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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
When checkered blackball flags dot the California coastline, experienced surfers migrate to advanced breaks where strangers to the sport dare not. Blackball is a Belgian-inspired India Pale Ale with a robust West Coast hop profile. Belgian ale yeast, coriander, and Curacao lend a fruity and spicy character for an ale bolder than your average IPA. A blend of New Zealand and Cascade hops add a vibrant floral aroma and clean citrus hop bitterness that lingers through its crisp, dry finish. Drink up while it’s young, heavily hopped IPA’s are best enjoyed fresh.

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3.4
fonefan (51126) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Karl Strauss Blackball Belgian IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, dusty hops. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet hops - malt, fruity, oranges, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140118]

3.1
yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry grapefruity, mango and pine. Light phenolic. Bitter, toasted malty and light caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty finish.

3
Ungstrup (38423) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of caramel, malt, and a bit of hay. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, malt, dusty hops, and a bit of caramel, leading to a dry, dusty, and alcoholic finish.

3.4
joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops, citrus peel and burnt sugar. Sweet and fruity flavour of burnt sugar, hops, grass and citrus peel. Hoppy finish.

3.1
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy deep golden with an off-white head. Sweet spicy, yeasty aroma with some hops. Rich body, heavy sweet fruit, yeast and phenols with a bitter finish. 270812

3.4
Beerhunter111 (22513) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2015
Trübes dunkel goldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, fruchtig, hefig, Honig. Geschmack süß malzig, Honig, reife Früchte.

3.2
Rasmus40 (21990) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Clear golden with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity and old hops. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 180114

3.6
saxo (19522) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are hops, malt, little fruits and pine. Nice bitter finish.

3.5
jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Victor at Paul’s. Pours clear gold. White head. Nose/taste of peach, caramel malt, papaya and yeast. Slightly bitter grapefruit finish. Medium body.

3.1
yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
A clear, golden beer topped by a small, off-white head. The aroma has quite a lot of white sugar, it’s fruity and piney and has some alcohol and a whiff of something spiced. The flavor is sweet and alcoholic, it’s warming and full-bodied on the palate, with a decent carbonation level. Pine cones, malty sweetness, bitterness and white sugar in the finish. A beer lacking balance. 140118


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