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Sanitas Black IPA - Sanitas Brewing Company

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Sanitas Black IPA
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BA SCORE
87
very good

23 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sanitas Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A dark India Pale Ale packed with dank, resinous hops. The addition of de-bittered black malt creates a captivating dark color while crystal malt adds caramel-like flavors. Our flagship Black IPA delivers a sharp uppercut of citrusy, piney hop character with a subtle roast note in the finish. This beer is brewed entirely with organic malts.

IBUs: 65

(Beer added by: Jason on 09-30-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by nicholsbrewing:
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nicholsbrewing

Colorado

3.84/5  rDev -2%

Poured from a can into standard pint glass.

A- Dark brown pour with red highlights when held to the light. Dark creme head. Brown porter in appearance but the body looks a little less full.

S- Coffee beans, chocolate, herbs, fresh spruce, slightly mineral. Hops and malts definitely present.

T- Bitter chocolate hits the palate first, followed by sweet citrus and pine needles. Slightly resinous with little booze present. Subtle but lingering roast in the finish.

M- Medium with a smooth finish and moderate carbonation.

O- This is a good representation of a tough style. I typically don't love black ipa's, but they did a nice job of having both roast and hop notes present without being a porter or an ipa. Will enjoy again.

Pro-tip: this would make a great winter sipper

11-18-2013 22:52:29 | More by nicholsbrewing
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Todd

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-10-2013 13:49:11 | More by Todd
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admiral

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4.43/5  rDev +13%

Awesome beer - full of flavour, rich and fruity.

aroma: strong fruity cocoa with vanilla and orange

taste: orange, pine, grapefruit, cocoa, dark chocolate, orange marmalade and peel with slight vanilla bean and a hint of tropical fruit. Similar to a strong fruit cocoa punch - delicious!

thoroughly enjoyed this beer!

05-26-2014 12:19:28 | More by admiral
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%

12oz can from a mixed sixer picked up in Boulder, didn't make it to the brewery. Black color, decent head, looks like a stout or dark porter. Aroma is mostly roasted malt with hints if citrus. Flavor is very much like a hoppy porter with the malts taking the forefront and a hoppy citrus flavor floating in the background. Overall, not a bad beer at all.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Colorado

3.89/5  rDev -0.8%

First review on BA. Just picked up a six pack of this recent canning from the new Sanitas Brewery at Hazel's in Boulder, CO. After having visited the brewery a few weeks back, I was prepped with the knowledge of this soon to be canned delight.

This dark and full-bodied IPA is hoppy (bitter), piney, and resinous (with a malty and brown ale undertone). Smooth and almost silky towards the end, this new and winter-ready brew will serve well this season.

10-16-2013 04:01:06 | More by mcflypie
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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

solid beer, better then their saison cans in many respects. this one pours a cocoa black from the can, a robust and creamy tan head, with coffee undertones, but it fades out real fast. the nose here is more malt than hops. so much roast and gnarly chocolate hops, it covers up the hops, all that comes through on the nose is bitterness. the flavor is better, all dark grain at first. chocolate and roasted barley, real dark and heavy, but with a light caramel sweetness before the pushing brutal hops kick in, all vegetal and summery and a little out of place among all the big malt. long bitter palate coating bitter finish, which stays forever on the palate. carbonation rocks, just enough and right for the style, but its weighted by the longest finish ever. good beer overall, not super drinkable, but better than the saison cans there. fin stuff, i need to get out there to sanitas.

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Appearance 4.25
Aroma 4.25
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Mouthfeel 4.50
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Pours pitch black with finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing is mild. Has a nice roasted, hoppy aroma. Coffee predominates the roasted aroma. Dark, roasted, malty taste up front, followed by a more hoppy, coffee finish. I know it is not a stout, but it does seem a little watered down, though. The coffee aftertaste is a strong and should be a little more malty. Overall, a very good beer. I am not sure what would make this a black IPA over a stout, though.

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Sanitas Black IPA from Sanitas Brewing Company
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