without enough to motivate struggling through.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) Pours clear rusty orange with nice oily head. Nose of funky, apples, citrus hops and bread. Taste is a bitter hop assault, no balance. Oily mouthfeel with bitter roasted chocolate in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernbourbon (1262) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle. Pour is dark amber with this off-white head. Aroma is resin hop, sulphur, and a sturdy caramel malt backbone. The first thing that came to mind after I smelled it was recently discharged fireworks. Not so good. But the flavor was not so much sulphur. It had a firm resinous hop character with a nice malty component. This is like a strong ale mixed with an IPA, not bad but not my favorite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
On tap at Petrol Station. Mahogany pour with little head. Hoppy nose with some berry notes as well. Flavor is fruity, with touch of hops and malt finish.


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