RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 83   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
A black I.P.A brewed with dark and roasted malts

Hop on the train and enjoy the rich malty flavor. The ride begins with a rich dark color and ends with a hoppy finish. We are sure you will return for another ride.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewmb83 (42) - Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Complex nose with toasted barley and piney and citrus hints. Poured from 12 bottle with black color and a nonexistent head. Great mix of flavors on your tongue with toasted barley and a piney and citrus hop notes. They put plenty of hops in this one, nice job. One of my go to’s for a black IPA, a very nice beer.

rosenbergh (11682) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
12 oz bottle. (Meijer) Kalamazoo, MI.
Dark reddish brown color with a small tan head. Coffee, fruits... a lot of fruits. And some alcohol in the aroma. The flavor is... a mixture of different kind of flavors. There is roasted malt, cough drops, medicine notes, dry hops and some bitterness. If I would know better this could be alright.

shrubber85 (11508) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle. Chocolate-caramel malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet chocolate fudge malt, light ash, and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Good body. Not bad.

veggieBen (11) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2016
This beer was a hazy brown with a half inch of white head I can barely smell anything, just a hint of hops Strong taste of burnt malts with lingering bitters as a strong after taste The body is light and flat

Patrickctenchi (6668) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle: Deep brown with a small, greyish-tan head. Chocolate, pine aroma. Taste is slightly spicy evergreen...caramel malt, mild pine bitter. A nice, cooling feel to it....very solid in body and flavour.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle:   Muddy brown, moderate frothy sandy head, nice lacing.   Faint roasted malt nose, soft dark chocolate.   Similar on the tongue.   Roasted malts are fairly pale.   Moderate bitterness.   Seems to be of the citrusy kind.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes more of an IPA versus Black IPA.   Decent, but not "Black" enough in my book.

melush (4341) - SPAIN - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl. @ Meijer, Charlotte, MI, USA A: Black / Negro. T/S: Roasted malt, hops, bitter / Malta tostada, lupulo, amargo.

superspak (5800) - Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/30/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, light char, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and dark/roasted malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, light char, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good sized pine/citrus rind/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, light char, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and dark/roasted malt flavors; with a solid bitterness/sweetness balance and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and resinous/sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good black IPA. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/pine hops and dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. The bitterness is a bit rough on the finish, but not unbearable. A nicely enjoyable offering.

dmac (6395) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
12oz bottle from gimmethefunk, thanks Pat. Poured a lighter density black body with a large frothy super light beige head. Aroma of cellar, dusty chocolate, dark cherry skins, cola, dark toast. Body is huge foam, lighter watery mouthfeel and a lingering burnt aftertaste. Flavor is horrible, sort of like burnt bandaids. Meh if this isn’t infected than these are the worst brewers around.

Jlew715 (21) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2015
From a bottle, new label looks childish compared to old art-deco label. Pour is deep reddish brown to black with a two finger beige head. Aroma is a little hoppy; not very strong. Taste is hoppy at first, with a malty middle and a slightly bitter finish. Overall texture is fairly thick, as expected for a black IPA. A decent brew for the style.

edgallow (4312) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of malts, floral and pine. Taste is resin, floral and caramel.

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