Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
shared at the tampa crew tasting 2-9-2011. lively carb, rather bitter, grape peels, dull roasted malt. okay.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Dark ruby with a small tan head. Aroma is excellent: sweet roasted malt, dark fruit, a surprising hop twang (but not, I suppose, for an IPA). Flavor is all over the place and not quite satisfying: sweet high end, thin body, not much roasted malt, odd sour note, somewhat bitter finish. Maybe I just don’t get the whole black IPA thing -- or maybe this one doesn’t quite work.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
21st Amendment Brewery BACK in BLACK Black IPA--American IPA Brewed With Rich Dark Malts--2010 12 oz. MicroCan. 6.80% ABV. 65 IBU’s. (2.5 / 5.0) Cascadian Dark Ale. Thickish pour. Big dense thick tan head with mild lace. Dark ruby edged black color. Fruity herbal mild floral hop front. Minimal black malt toast notes. Mild sweet toasted dry textured slightly fruity roasted black cherry body. Dry mild hop spice end. Confused Brew!! Hops there but not. Dark malts taste fruity without roastiness. Easy to drink with clean crisp mild citrus hop end. Sampled 2/7/2011. 6-Pack purchased for $9.00 at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 7/29/2010.
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Canned. A huge amount of green tea in the nose- incredibly inviting and interesting. Blackberry throughout. Medium bodied. Lovely dark chocolate components. Sweetish. Reminiscence of green tea and dark chocolate in the finish- A huge amount of character- what a beer!
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark black with a four finger coffee head.
Aroma is some piney hops with a big cloyingly sweet malt jolt. Interesting.
Multiple tastes come through in phases. The malts overcome the hops with only a slight bitter sharp edge. Flavors resemble stout, brown ale, a low hop ipa, and even lager. Strange. The waves of flavor pass too quickly to hang on or enjoy them. Seems like it was brewed as a crap shoot beer. Throw a bunch of ingredients in and see how they interact.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Grumpy’s in Roseville. Pours a slightly murky and deep brown black with a tannish head. Nose is slightly citrusy and resiny hops and some rich roasty notes. Almost like there is chocolate malt in thise one. On taste, rich and creamy roast notes that are pretty well balanced by the fruity/citrusy hops. The roast kind of combats the other elements in the beer, but it is pretty decent overall. Pretty middle of the road and I wish it had a bit less sweetness and roast. Decent.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DArk brown pour with a lingering tan head. Aroma is a bit of coffee and roast. Citrus hops, bittersweet chocolate and roast. Slightly astringent finish
bobbo16 (22) - Copley, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice Black IPA. Malt, as expected, hides the hops diminishing the overall IPA feel but this is not a regular IPA. I enjoyed a couple over appetizers of all sorts and it held it own with them all.
bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Near black with pretty persisting beige head. Aromas of toffee, coffee, pine, cocoa, lemon peel, cheese. Flavors of toffee, coffee, pine, lemon peel, grapefruit, cocoa. Malt forward. Slightly sweet finish. Medium-full body with foamy mouthfeel and moderate-strong carbonation. Too malt forward for an IPA. Didn’t taste as brewery fresh as I thought it would be coming from the can. Maybe an oxidized, cheesy hop character in the background or something.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a super dark brown with a short lived tan head. Aroma lightly roasted malt and citrus hops. Flavor is nice and hoppy, with some citrus and nutty malt. Good stuff.