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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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3.8
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2011
12 oz 4 pack. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. aroma is piney hop, lighter citrus, chocolately roasted malt under that. flavour is a very nice combination of sweet milk chocolate maltiness and piney hop. Nice roasted malt flavour without the astringent burnt quality that I often get. Alcohol is blended in nicely as well. Very drinkable beer.

3.9
jhamp9 (2007) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Very dark brown pour with a nice beige head. Aroma is strong roasted malts and piney hops. Taste is pine, roast, dark chocolate, bread. Dark malts and the hops play very together in this one. Really nice black IPA.

3.7
GlasgowTAD (2007) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Pours brown black with brown head. Aroma is fruity and roasty. Taste is peach sweet, mango sweet, slight roastiness, hint of coffee.

3.9
beerbaaron (1997) - Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Deep mahogany. Lasting medium frothy beige head. Outstanding balance all around. Not all in your face. Big but not heavy, full of character, and still easy to drink. Very nice. Another please..

3.2
MacBoost (1957) - Victor, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Pours a dark ruby red with a thin khaki head. Aromas of floral hops, some roast and oddly enough, coffee. Taste is pretty standard for a black ipa, but the thin mouthfeel really detracts from this one. Meh.

4.3
zizzybalubba (1891) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2013
On tap at the brewery in Ft. Collins, CO. Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit rind upfront with coffee in the background. The flavor is the opposite; dark chocolate and coffee are the most present with the hops taking a backseat and merely complementing the dark roasted malt flavor. A very well done black IPA.

4
Beaver (1866) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2010
750ml bottle. Wow are Odell corks tight! Pours dark brown/black with a monstrous creamy light brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted malts, some black licorice, and resiny piney tarry hops.

The flavor is roasted malts with a little sweetness and a good amount of fruity, medium bitter, hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very solid, well balanced, brew. Nothing over the top, but very drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden but the warming sneaks up on you.

3.8
LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Appearance: Pours a midnight black with a large fluffy head, that subsides to about 1/8 inch of creamy beige foam.

Aroma: Big herbal hops, medium roast, sassafras.

Taste: Chocolate malt,big herbal hops. roast, big abrasive bittering hops.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with lively carbonation.

Overall: A unique roasty black ale. This came across as more like a big porter or stout as opposed to a double IPA with color.

4.1
elbernays (1731) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 8, 2017
Can from Baggott St wines. Pours black with reddish hue with tan head. 8.1% version. Pine, earth, black berry, hints of leather. Flavour is charcoal earth, sweet blackberry jam with an ashen wood finish. Sweet dark fruit finish. Smooth and cream mouthfeel. A classy black ipa.

3.7
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2013
12oz picked up today at the COOP .... Poured into my HotD goblet.. 1" dark tan head atop deep dark brown brew... verging on black... nice sheets of lacing. Nose is very nice... big citrus and a little pine.. some lite chocolate and a touch of sweetness. Good bitterness up front.. resinous hops and a little sweet dark malt... the malts are more roasty black than chocolaty.. a little sweetness with warmth that helps bloom the flavors.... Body is a solid medium with good carbonation. Odell is a gem that seems too many people don’t really appreciate.


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