radagast83 (6962) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Aroma hoppy, malty goodness. Flavor is a nice dark malt flavor, hoppy. A good beer in a can!
bth122 (1455) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, poured a very dark brown wiith a full head. Aroma of roasted malts with some grassy hops. Taste is med bitter and lite sweet. Med body. Creamy texture, ave carb. Nice touch on the ipa. Hops taste a little to earthy to me, or it seems like that when u the toasty floavored malts. But a neat beer to try. Nice creamy texture was a plus.
gpekar (486) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear dark mahogany brown with a tall foamy light brown head. There were nice orange highlights in the beer as light passed through the glass. The aroma was mild with some chocolate malt and light grapefruit. There was a good grapefruit hops flavor mixed with a bit of a chocolate malt flavor. It was a bit on the dry side and had a little of a metalic taste ( I wonder if this was can releated). The hops remains into the finish and turns slightly more bitter. The head left a good amount of thick lacing throughout the glass.
rollinsr (548) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - FEB 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Took me a couple of cans to formulate my opinion on this beer and I have decided that this IPA should definitely poured into a glass before enjoying. I tried it out of the can at first and the bitter hop character just seemed to clash with the dark roasted malt flavors. In the glass the flavors seem to compliment each other much better to create a good APA with some nice dark roasted malt character.
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can from Zipp’s Liquors (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a near opaque black, dark with a brownish bottom and edges that show some good light. A frothy offwhite head is decent sized, with a frothy ringed head laces ok. Aromas are Black IPA by the book: blasts of citrusy grapefruit and floral hops, roasty black malts, cocoa, creamy sweetness, roast and a touch of coffee. Toffee, toast, and biscuits. The hops are fairly strong, florals and citrus with some light resinous pine. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a touch morw woith big florals and citrus, a hefty dose of grass, grapefruit, lemon. Bigger roasty and cocoa malts battle, dark and toasty, roast, some coffee, creamy silky mouthfeel, with some resinous pine, roasty malts. A good hopping, good mouthfeel, a solid tasty brew with some sweetness, great mouthfeel. I’m a sucker for these highly hopped porter "Black IPA" dealies. Finish is roasty, hoppy and dry. Some mellow cocoa and toffee sweetness. Quite nice.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour with a big, fluffy light tan head. Aroma is light grapefruit and lemon with a little roast character. Taste is a bland mush of herbal citrus flavors and toasty malts. Slick medium body a little lacking in carbonation. Maybe this is an old can? Barely any bitterness at all, and a slight metallic twang in the finish. Disappointing.
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of piney and citrus hops, not much roast malt like I get in a lot of BIPA’s. Taste is very very interesting, herbal, tea-like, dark fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. Not sure if I’m a fan of this one. Tastes like a raspberry flavor tea or something.
lamas (1536) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. I could’ve sworn I’d rated this one before. A blackish pour with a HUGE and creamy beige head that leaves chunks of lacing behind. An aroma of resiny pine, grapefruits, lemons, and a hint of biscuity maltiness. A thin to medium body. The taste starts with some biscuity maltiness, a bit of caramel, and a little cocoa. Some grapefruits, oranges, and rinds at the end. A BIG sour lemony finish.
Bov (11698) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson and Chris Butler; canned - almost black colour with a long lasting beige foam; a fair hoppy aroma with notes of green tea, yeast and blackberries; medium to full malt body and fairly bitter, aftertaste of licorice and green tea again
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with slightly translucent edges. Slight bitter hops in the aroma, light coffee tones to it as well. The bitter coffee is on the forefront of the palate. Leads into a rich full bodied beer that ends dry and a little bitter. The finish is short.