BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - APR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good black IPA. Looks as good as it tastes. Getting ready to enjoy another one soon.
ineedbeer (1765) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 oz can with a best by date of 11/10/2016.
Aroma is fairly malt forward with quite a bit of chocolate and roast. Moderate pine resin and woody hop notes. A light citrus note.
Pours dark brown, but not quite black with a medium sized, moderately thick, dark tan head that recedes steadily to the edges where it lingers for a bit. Meidum lacing and no legs.
Flavor is slightly sweet with moderately strong roast notes, toasted bread, and hints of chocolate. A dry finish with high bitterness. Moderate woody and pine resin hop notes.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright beer but I’m not a fan of the black IPAs. The malt profile dominates and the only hop character is bitterness and wood - all of my least favorite things in IPAs.
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aluminum can: Poured a medium brown liquid and was topped with a gentle film of foam. Aroma is subtle with a minor perfume of hops that have faded away with time. Nose also picks up notes of sweet syrupy malts that might have a chance of roast but that too has faded. The drink is well balanced between the hops and the malts and despite the shelf life one month past its expiration, the beer still taste good. It does have a bit of sour milk or bitter citrus peel but minimal and is really only noticed in the finish.
emartell (344) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUL 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En cuanto al aroma, Maltas tostadas en primera instancia y algo de notas citricas posteriormente.
De color obscuro con notas rubies a contra luz, cuerpi medio, buena corona de espuma con retención media.
En boca maltas tostadas, amargor medio y buen equilibrio.
Al paladar es una cerveza agradable y que se toma con suma facilidad, sin embargo me quedó a deber en cuanto al estilo. En mi opinión las notas a lupulo son muy tenues, y son las maltas tostadas las que destacan. Le falta complejidad.
En resumen es una buena cerveza, pero no tan apegada al estilo en mi opinión.
markextrae (3703) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample from can, poured a deep brown colour with a mocha coloured head. nose is roasted coffee, toasted malts, citrus notes, slight resinous pine needles, licorice, pretty hop bitter aftertaste. not really a classic black ipa imo.
BierMeHoos (557) - Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: 12 ounce can, from mixed six-pack.
Appearance: Looks a lot like coffee. Even the head has a creamy, bone-like tone to it.
Aroma: sweet and piney hops with notes of roasted malts.
Taste: First piney, then malty, then piney again, and a final wash of cocoa malts. A fair bit of cocoa powder, toast malts, lactose, and oatmeal accompany the piney body.
Palate: Medium bodied, yet still crisp and refreshing. Moderate carbonation props it up and finishes on a semi-dry parch.
Overall: I thought the balance of flavors that were helped from the mouthfeel really made this a good ale.
ciocanelu (1134) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has some grassy hops and roasted malt but I doesn’t go into stout territory. Taste is quite good and really balanced. There are grassy/resiny hops but also a good amount of roasted malt. There is a nice bitterness on the finish, roasty but also hoppy. Light to medium body with medium to low carbonation. Overall it’s a quite good BIPA.
SanfordBrewer (1478) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2016
2.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
translucent brown with thin white head. medium body with moderately high carbonation.
aroma: rich chocolate roast, crystal malt, carob, licorice, piney fruity hops.
taste: sour upfront, nice hoppy middle, ashy burnt vegetable in swallow, hop bitterness in finish..
smells great, tasted not so great. lacks hop aroma and flavor, not that it’s not there, but that it’s muddled in with the roasted character and gets lost.
bigericsports (55) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can, poured into a pint glass. Dark reddish brown, with a nice tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, pine, coffee, light licorice, black currants, grapefruit / citrus. Some citrus comes through in the taste. Well balanced black IPA. Would recommend to friends.
Dacrza (835) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE: June 3, 2016... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: Relaxing after a nice coach pitch win....pours a powerful three-finger brown head that is creamy, rocky, foamlike lacing... the black body akin to cola... aroma has the strength of punchy citrus--lemon, watermelon--with the malt-forward spiciness, especially pepper and toasted bread.... the palate is warming, slightly crunchy, dry at the finish, and nicely textured for a beer at 6.8% ABV... medium-bodied and, as the write-up suggests, quite mellow.... the flavor is malty, spicy and hoppy in balance... enough citrus exists to evoke an IPA, while the low end bakes nicely in the taste buds... another quality offering from 21st Amendment, and a beer that dangerously entices the drinker to session...
Nocturne (1773) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark reddish brown. Hoppy aroma. Floral, grassy, minty. Taste is sticky date, cherry and fig, cola, baking bread. Nice bitterness. Feels more of a hoppy brown than black IPA but good stuff regardless.