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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Alaskan Double Black IPA is a combination of beer styles, with a flavor profile most similar to an Imperial IPA and the dark black color and rich flavors usually found in heartier stouts and porters.
The Black IPA, also called "Cascadian Dark Ale" or "American-style India Black Ale," is a relative newcomer to the craft beer world. We may not know what to call it yet, but we do know it’s dark and it’s hoppy and we can’t get enough of it.

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Sammy (12858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Hits the spt. Bottle from h-e-b. Above average mouthfeel. Jet black with ice cream lace. Very drinkable emphasising roast over the wonderful citrus.

3.9
Pinball (12421) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
clear very dark amber, smooth light brown head.
very nice roasted and hoppy aroma,
flavor is much more roasted and stout like than the aroma.but it tastes real good. roasted stuff, hoppy balance, flowery notes from the hops. very dry. very good.

3.7
madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Bottled. Deep burgundy coloured. Light brown head. Aroma of roast, liqourice, herbs, vague smoke. Flavour of caramel, roast, herbs, light sweetness, vague spice and vague smoke. Medium to full bodied. Dry herbal bitterness with a roasty touch.

4.3
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2010
From Boltz75555! Pours almost black with a cream colored head. Aroma has some earthy hops, lightly toasted malt, and some chocolate/caramel notes. Flavor is a subperb balance of hops and full malts, creamy, lightly sweet, finishes bitter and is a very well rounded beer.

3.8
BVery (11395) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Tap at Busters. Dark pour with reddish highlights. Dense frothy cream colored head. Citrus hop nose with a bit of roast underneath. More hoppy IPA than roasty. Very well done, this is a standout in its style.

3.8
alexsdad06 (10978) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours very dark brown with a medium sized beige head. The aroma is roasted malt, herbal, citrus and some resiny character. The flavor blends the roasted malts and the hops nicely. Resin and citrus hops are the most noticeable. Additional hints of dark chocolate and herbal hops are there. Medium bodied and overall a pretty nice beer.

3
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Double Black IPA
Date: November 19, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, citrus hops
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, balancing roastedness, nice citrus, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.8
marcus (10761) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours black with a rich tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a dark chocolate flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. It’s an interesting combination of tastes.

3.6
phaleslu (10750) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2011
22 oz. bottle from curly- thanks again, Jason! Pours a deep, somewhat clear brown color with a thick, resilient, rocky beige head that sticks to the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops, pine, toasted and chocolate malts, brown sugar, earth, and dark fruits. Flavor of toasted malts, pine resin, grapefruit, earthy hops, chocolate, toast, and nuts. Medium-bodied, with a bitter, earthy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Double Black IPA- I like it.

3.9
DuffMan (10732) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Very dark brown with a persistent light brown head. Aroma is equally roasty and hoppy, leaning more toward the roasty side actually, which appeals to me greatly. Sweet dark malt base, roast and chocolate, some molasses too. Piney slightly resinous hop profile, not too aggressive, but allowing the luscious malts to have their say. I like this interpretation of the style, where there is an equal (if not greater) emphasis on the dark malts as there is on the hops. Loving this Pilot Series so far!


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