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Brewed By: Stone Brewing Company (Sapporo Breweries)

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Number of Ratings: 3278

Style: American Strong Ale

Brewed In: 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029, USA

ABV: 8.70%

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Tasting Notes

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Higgsyboy profile pictureHiggsyboy - May 3, 2014
Good. Not overwhelming, nor overpowering. Not terribly hoppy, nor floral. Chocolate tones are subtle, as are all other tones. For its reputation, it's tough to say that it lives to the hype. But, for every point you cannot add to it, you cannot remove one either. That's balance.
gmagcolorado profile picturegmagcolorado - April 20, 2014
A great example of black IPA. Complex flavor, moderate hops. BIPA isn't my go-to style, but some of the reviewers just don't know what it is - not a light lager.
mopedimus profile picturemopedimus - April 19, 2014
Moderately hoppy for IPA, dark color, clean satisfying finish.
nsinfamous profile picturensinfamous - April 10, 2014
Roasty smooth hops
vbarat profile picturevbarat - April 9, 2014
Great beer. Rich, thick, right amount of bitterness with a smooth sweet lasting finish profile - March 29, 2014
moderately hopped, minimal floral tones; heavy malt, caramel, and chocolate, and coffee backbone, but overall well-balanced and drinkable, though not my favorite IPA
brady502 profile picturebrady502 - March 23, 2014
Bottle and draft. Excellent black IPA. Great balance of hop and dark malts. Aftertaste doesn't linger too long. My go-to black IPA.
BZintheHizzy profile pictureBZintheHizzy - March 2, 2014
A version of Guinness with an IPA kick
Wild Bill profile pictureWild Bill - February 20, 2014
Very good, not great. Hint of grapefruit taste, slightly too sweet for me
bears1985 profile picturebears1985 - February 1, 2014
Dark nice hoppy aroma and taste coffee with slight malty back notes strong on hopps but not too bitter
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