overall
98
98
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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unknown

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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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fonefan (50733) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2017

Can 1pt. @ home.

[ As Alchemist El Jefe ].
Clear medium to dark black - red brown color with a average to large, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted - dark malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, moderate licorice, light to moderate pine, light wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark malt, grapefruit, citrus, fruity hops, moderate licorice, light wood, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20170321]
8-4-8-3-17

3.9
boto (2261) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2017
16oz can: This one pours a fairly opaque dark brown color. It had a bit of a tan head on it. Nice aroma. Some roastiness, orange, grapefruit, pine notes. The taste is along the same lines. A good bitter bite!

3.9
gregwilsonstl (2615) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Dark brown. Nice thick frothiness. Very strong leafy aroma. Bitter as hell is spot on....but it fades fast off the palate. So much pine up front. If this were darker they should rename it Pine Tar. Thx Patrick.

3.8
User134089 (1644) - - FEB 4, 2017
Type: 16-oz. can Glass: Hardwood Artisans shaker pint From: My friend Charlie Price: N/A Purchased: N/A; Received Jan. 27, 2017 Consumed: Jan. 28, 2017 Reviewed as: American Black Ale Misc.: No COD Was lucky enough to get 10 pretty sweet beers sent to me by a college buddy. Not the biggest fan of Black IPAs lately, but it is the Alchemist. Here’s to making it a good one. Poured a medium brown color with two fingers of frothy khaki tan head. Serene setting underneath. Very good spotty lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.00) Smelled hoppier than most black IPAs to start. Got that normal smokiness, but also spicy Simcoe and (because I cheated and looked at the description) some Galaxy. Also some herbal, menthol, bitter woody pine and small hints of charred wood. (Smell - 4.25) Tasted a lot different than the nose, coming out with herbal tea to start. Also smokiness, lemon, spicy Simcoe, Citra, menthol, unsweetened iced tea, mango and cocoa. Getting than Galaxy late, but subdued. (Taste - 4.00) Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 4.00) Pleasantly surprised with this one. Would have it again for sure. (Overall - 4.00) 4.06 91 A-

3.9
dnstone (3489) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Deep amber-brown color with excellend lacing of off-white head. Nice dry hop piney aroma. Soft texture, excellent piney dry-hop flavors followed by roast malt body. Notes: Can picked up at the brewery Dec ’16, opened Jan ’16

3.8
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2017
1 pint can from the brewery, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with ruby highlights and a fluffy light tan head. Aroma: Lots of tropical fruit hops, a bit of cat piss, dank, somewhat resinous, a touch of roasted malt. Palate: Medium+ body, moderate carbonation. Flav.: Lots of juicy and fruity hops, quite tropical, with a restrained roasted/slightly smoky character, still resinous and a bit dank, a little anise; dry with moderately high bitterness and a long, hoppy, resinous, black licorice and faintly roasty finish.

Nice stuff (unsurprisingly).

3.8
asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
Can--thanks probstblueribbon! Hoppy aroma with a little dark caramel. Lots of strawberry and pine. Hazy ruddy brown under a lasting off-white cover. Flavour is full of hops flavour. Blend of new world and c-hops. Moderate bitterness, moderate dark caramel note. Medium body, moderate carbonation, crisp. Juicy!

3.5
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Can thanks to randymbpiurs dark brown with no ehad. Medium bitterness. Nutty finish. light mouthfeel.

4.2
Sdaniel90 (1096) - 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
Percy0103 (777) - 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.


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