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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Black IPA transcends style. The idea is simple, but the flavor is complex. It is everything you want in a great IPA, but with a little bit of chocolate. The crisp, dry punch of hops leaves you wondering how this beer has such a balanced flavor. The secret is Midnight Wheat. Aromas of passion fruit, citrus, and pine cut their way through the dark malts to both titillate and challenge the senses. The dry finish and dark ebony color are distinctive characteristics for this winter seasonal and make for a smooth and approachable beer for the masses.
SPECS:

Availability: November-February
Starting Gravity: 17 degrees Plato
Ending Gravity: 4.3 degrees Plato
Malts: Two-Row, Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Midnight Wheat
Hops: Columbus, Citra, Eldorado,Simcoe, Amarillo
Yeast: Dry English Ale
Alcohol Content: 7.1%

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (883) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2013
12 oz can. Pours a clear, dark brown with reddish hues. Aroma is tangerine, pine, toffee. Flavor is pine, citrus, toffee, caramel, roasted grain. A nice Black IPA. Has the bitterness of the IPA, but a sweetness from the darker malts. Quite flavorful and easy on the palate.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1581) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Mild ipa where the chocolate mellows the hops! Pours nearly black w/ a foamy tan head & spotty lacing. The aroma is robust w/ hops & dark malt. The body is similar to a milk stout - creamy & almost soft w/ roasted malt notes. The hop presence is light & finishes a tad bitter. Alcohol is well hidden. Solid!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (683) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2016
12oz can from Drygate. Pours deep black with a thick tan head. Fruity aroma, blackcurrant and others. Complex flavour, fruit, coffee, vanilla, liquorice, chocolate. Excellent stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (1076) - Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Shared 12oz. can. Pours almost balck with a beige head. Aroma of citrus and hints of roasted malt. Taste is citrus, tropical fruit, roasted malt, hints of coffee and chocolate. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (754) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Aroma: fruity and dry; complex and quite nice; Appearance: pitch black with thin white head that dissipates fairly quickly; Taste: hoppy, faintly sweet, fairly complex; Palate: medium body with long, bitter finish; Overall: nice black IPA; would get again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (11132) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Draught at the Santa Fe Brewing Co, Santa Fe, NM.
Dark reddish brown color with a small tan head. Fruity hops, moderate bitterness and toasted malt in the aroma. Hops, moderate bitterness, dryness, sweet fruitiness and toasted malt in the flavor. Tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mmather (185) - Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Jet black, great thick head. slightly sweet aroma. flavor combines chocolate, caramel, with a slight bitterness. Incredibly balanced and easily one of my favorites. A great beer in a modest package. Love it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4608) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Can @ Hippo Taproom. Almost black, reasonable head. Woody hop aroma. Coffee hop flavour and aftertaste. Good BIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (1150) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Big chocolate hit on this dairy milk mixed with tangy blackcurrant jam and fresh pines can at home

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Can. Hazy brown body with ruby highlights. Medium beige head. Faint lacing. Aroma of liquorice, blueberries and dark chocolate. Flavour of plum, coffee and Black Jack sweets. Thin to medium body with a slick, oily mouthfeel. Light fizz. A lovely Black IPA - rich and fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23681) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
11th June 2016
Can. Opaque black - brown beer, decent pale tan head. Palate is airy, mildly dry and has surprisingly modest carbonation. Mellow but tangy dark malts, mild dark malt cream. Tangy ripe fruits, some prune. Mellow hop spice. Pine. Ripe fruit finish. Tasty if a little ripe.


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