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Wolf Creek Midnight Howl Black IPA
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Roasted chocolate & caramel malt flavors combine with the distinct hop flavors of an American I.P.A. to form the perfect fusion of a stout and an I.P.A. This big, complex ale is a true original and is definitely not for the faint of heart!


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (9053) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Almost black with a think tan head. Oddball black IPA. Sweet, maple, honey, candy sugar, roasted malt, hops are just too much in the background. Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Crazy bitter choclate maple and nutty taste beer. Brown color. Don't like this. Poured from draft at Barrelhouse 101 in Ventura, California.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Draft. dark brown beer with a dark cream head. Grapefruit and ligh summer fruit aroma. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor with chooclate. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and summer fruit linger with chooclate and light roast.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thisis12ptfont (836) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Aroma of deep roast, toasted, caramel, molasses and earthiness. Appears a solid black with nice lacing against the glass. Immensely complex flavors bringing molasses, deep roasted malts and barley and a massive hop bitterness. Overall, Full bodied and full flavored with a deep alcohol sting. Very delicious, a must try. Id give this an A+ rating.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Pours an almost black color with a tan head. Nose isn't bad. A touch of fruitiness, mostly citrus, light chocolate, and a touch of roast. Maybe a little bit of tropical fruit. The flavor is somewhat sweet. Light roast, and decently fruity. A bit of toffee, cocoa, and some pine bitterness. Kind of a meh black IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Originally reviewed: 3/12/12. Another brewery I made sure to stop by when in the area last week. Unfortunately, 2 of their brews that I wanted to try were gone, so I got this one. Came out a deep black, with just a touch of light permeating the edges. Fresh hops in the nose with a bit of char on the finish. Pine with a touch of citrus. The mouth was a little thin for the the style. With a higher ABV, I expected a bit more depth to this. The flavors were a little muted. The hops added a bitter quality for sure, but they were lacking in flavor. The beer had a lightly charred finish that I would expect in a beer of this sort, but again, it was tame and a bit underwhelming. This is a one-dimensional beer, that had promise, but lacked in its execution.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
On tap at the Calabasas location. Pours with a hazed and very dark brown body with a lasting off-white head. Aromas of citrus, brown sugar and chocolate. Flavors of roast, very bitter (long duration of the bitterness), molasses, citrus, pine. Decently dry, lively bubbles. Pretty well done.


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