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RATINGS: 120   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (3386) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Chocolate brown in color with a slight off-white head. Chocolate sweet, then roasty with some piney, dry hop character. Roasted aroma. A solid BIPA.


3.9
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a black color with an off white foamy head that dissipated at a mild pace. Light stringy lace. The aroma had some grapefruit pith, roasted dark malts, subtle coffee beans, dark chocolate, driftwood, earthy hops, and a light dose of piney/resin bitter hops. The flavor mildly blended the prior noted aromas fairly nice. Long yet sharp and roasty aftertaste. Sly roasty finish. The palate was medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, pretty nice black IPA that I could come back to if I could get it. Thanks Jason!

3.7
mr_h (5434) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2017
355ml can at home on 18 Mar 2017, from Drygate Bottle Shop, Glasgow, chocolate, toffee, pine, grapefruit aromas, near black with a lasting bubbly beige head, flavour as aroma, viscous, nicely balanced, long hoppy aftertaste.

3.4
jrodooo5 (1647) - 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
mabuzzer (814) - 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
wombat23 (1366) - 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
darbeer75 (887) - 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
rosenbergh (11532) - 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
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
JohnRMurdoch (4830) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Can @ Hippo Taproom. Almost black, reasonable head. Woody hop aroma. Coffee hop flavour and aftertaste. Good BIPA.

3.9
redders1974 (1406) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Big chocolate hit on this dairy milk mixed with tangy blackcurrant jam and fresh pines can at home


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