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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This American-style Black IPA is nearly jet black and perceived to have high hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with medium-high alcohol content, balanced with a medium body. The appearance may trick you into thinking you are about to enjoy a traditional stout beer when in fact your senses are about to be overwhelmed with our Black IPA. Juicy, fruity, floral, and pine from Pacific Northwest hops gives the beer a classic West Coast IPA hop character. The Black IPA is further characterized by a balanced and moderate degree of caramel malt and subdued dark roasted malt flavor and aroma. 7.2% ABV, 85 Hops used: Warrior, Citra, Cascade

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3.8
Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2013
On tap at Fate poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, charcoal, earthiness, grapefruit and pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a smooth dry citter lingering roasty citrus finish.

3.7
Scopey (14730) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at Bruce’s. It pours darkest brown with a medium light tan head. The nose is fresh, piney, citrus peel, soap, potpourri, toast and roasted malt. The taste is bitter, roasted malt, varnish, piney, resin, raw bitterness, citrus peel, light alcohol, grapefruit and dirt with lingering bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Plenty of raw bitterness. Not the most refined, but decent enough anyhow.

3.3
djd07 (14507) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a dark brown an ruby hue with a thin beige head with beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hop and pine. Medium mouthfeel with bitter hop and grapefruit with nice lingering dry finish. Good.

3.7
Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Draft. Poured clear black color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted earthy hop aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

3.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
Draft. Medium beige head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, milk chocolate, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, milk chocolate. Soft medium body, some resin.

3.1
Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear dark red-brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts. The taste is bitter citrus and minty hops and roasted malts. Medium bodied.

3.2
kermis (13433) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Rlgk. Pours brown with a small beige head. Aroma of light roast, malt, caramel, grapefruit and light fruity hops. Flavor is light moderate sweet and light heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
crossovert (12929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Draft. Not getting much citrus, solely black malt, roast, cocoa, choppy bitterness and pine

3.6
Sammy (12204) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
On tap at Mr. Goodbar. Black with a little head and lace. Lots of hop aroma. Very little roast, it’s in the background. Cascadian and citra and warrior hops make it interesting and good drinkability. Above average mouthfeel.

4.2
slowrunner77 (12043) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Re-he-Healy loved the hop combo used here, as well as the Carmel malt atop the black roasted and chocolate. Hop leaning, which is just fine by me, and the most grapefruity citric yummy black ipa I’ve tried in some time."


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