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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 85   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This dark, strong IPA explodes with flavors borrowed from Free State favorites, C3 IPA and Stormwatch Ale. Columbus, Centennial, and Citra hops contribute the intense hop aroma and flavor while Carafa malt provides the roasty, chocolate notes. A big beer with big flavor.
O.G. - 19/1.076
Hops - 85 IBUs

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4.5
ads135 (4923) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2017
Can’t believe I’ve never rated this. Tried it for the first time back in 2010 and I’ve tried to drink it as much as possible since. Dark and very roasty. Lots of coffee and dark chocolate. Hops have a hint of citrus, but are mostly resinous. One of my favorite black IPAs.

3.7
unclemike (3170) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - OCT 23, 2016
ice pine aroma, bit of cream too. Light roastiness too. Taste is great. Quite subtle. Chocolate, light coffee, then citrus fruitiness. Bit funky maybe. Creamy, very nice. Subdued in its deliciousness. Further down hop hit has gone, just lovely maltiness.

3.6
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2014
On tap. Light brown-dark brown. A-pine/resin, roasty-medium/dark malt. T-roasty dark malt-cocoa, pine/resin hop bite.

3.8
daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Dark pour, light head. Flavor is a nice mix of cocoa, roasted malt, spicy hops. I got a hint of garlic/onion...but very light so it didn’t overpower the beer. Pretty nice for the style.

3.6
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours a deep almost black with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops, caramel, toasted and lightly roasted malt. Flavor of caramel, toffee, lightly roasted malt, nuts, pine and grapefruit. Moderate bitterness

3.9
RobertDale (6755) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Comes almost black with a small biege head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, pine, florals and some roasted malt. Very, very good!!

4
notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2011
GABF 2011 - smells freaking awesome - lovely integration of dry, intensely bitter, piney hops and bitter black malts - the flavor is much the same - dry, woody hop bitterness and dry cocoa and woodsmoke - green, piney and citric hops are showcased well - lingering, intense hop spiciness - balanced despite it’s intensity - more please.

3.6
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Cask at Great Taste. Pours a murky brown black with minimal head. Nose is big hops. Fresh citrus and resin dominate with some light caramel as well. On tasting, balanced bitterness dried out further by the roasted grains. Citrus and pine tar are there, as is a strong caramel presence. Pretty decent beer

3.9
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Sampled on draft at GTMW 2011. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of peppery and herbal hops with toffeeish malts. The taste is citrus and earthy hops and caramel. Medium bodied with a lingering bitterness. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.8
vyvvy (6638) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Sampled at St. Louis Microfest 2011 - Cask version - pours mahogany brown with an off-white head. The aroma has non-bitter dark malt along with funky hops and some grapefruit. Medium smooth body with soft carbonation. The flavor starts like the aroma and has very smooth chocolatey malt with green onion, funk and spicy hops. A really nice beer.


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