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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pike Octopus Ink Black IPA is a complex and intriguing beer, blending the hoppy flavor of your favorite IPA with the dark malt character of a tasty stout. This seasonal beer is dry hopped not once, but twice, with Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe hops, ensuring that plenty of citrus and piney hops shine through it’s smooth, round and chocolaty stout-like base.

A portion of every Pike Octopus Ink Black IPA sale benefits Puget Soundkeeper Alliance. This local nonprofit protects and preserves the waters of Puget Sound, which we call home. So drink up – the more you drink the more you help Puget Sound.

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3.5
alexsdad06 (11392) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2018 22 oz bottle from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, decent hop character, some citrus and resiny character, the flavors just didn't pop.

3.8
JStax (7396) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2018
22 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a clear black with a khaki head of foam. Dank and herbal hop tea aroma. Sweeter hop tea taste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Pretty solid.

3.7
dnstone (4032) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Pours deep opaque brown with a soft off white head. Roasty aroma and taste spiked with piney hop character. Notes: On tap at the brewery, Seattle visit May ’17

3.4
dwyerpg (6582) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 19, 2017
Eh. This is pretty heavily roasted and has a strong hop flavor, but just isn’t that tasty. Mademir through but not a repurchase. Seems to be a curr3nt theme with Like. Okay but nothing great.

3.8
Sledutah (8081) - Utah, USA - MAR 4, 2017
22oz bottle picked up at Total Wine in Spokane
Pours black with a medium sized beige head, some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, pine and bisquity. Flavor of toasted malts, bready, citrus and pine
Tasty

3.8
luttonm (7086) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2016
Draft at The Collective Tap, Woodinville. Pretty black-brown with long-lasting off white cream. Very malty, sweeter aroma. Good malty roast, solid bitter backing. Really nice example of style, on sweet side.

3.8
jgb9348 (6648) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2016
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a nice, four centimetre tall rich brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, fragrant piney hops, a bit of caramel and some nice resinous notes. Medium-bodied; Assertive hoppy flavour at first with a big bite of alcohol, some more subdued sweetness and a nice fresh rsoasted malt flavour. Aftertaste is rich and very well-rounded with a good balance of roasted malt and hops - nice! Overall, a very good Black IPA with a good balance throughout and still showing a bunch of fresh hops throughout. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Manassas, Virginia on 28-March-2015 for US$4,99 sampled at home in Washington on 10-April-2016.

3.6
kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Deep brown with a thin cream head. Tropical and pine aromas. Good hop flavor and bitterness with a light roast flavor. Mild hop flavor in the finish.

3.5
mR_fr0g (14241) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell 10/9/2015. Many thanks to Leighton for the BIPA tick. Clear mahogany reddy brown coloured pour with a loose light tan head. Aroma is toasted pine needle hops, coconut and nutty roasted grains, little hot alcohol. Flavour is composed of bitter black roasted grains, bitter coffee, solvent, light spicy pine needle, woody. Palate is medium full bodied with highish carbonation. Lingering bitter roast.

3.2
jbruner (5620) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with bubbly tan head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of astringent roasted malts and a hint of piney hops. Taste is pretty much all the malt, hops are lost to me. Not the best balanced. and the malt is too bitter.


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