darb85 (132) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good ipa. Nutty nose a little sweet with woody bitter finish. Lingering grassy flavor
BOSSbrewer (2288) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Jack Mac’s in Dallas. Aroma is roasty and some pine. Pours dark brown to black. Flavor is roasty with some pine, and is very balanced and smooth. Bitterness is not overwhelming and fits well with the roastiness. Not a big fan of the style, but this one worked well.
ben4321 (4444) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014
Location: Draft at BRC, 4/1/14
Aroma: The nose is more roasty than hoppy, some caramel, and light pine notes
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a lighter brown head and some decent lace
Flavor: The flavor is medium sweet, with a good amount of roast, and a light hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a clean, roasty mouthfeel, and a mild dryness
I thought this example of a Black IPA was just a little bit light on the IPA part of the equation. Still, this is a nice beer.
Ferris (6759) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Roast malts and hops. Jet black with a rich white head. Roasty malts with a hop bitterness that dominates to the finish. Although not quite a marriage, it is a hand off from dark to IPA.
kevinator (1155) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice for the style. Roasted and toasted malts with a piney bitterness for the aromas. Dark brown color that looks like coffee. Heavier than average palate but not filling. Good carbonation. Strong roasted, woody, coffee and char flavors with a strong bitterness that is slightly muted by the strong character of the malts. Another good one.
travita (4304) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. The look is dark brownish with a light tan head. The smell is roast, malts, dust, and cocoa. The taste is hops, citrus, roast, and ok.
jkwalking05 (4116) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated at Big Texas Beer Fest, April 2013 - Deep brown in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of cocoa powder, roasted malts, and citrus. Taste is of citrus, pine, dank, earth.
ShawnC (76) - - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark dark dark with a stable creamy foam head. Nose is burnt caramel with some vanilla undertones. Mouthfeel is ok. A little thin but it is late in the beer drinking evening. Malty sweetness dominated but is cleaned away by a piney hop presence that finishes with a hint of spice.
---That dog will hunt!
Errl (1898) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap) Black pour and a tan head..Nose is hops, citrus, pine, honey, resin, sweetness..Taste is Hops, pine, citrus, roasty malts, plum, honey..Palate is light bitterness with pine
AndresTM (350) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pungent aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruits, grass, and floral hops, complemented by a faint roasted malt presence. The taste is pinier and spicier than the nose portends, with some pepper and overall a considerable bite. Very natural-tasting, very powerful. The malt character is more subdued than I had expected. Make no mistake, this is an IPA first and foremost—and a good one at that.