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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A pinch of black malt and a splash of roasted barley break this IPA apart from tradition, Cascadian Dark. Join the shady revolution.


WallStirctly's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WallStirctly (57) - - FEB 1, 2013
Pours as dark as a good stout but the first smell gives it away. Hoppy and bitter my old friend IPA greets my lips with a solid effort from widmer bros on this black IPA. Nice, but not top-tier .


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (409) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2014
It pours black with a medium brown head. Lacing is significant as the head recedes from the mouth of the glass. It has a sweet citrus aroma with dried fruit elements. The aroma has touches of roasted aromas as well. The carbonation is a bit too lively for my tastes. Roasted malts dominate the taste with a bit of citrus flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (388) - ITALY - NOV 24, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours very dark reddish brown, almost black, with two fingers of creamy beige head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma is light with candied and tropical fruits (pineapple, mango) with a light acidic note. Taste is caramel, roasted malts, tropical fruits, citrus, hops. Dry bitter finish with vegetal hoppy notes and some coffee flavor. Medium body, low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a short tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, citrus, coffee and light fruit. Flavor was sweet & bitter with coffee, pine, chocolate, roast, mild fruit and had some grapefruit bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
12oz bottle - So my local grocery store started carrying this and while the price is really nice, the beer isn’t so great. A below-average showing for the style, it lacks any resemblance of an IPA, instead borders on being a weak dry stout and a bad pale ale. It’s a solid looking beer in my glass though, but it needs a whole lot more of a lot of things to be even considered average.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lele (156) - Padova, ITALY - NOV 5, 2014
ASPETTO: marrone scurissimo, in pratica nero, impenetrabile. Schiuma abbastanza fine, scarsa e poco persistente, dal colore marroncino un po’ scuro. AROMA: biscottato, strano ma interessante aroma di intonaco. Si avverte anche l’erbaceo, ma soprattutto del floreale (gelsomino), soprattutto quando la bevuta va avanti e la bottiglia si "scalda". GUSTO: appena messa in bocca, ti accorgi subito che scivola molto bene. Chiari sentori biscottati e anche un po’ maltati. Nella seconda parte del sorso emerge il tostato, per poi chiudere con un retrogusto in cui riemerge il biscottato e un amaro interessante, dove puoi avvertire il sapore del luppolo utilizzato, che comunque si sente un po’ durante tutta la bevuta. Se lasciata un po’ fuori dal frigo, si avvertono anche lievi toni liquorosi. La carbonizzazione si sente, ma non è per niente invadente. A volte ritorna quel tono di "intonaco", un tono strano, ma che rende la birra particolare. Non va bevuta appena tolta dal frigo. Birra appagante e molto interessante, che i fa ricordare.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4615) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2014
355 ml bottle @ Melkebaren. Dark amber body with a medium sized tan head. Malty aroma with toffee and citric fruit. Nice smooth malt flavor, lots of malt with light coffee, some dry fruit and medium bitterness. Nice balanced body and some more pronounced bitterness in aftertaste. Decent and quite malty BIPA but a bit one dimensional after a while.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"no longer W10 but a 4 pack of pitch black bottled 3/11. citrusy and bitter hops atop some roasty black malt. not overly complex and no mouth watering character to it, but a decent representation of the style."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2099) - NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle shared with Simonsen
Pours fairly dark brown, not even close to being black, with a creamy tanned head. Smell of roast, dust, hints of pine and citrus, but not very dominating hops in here. Moderate sweet, roast and toast, some tar, some light fruity elements like blackcurrant, quite drinkable. Moderate bitter, ash, resins and coffee. Not so revolutionary that the bottle says, but it’s quite ok

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3544) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
355 ml bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of sweet liquorice, roasted malt, creamy and thick. Taste is mellow, balanced, creamy, thick, medium hoppy and fairly bitter with big roasted notes. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4918) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
Black color with a fine beige head. Ok lacing down the glass. Looks ok. Ok aroma, but not as I really like my BIPA. Roasted, coffee, mild fruity and mild hoppy. Fine body, and a fine balance between sweetness and bitterness. Soft carbonation. Quite ok flavor, but wish it was more powerful. Roasted, coffee, mild fruity and mild grapefruit hoppy.
[Bottle from a trade with McTapps]


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