bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can (thanks beerchugger!) pours black as light passes through my glass I notice a red tint. 1/2" head that tapers to just a slight ring. Very rich malty smell, caramel, chocolate a hint of coffee with a good amount citrus hop aroma.Tase: Full of nice chocolate, caramel, roasty malts a very nice hop kick at the end. At the beginning of the finish I pick a woody note then a touch of alcohol then an awesome blast of hops that hangs in the mouth. I really like this one!
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark almost black with ruby tints. helthy sized head. citrusy hops in the nose. sweet hoppy notes with some citrus thrown in. lighter on the malts than some of the black ipa’s i’ve had but probably one of the better ones. solid beer.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Black with some reddish highlight around the edges when held to light. Thick sticky brown head. Aroma of rich dark malt and a hint of brown sugar. Flavour starts like a thick stout that has been dry hopped with the hops compeletely overpowered by the malt. As you drink a nice hoppiness builds on the tongue. Maybe the blackest maltiest Black IPA I have tried. Tasty with a strong coffee taste.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Rating #306. Chocolate roast aroma and just a bit of wet cardboard. Very dark brown pour with a nice tan head that left very little lacing. Roast bitterness and hops that stick to the tongue, but it doesn’t linger for too long with a nice clean aftertaste. (1497)
andyhwcinc (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Bierkraft in Brooklyn, NY; enjoyed on a good friends rooftop overlooking the NYC skyline on a warm March evening. Appearance like a stout, pure black with a prominent white head. Aroma dominated by hops, also a bit of creaminess. Taste is mostly hoppy like a traditional IPA but with a touch of roasted malt thrown in, crisp while still retaining a smoothness to it. Pretty good stuff.
radagast83 (7301) - Alexandria, 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 (1498) - 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 (493) - 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 (566) - 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 (6942) - 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.