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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As winter sets in we embrace the darkness with this Black IPA—released as Daylight Savings falls back to MST. We brew it with hops handpicked on Colorado’s Western Slope. The assertive American hop profile and roasted malt character balance perfectly with just a touch of bitterness. Go ahead. Give in to the dark side.

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4.8
nathan30533 (1022) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Incredible black ipa. I received this beer via a beer trade and they guy stated it was one of his staples. Very different from any other black ipa I ever had. Malty and well balanced. Very tasty.

3.5
sunevdj (4143) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
On tap at Banger’s, Austin. Pours an opaque black with a small off-white head. Sweet with floral hops aromas plus hints of spruce. Also aromas of burned caramel. Soft carbonation. Medium to full bodied.

4
bhoffman_5 (14) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Great brew, but could be hoppier as the bitterness leaves the palate. Very good brew.

4.4
rougeau13 (3276) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Dark dark dark with a milk shake-ish cream colored head. Thick tons of lacing. Super smooth. Super fruity. Super piney. Superb.

4
johnnymusky (1004) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2016 holy crap o?dell again you have knocked one out of the park this shit is delicious...black as hell nice head...great hop nose and mouth....no alcohol taste....flippin great showing.... wow!!!!!!

3.8
SG111 (2140) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with frothy white/tan head and lacing. Aroma is orange, lemon little bit of lime, not much roasted malt character but definitely a biscuit bready maltiness. Flavor is hop forward with a definite very prevalent roasted malt character. Really awesome balance. Little bit of chocolate and coffee as well. Some lemon peel and citrus present. Hop and a little bit of coffee bitterness. Awesome.

3.8
CanIHave4Beers (4238) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of a kind soul... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours basically black with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma has some light licorice and roast, but it basically focused around piney and citrus forward hoppiness.

The flavor is decently dry with a light roast character. The hoppiness is bracing on this one with lots of fruit and a little pine. It’s got a low-moderate level of bitterness & the booze level is pretty well controlled.

Double Black IPA is silly to me, but this is good.

3.8
markducommun (1231) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Clear, mahogany brown. Light tan head. Light molasses, some floral aromas, light pine. Some alcohol on the nose. Fairly bitter, rounded out by a moderate sweetness. Fairly long, acidic finish. Medium body, some carbonation. Good.

3.9
MrBeerFanatic (1076) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Pours a dark caramel color with thick creamy head with great retention. Big aromas of pine/citrus, slight pineapple, chocolate and coffee. Flavors of pine and chocolate upfront, slight earthy/herbal hops and a slight blend of caramel. More on the hop side but has a big malt backbone. Medium to high sweetness with a medium bitterness. On the sweet side all around but the hops poke their heads above it all to make a strong presence. One of the more enjoyable beers I’ve had in a while.

3.2
stephenj007 (125) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2014
12 oz bottle pour, chestnut brown, with a thin, tan head. Notes of roasted, sweet malts, and mild pine and spice. Tastes are more along the lines of a hoppy lager I think. There is a bit more sweet notes than hop notes going on here. Also, I notice the presence of some oak and maybe bourbon notes? Similar to barrel aging? Maybe it’s just the high abv throwing me off here (9.5%). The palate is heavy, and a bit sticky. A very good, winter style brew as advertised. The warmth from the alcohol is nice, and the full body tastes / aromas are enjoyable. Just not sure if this fits all the way into the IPA category, but certainly hits the "double black" labeling!


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