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Sanitas Black IPA | Sanitas Brewing Company

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Sanitas Black IPASanitas Black IPA
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
51 Ratings
Sanitas Black IPASanitas Black IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sanitas Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
sanitasbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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

Added by Jason on 09-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,942
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
51
pDev:
10.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by mcflypie:
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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Beaver13
2.74/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours brown with a big creamy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet roast cola malts with some floral piney fruit.

The flavor is sweet floral malts with a little fruit and a big bitter ashy roast finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, don't really care for the sweet floral ash.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of LotsofLupulin
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Mvp308
4.88/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great Beer, can be used in Black & Tans too!

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Photo of minterro
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

6-pack of cans bought at the brewing company.

A&S: Fizzy, but thick, light brown head with a hint of green. Cobweb like lacing on the glass, really pretty. Head doesn't retain very well. Deep opaque black colored beer, some bubbles around the glass, but not lively. What you would look for as far as aroma in a black IPA: hops more toward the front (piney and floral), but still a big presence of caramel malts and even hints of chocolate and earthiness.

T&M: Very piney, dank hops upfront. Not as much caramel as the aroma, almost more smokey. Carbonation is a little on the flat side, however the body fits well with the beer (higher side of medium).

Overall: I like this beer and I like the brewery. They seem to know what they are doing and I look forward to trying more of their brews in the future.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholsbrewing
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of marcespo
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KeeganRohovich
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Sixpoint
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SamN
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tlloyd417
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T-34-85
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moose90
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jordanian2
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of habaceeba
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cpetrone84
2.7/5  rDev -29.9%

Pour is dark brown almost black with a good bit of creamy tight tan head and a decent lacing. Nose is fairly aggressive roasted malt and some light rich malt chocolaty aromas. Hops are faint and add a small hint of herbal grassy edge. Taste is heavily roasted, almost acrid, metallic twang, virtually no hop flavor other than a bitter grassy finish. A bit watery up front, thin feel, a bit messy.

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Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with a modest bubble show; a decent looking tan head forms, sticks somewhat and sheds some lacing

Smell: Black bread, chocolate and piney tones

Taste: Very roasty, up front, with black bread and chocolate; piney hops build in the middle, with a touch of orange peel; quite bitter through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not a bad ABA but, from my perspective it is a bit over-roasted and a bit too bitter

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Sanitas Black IPA from Sanitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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