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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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A haughty black ipa with a bit of pent-up attitude for those "special" days. Our addicting little black IPA using Belgian dark malts and dry-hopped for intense aroma. 7.6% ABV and 85 IBU’s. Release some bottled-up Anger and learn to enjoy life a little.

Grain: Maris Otter, Munich, Crystal 10L, Crystal 60L, British Chocolate, Carafa III, Wheat Malt Hops: Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade Yeast: American-style Ale yeast

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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Aroma is very bitter and full of hops. It is dark with a light brown head. Taste is very hoppy with plenty of citrus to compliment the hops. Finish is clean and fresh with lingering bitterness. If you’re not used to black IPAs matching the flavor with the darkness of this beer confuses the senses. The all around complexity of this beer makes it one everyone should try.


3.7
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Brown color with a dark scarlet to purple hint and a tall tan head. Full scented, with yeasties, fruit, spice, cocoa, roasted and black malts. An IPA sitting on a burning pine tree seem to sum this one up for me. Seems to thin out in the finish. Still an interesting BIPA. One of the few bottles I wanted to finish during this night of tasting. 5/13

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bwy (87) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2017
One of our favorite Black IPA’s. Hops, chocolate and richness. Review at - A Brew With You, Ep.12

3.5
Msdrbeat (780) - East Lansing, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Bottled. Wow that is an IPA that gets you. The beer is aggressively hopped, aggressively bitter, and biting. After taste is pleasant. One to savor slowly.

3.7
rondphoto (4448) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2016
bottle @ Keg Liquors / Clarksville IN --- Opaque black, brown head that slowly drops from 4" to a heavy cover, curtains of lace. Taste is roasted malt, light smoke, floral hops, medium fizz, and a long hard smoked hop finish. A full-bodied brew that becomes more hop-harsh as it moves through a finish that finally is all smoke. Really well done, but not for me.

4.2
Mainuh_man (291) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2016
12 Oz bottle. Pours black with a huge light brown head that lingers leaving huge lacing. Aroma is fantastic; smokey, dank, floral hops. Flavor is medium sweet going immediately to lots of piney hops, finishing with ample piney and and citrusy hops with a bit of roast. Fill body with a creamy mouthfeel and average carbonation. Overall, love the aroma, flavor kind of doesn’t live up to it. Still, delicious.

3.6
Strykzone (7357) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Sampled at an esbls. Quite dark. Some black licorice and some chocolate notes. Grapefruit bitterness and pine. Nice.

3.4
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2016
12 oz bottle. Bottled Jul/11/16. (Siciliano's) Grand Rapids, MI. Dark reddish brown color with a small tan head. Mild sweetish licorice, mild toasted malt, mild hops and some dryness in the aroma. The flavor is lactic sweetness, licorice, roasted malt, hops, mild bitterness and some medical notes. Pretty decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
justkoehn (157) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Little head and lacing. Rich black color. Hoppy aroma. Smooth drinking with light carbonation. Mild hoppy finish. Very good IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Impressive! Beautiful pour...black as coal with a dark tan head that lingers and laces through the entire glass. I could tell from the aroma that I was in for a surprise. I will be drinking more of this. The flavor is excellent.

3.4
ARH (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2016
On tap, poured into a tulip. The aroma is grape jolly rancher and mild toast. The grape jolly rancher, turns to grape jelly / grape filling and dark chocolate. The beer pours a dark stout look with a filmy, sudsy, tan head that has mild lace and retention. The taste is a medium high bittersweet with slightly more bitter. The texture is oily and smooth with a fuzzy carbonation and medium full body. The flavor is at first, a grape jelly and burnt bread combination with a finish of jolly ranchers and roasted chocolate, as well as a secondary notes of molasses, toasted bread, fig, and bitter herb. The aftertaste is dry, with mild flavors of burnt toast and grape candy.


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