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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Filled with equal parts of intense dusky citrus hops and dark malt flavors, this seasonal is seductively smooth, silky, and graceful, yet packs a hop punch for the hop-heads. The hops induce thoughts of grapefruit, blood orange, apricot, and tangerines as they intermingle with, black chocolate, and roasted varieties of barley smoothed out with a dash of oatmeal.

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3.5
BlackBeerPG (981) - Darien, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Taste: smooth, toasted hops and dark malts give it a dry and balanced finish for the most part. Same with the nose. Black, semi, clear, delicate head and a refined lattice of lace. Medium body. Easy to drink Black IPA.

3.7
jbruner (5466) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with bubbly tan head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of piney hops and dark roasted malt. Taste follows, with a touch of ethanol booze on the bitter finish. Solid for the style.

3.6
mrjaxson (630) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2017
It’s hard to sniff everything out of the aroma: grapefruit and chocolate and freshly turned black dirt after a light rain and the sticky resin from a pine tree. All this from under a beautiful head that leaves generous lacing. Taste is sweet to start and more bitter, but never sharply bitter, on the finish. As my taste buds recall, this beer has gotten more bitter with age (bottles were purchased about 9 months ago) and there’s now residue in the bottom of the bottle (more of that pine tree?). Drink carefully!

3.5
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2016
12 ounce bottle, 8/29/16. Near black, large dense creamy brown head, good retention. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Not much hoppiness. Much like a porter. The taste is resin, earthy hops, roasted malts. Thin-medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Solid.

3.3
Christpuncher (3215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Aroma is roasted malt. And nutty. Flavor is like a brown ale, nutty, roasted, and pretty bitter. Pours deep brown with almost no head. Had out of a bottle at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
dinkle50 (1583) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Jet black pour with a huge espresso colored head. Aroma has a lot of chocolate and roasted malt. A little earthy dankness as well. Huge mouth and very creamy. Taste has some bitter grapefruit and caramel. Dark chocolate malt provides lots of bitterness, but its washed away by that caramel malt. Finishes slightly sweet. A little lace present. Nice beer.

3.8
wlajwl (7210) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2016
Aroma is the expected pine and dark malts, along with spices and spruce. The flavor is grapefruit, tropical fruit, spruce, dark malts and a mix of acidity and slight bitterness/heat in the finish.

3.5
crossovert (14134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2016
355ml bottle. Has a nice aroma of cocoa and herbs. Flavor is odd, much more on the cocoa side of a black ipa, but lots of hop bitterness. Its decent.

4.1
arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2016
Black. Herbal, grassy pine and roast. Dank. Flavor is thick, layered bitterness with more pine and deep citrus. Mix of molasses and mild roast. Clean, assertive bitterness in the finish. Great brew.

3.6
shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2016
Bottle. Chocolate caramel malt, pine, and grapefruit peel aroma. Brown with moderate head. Sweet chocolate caramel malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice balance and body. Very pleasant.


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