overall
98
97
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our holiday I.P.A. Black, bold and bitter as hell.

Previously 6.5%.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gephross100 (576) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Can thanks to randymbpiurs dark brown with no ehad. Medium bitterness. Nutty finish. light mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (1059) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 11, 2017
Tallboy can. Dark reddish with heavy sediment, frothy offwhite head. Roasted, hoppy aromas, yeasty, bready undertones. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation. Rich roasted and hoppy flavors. Thick malty mouthfeel. Perfectly balanced, very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Percy0103 (753) - MEXICO - JAN 11, 2017
Can, 1 pint. A dark brown beer with a big foamy head. Lots of sediments. Hoppy floral aromas with roasted malts. Taste is bitter with moderate carbonation and nice hoppy undertones. Medium bodied, rich and smooth. Has a deep malt character. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2680) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
From the can pours a medium cola color with a hint of haze and a light tan head. The smell is roasted makt, fruit, vegetables, citrus. The taste is roasted malt, rich fruit, citrus, dry and bitter on the end. Light+ with average carbonation. Not my favourite style but its a roasty, pleasant version.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Can. Poured a black color with a tan head. Roast, chocolate, some coffee, some pine and a trace of citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Abner (347) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Can. Pours a light cola color with a fluffy, light tan head. Lacing coats the glass half way through. Aromas of citrus dominate upon the pour, pine, some tropical notes. Interesting that there are absolutely no roasted malts apparent. Lots of flavor hops come through in the taste. Fruity hops up front along with a moderate sweetness. Midpalate, this is overtaken by medium, assertive bitterness that lasts and lasts. Again, not a roasty black IPA. Glad to have had the chance to try this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ctipping (1595) - Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2017
16 oz. can. Pours a brown body with a big off-white head. Aroma is toasty malts and a resiny hop aroma. Tastes of grapefruit, resiny hops, strong grassy bite begins very early. Some toasty malts and a bit of chocolate. Hefty bitterness. Medium body with high carbonation. This is an aggressively bitter beer. That doesnt bother me so much, but Im not that enthused by the flavor before the bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (4212) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Had one in a becher pint glass, another in a mason jar and another in a tulip. The color is dark brown. The head retains the longest in the mason jar and leaves a ton of messy lace running all around. The aroma blends semi-sweet to bitter thick sprucy hops. Thick sweet chocolate malts. Dark bitter coffee grounds, sly roast. The flavor leans to the bitter spruce side first. Nice portion of the sweet dark chocolate nipping on some bitterness of the cocoa bean. Sly roastiness. Quick semi-bitter to sly roasty and sprucy aftertaste. Quick dry bitter finish. On the palate, this one sat about light to medium on the body. Good carbonation. Bitterness hits appropriately, feels like a black IPA. Overall, last review of 2016, it was a good year. I feel like I ended it right. This was good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3625) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Can shared by Dave. Thanks man! Dark brown body with a quarter inch of tan head. Aromas of pine, lightly charred roast, a hint of coffee, resinous hops. Smooth sailing on the palate with a beautiful balance of pine, hops, and roast. Im typically not drawn to this style. However, El Jefe is on point.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (1067) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Fresh can (and this beers first check-in in over two years!). Fantastic Black IPA -- there base beer is assertively roasted and bitter, giving it a stout character that I like in a Black IPA. The hop profile is pine and resin, which I personally think work better with chocolate malts than the fruit and citrus hops that are all the rage these days. Excellent stuff.


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