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RATINGS: 325   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pours fairly black...very small tan head. Smells of roasted nuts with some hops. Mostly tastes like a mild IPA...you can barely get a sense of the roasted nuts in the taste that you get in the nose. A likable IPA, but not as complex or interesting as most black IPAs I've had.


4.1
zoucrew102 (2240) - - JAN 20, 2018
Can. Roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, citrus and pine resiny hops. Pours black with a large tan head that has excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with roasted malt and some chocolate malt as well as a rich, full body. Finishes dry, but quite smooth with citrus hop flavors as well as a little bit of pine resiny hop bitterness. Excellent black ipa.

3.9
wombat23 (2147) - Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2018
12 oz. can. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma and flavors of citrus, roasted malt, pine, chocolate notes. Very tasty.

4.1
Andrew196 (2039) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2017
Lovely pour, perfect, black with a frothy light beige head... Thick and lasting head. Nose is earth, coffee and florals. Thin-medium feel, slight bite. Very interesting palate for this one, earth, coffee, licorice, more florals, then some spearmint. Outstanding version of this style.

3.7
GTAEgeek (2502) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2017
On tap at Brewer's Republic. Pours black, with a medium, frothy, tan head. Caramel and milk chocolate, with some pine tar, and rye. Sweet and syrupy, with a nice, smooth bitterness. Medium to heavy body, with a syrupy, thick feeling. This is a delicious black IPA.

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
balloonbuffoon (747) - - DEC 6, 2017
12floz can, BBD: 02.16.2018, $1.75 unit cost. The ABV indicated on the can is 8.1%, and "double" is not part of name. It's just "Mountain Standard Black IPA." Poured into a pint glass, where it appears a dark brown color with a large sugary hop invoking head. Smells like green stems, mmm...green. Chewy, moderate bitterness, and latent sweetness are this beer's markings. It's like drinking liquid bark, leaves, and brown sugar. It's fair, but it doesn't elevate my opinion of the style

4
drpimento (3814) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Very good black double IPA. Aroma is Hap's roast dark malt. Had a very long lasting frothy Light tan head and lots of sticky lace. Flavor is like nose, balanced and easy drinking. Great finish and smooth body.

3.4
AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 19, 2017
Can @5/25/17. Black body with tan head. Floral, dry chocolate, pine aromas. Smooth mouthfeel. Bakers chocolate, caramel, floral, citus, pine flavors__good

4
MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Sweet, dark, toasted malts, sweet bourbon flavours, dark, sweet fruits, molasses, caramel. Hazy, very dark brown, frothy, beige head. Medium sweet. More sweet, dark malts, toasted, barre aged flavours, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Outstanding CDA, rich and well-balanced. Bottle shared at L41 tasting - thanks to Leighton!

3.9
Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle @Craigs (The Budget week tasting, rating backlog). Pours brown, almost black tan head. Nose is chocolate, slight coffee. Taste is raisin, fruit cake, roasted malts, very nice.


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