deyholla (5873) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2010 Can. Pours a very dark brown with a gray brown head that lasts throughout and laces just a bit. Aroma has a good amount of dark malts a bit of backing pine and woodsy notes. Flavor begins with dark grains but the hops really grow to leave a bitter pine finish.
ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nondescript aroma; just alcohol and some sweetness. Dark reddish brown with a tan head. Sheet lace. Much darker than your typical ipa, hence the name. Hops evident. Alcohol subdued. Nice and pleasant if nothing spectacular. A little thin but at least as good as I’d hoped.
Phil (175) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
whether there is such a thing as a Black IPA, for a "non-style" it’s damn lovely stuff. My go to when I am in the 21a. I really enjoyed this. Dark lager to look at, IPA body, with hops of a brassy american IPA! Great work Jesse!
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark cola pour with a white head. Aroma of nut and roasted malts. Taste is creamy flat, mild hop profile, and some slight fruit character. Really good stuff.
BrewDad (4601) - Olympia, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint – Eastside Club Tavern – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Nice IPA hops aroma with a good dark malt aroma backing.
Appearance – Dark Brown in color, Clear with a light head.
Flavor – This was a great IPA flavor with a nice dark malt flavoring to boot.
Palate – Dry IPA finish with a nice Mouthfeel.
Overall – A great beer this is the new trend to have some Dark IPA’s they are great and good for the dark beer drinkers.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum: Ruby pour with a deep brown hue and a nice lacing tan head. Clean rich chocolaty background in the aroma with a ton of resiny Northwest hops (Chinook?). Creamy body. Substantial and balanced. Mildly chocolaty with smooth firm malts and a balancing resiny/piny chewy hop presence. A nice BIPA.
nimbleprop (4160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a growler at Big Z beverage. Pours a translucent black with a soft, lacing white head. If you didn’t know what this was, the appearance says porter. The aroma on the other hand, says IPA loud and clear: tropical fruits, pine, citrus zest. Flavor is sweet and bitter, doughy, bready, grapefruit, lemons, oranges, a little resiny. Finish is sweet and bitter. Nice combination.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Rattle n Hum, NYC. Deep brown to black body. Creamy tan head, slowly diminishing. Nice, full aroma of of roasty malts and hops. Notes of citrus, pine, flowers, toffee, toasted grain and cocoa. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, smooth texture, lively carbonation. Reminds me of Dogfish Head Indian Brown, only hoppier. Nice interplay of dark malts and hops. And interesting. Well done.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at rnh, reminds me alot of inequity from the boys at southern tier. Rich hop forground.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
32 oz growler from Big Z’s in Huntington. Dark brown, porter-like appearance. A small lasting off white/tan head. Aroma of alot of citrus - some tropical fruit and pine, with light touches of dark crystal malt, maybe a touch of chocolate. Taste is hoppy but has some caramel, and very light touches of a roasted grain coming through. Hops mostly have grapefruit, light tropical fruit, and moderately piney. Bitterness is moderate for the style. Body is medium, the texture is good.