Dogbrick (10019) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2010 Sample from a can at the blind IPA tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits. The beer pours a dark brown-black with a medium foamy beige head that dissipates steadily. Sticky rings of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Medium body with a moderately hoppy and roasty character, plus notes of earthy malt and citrus. The finish is hoppy with a lingering roasted malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark almost completely opaque black with a thick light beige head. Has good hop a roasted malt aroma. Taste has a hoppy beginning with a deep roasted almost oaky roast finish. Leaves a charred aftertaste on the tongue. Nice easy drinking Black IPA. Another good session offering from 21st Amendment.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
can. pours dark brown/black color nice thick tan head. aroma: smoke, little citrus and floral notes. taste: roasted malts, great bitterness from the hops that are awesome cause they sneak up on you, sweetness, and some big citrus flavor with nice dry finish. surprisingly awesome brew
dlovell2 (1373) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with tan head. Grapefruit aroma with hints of smoke. Grapefruit flavors with sweet malt and smoke notes. Bitter finish but not a lingering bitterness. Very nice beer.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light frothy head on the pour. An inch of head and is staying around very nicely. Great lacing on the glass. I smell lots of bread notes, hops mixing in here and there. Lemon/citrus notes in the aroma. Very dark just shy of pitch black. Medium bodied beer I would have to say. Mouth feel is excellent, very smooth on the palate. Fantastic black IPA, try this one!
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can served in an English pint. This one says 6.5% abv. on the newly canned brew. Pours almost black in color with a huge tan head. Good retention and Alien blood splattered lacing. Head aroma is cocoa, but moves to grassy hops and roastiness as the liquid appears. Light bitter, light sweet flavor. Medium body, good carbonation, thin-oily texture, and a long roasty, moderately bitter finish. Neither too sweet nor too heavy nor nor too bitter. A session CDA.
bvc (1196) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz can, fresh. Pours a super dark brown, basically black, with khaki head and spotty lacing. Slightly sweet cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla and a hint of wet grass. Pure metallic...some hints of roasted malt...try another sip...man this is not good. Too much metal twang for me.
dankman (254) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 Pours black with a thin head and little lacing. I notice some citrusy hops (slight cat piss, I notice this a lot with black IPA’s) on the nose with some roasted malt, not overwhelming but not bad, clean. Hop forward flavor that isn’t overwhelming, the body seems a bit light, pretty refreshing in 95 degree heat. Finishes pretty clean but I do notice a bit of cat piss lingering. It’s pretty enjoyable with a hot pastrami with swiss, yellow mustard and, cole slaw on rye.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured rather dark with about two fingers of very light and fluffy foam. The aroma has some roasted malts and some nuts as well. Taste has a slightly muted profile of tangy hops, with a bit of citrus on the aftertate. The coffee and toffee is present from the darker malts. The darker malts keep this from being too hoppy, and balance it out quite well. The soft foam make this very enjoyable to sip on as well.
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear dark brown pour, tons of carbonation and an aroma of roasted malt and a little hops. Flavor is also dry toasted malts, some smoke, dry hops, and finished with a slightly metallic aftertaste. Not too bad, but I probably wouldn’t buy it again at $11/6 pack.