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RATINGS: 251   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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3.5
deyholla (12253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2014
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours near black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, musty dark grains and some earthy pine hops. Flavor is similar with a good amount of earthiness, dark grains, roasted malts and a bit of pine bitterness.

3.8
DocLock (11049) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
Draft at Capone’s. Pours clear dark brownish toward mahogany with tan head. Nose is resiny piney hops, earthy brow sugary caramel malt. Tastes juicy, hoppy, piney,, with some earthy brown sugary and caramel notes.

3.3
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up @ Argonaut in Denver last week. Pours a black appearance with a soft, creamy, brown head. Really piney and resiny hoppy nose. Definitely some tropical fruit and grapefruit mixed in there as well with the roast and burnt malts. Kind of creamy mouth feel. Flavor is full of pineapple, grapefruit, and juicy tropical fruits which is a bit odd when in combination with the burnt, roasty, chocolate malts. Moderate sweetness. Moderate to high bitterness. Twangy finish. Pretty fucken strange brew though not completely unenjoyable.

3.8
KyotoLefty (10688) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2014
Tap at 23 Beerz. Nice citrus nose, very light chocolate and licorice. Dull black with a low, fine head. Roasty chocolate flavor, light coffee, citrus, oranges. Quite nice. Soft, full, and smooth.

3.8
marcus (10670) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours, well, black with a rich tan head and a bready treacle aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt flavor with a hefty dose of citra and probably Cascade hops. Excellent flavor and easy to drink.

4
onceblind (10562) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Clear dark dark brown with a lovely aroma of herbal and grassy hops with dark sweet burnt caramel and roasty black malts. Flavor has some nice bitterness up front with some acidic pine and grapefruit, followed by some toastiness and roasted black malt. Sweet overall with a nice balancing resinous bitterness. Delightful.

4
olio (10548) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, Copenhagen.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a small head. Aroma is very roasty and malty, some licorice, hops, floral notes and lots of citric fruits. Flavor of licorice, citric fruits, somewhat caramelly malts and some resinous hops. Nice fruity bitter palate.
4515

3.4
jmgreenuk (9985) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Poured a murky dark brown with a frothy tan head and some broken lace. The aroma is light roasted malt, grassy hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a grassy nettle hop bitter light treacle palate and a long hop bitter finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

3.8
gyllenbock (9846) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle bought at Kihoskh in May 2014. Black with a medium tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, licorice, grapefruit, Nicely balanced and with a fairly bitter finish.

3.8
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark black pour with lacing tan head, aroma brought dark cocoa, roast, nice pine, grass, hints of orange into a bit of coffee, some dark fruit. Taste is a mix of pine, grass, orange into some nice cocoa, roast, coffee, slight herbal, minty notes, finishing bitter, dry.


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