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Wicked Weed Ruffian Imperial Black IPA

Wicked Weed Ruffian Imperial Black IPA
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 4.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Hopheads and dark beer lovers alike, this beer is for you. This 9.6% ABV beast of a beer is black as night and dry hopped like a double IPA. We use de-husked black malt to achieve a dark color without the astringent flavors normally found in stouts.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (567) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2015
I had this on tap at Southern Pines Triangle Wine. It has a strong smell of citrus, malty remnants. It pours black with a brown head. It has tastes of citrus, smoke, piney, with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2906) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Pint at Tyler’s Apex. Good aroma, bittersweet.pine, smoke, brownish black color. Good initial head faded quick no lace.bitter sweet flavor. Medium body smooth creamy mouthfeel bitter finish. It’s a good black ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose and taste are both coffee, some vanilla, nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6151) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Draft sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a deep dark body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is fresh pine, pine needles, grapefruit and honey. Mouthfeel is bright and fresh, very easy drinking - well balanced black IPA. the pine and citrus and balanced extremely well against the soft earthy roasted character - and while no malt/roast/smoke flavor over dominates. Very well crafted black IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10220) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
GABF. Pours a nice dark brown color with a very light tan head. The resiny hops and the roasted malt play really nice together. Quite drinkable and smooth. Awesome black IPA. KCorum10, you need to try this if you haven’t.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (15625) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Draft at the source. Huge pine aroma on a tremendous roast background, wonderful. Taste is nicely balanced between pine and roast.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Draft at Wicked Weed. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head that laces the glass. Notes of chocolate, toasted and roasted malts, earthy and citrusy hops, dust, and grilled fruits. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty, bitter mouthfeel. Nice, big black IPA. I probably would like this even better without so much palate fatigue. Really well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4629) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Drank when I was boost level 9 after RBWG GT. Poured a pitch black body with a foamy deep beige head. Aroma is chocolate, burnt toast, vanilla, burnt citrus fruits. Medium body with average carbonation and a long lasting aftertaste. Flavor is the same as the aroma with the addition of some coffee notes. Really nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
[ Tap ][ Wicked Weed ][ 12oz+ ][ Globe ][ $7 ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Pours near black with fantastic rocky beige foam, fantastic lacing. Nose is grilled mango, grilled pineapple. Straight up what I’m looking for in Black IPA. Taste is the same- grilled mango and pineapple, silky rich fudge. Palate is juicy, slick, dense, fresh hop oils. Absolutely perfect. Easily best beer at WW today. Stunning.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8339) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Taster on tap at Wicked Weed during RBWG. Dark black color. Good thin brown head. Thicker brown lace. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Bigger bitter taste. Minimal sweet taste. Light citrus zest. Good chocolate, light roast, some brown sugar. Awesome, aromatic black IPA. Good grapefruit, citrus notes, lightly spicy. Hides alcohol well.


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