harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best by: 13APR12
I was excited to try this as I enjoyed the Black IPA from their Pilot Series last year. The beer is a nice black with red hues and a nice tan foam presence. Smells like a sweet porter mixed with grassy and resiny hops, maybe the slightest hint of peppery notes. The flavor follows through with a nice and complimentary style of east meets west kinda fusion. I dig the flavor profile in that neither the malts nor the hops dominate this one - it’s well balanced in a classy and appropriate fashion. The mouthfeel is relatively full with some fine and soft carbonation. I like the beer, I like many of AK’s beers and I’m happy to have this in the spring lineup. I’d drink this all night - easy and smooth.
Serving type: bottle
want1DIPA (195) - - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour a few months back. I tasted some hints of chocolate with a tad of spice. Very enjoyable. My first Alaskan.
swoopjones (5244) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. darker cola colored pour, medium to lighter body. flavor was light on the palate, mild roast & light bitterness. a beginner BIPA. ok , expected more from this brewery
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with tan head. Pine, floral, dry chocolate aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Dry black malt, dark chocolate flavors with some bitter pine hoppage; dry light ash finish--not bad
mbgrayson (487) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark, almost black, with a tan head. Aroma is hoppy, with notes of malt and coffee. Taste is largely of an IPA; lots of hops, with the malt and coffee in the background. Not bad, but not my favorite. Thumbs up.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle, at tasting on 18 November 2012. Thanks to Theydon_Bois for sharing. Dark reddish copper colour. Good herbal hop character on the nose. A little smoky edge in the flavour. On the sweet side with some caramel. A bit cloying for my palate.
dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I find it to be the perfect IPA. Not too high in IBUs and not too hoppy. There is the great flavor of Alaskan without it being too bitter.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
baraciisch (1505) - USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black with frothy thin tan head.... Aroma of fresh herbal hops, roasted malts... Flavor is slightly thin, roasted malts, but not much complexity... Citrus hops on the palate... Decent black ipa
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very deep brown with a thick, beige, longer lasting head. Lots of citrus in the aroma, that being grapefruit. There is a good amount of pine, light chocolate, and some light fruity apple to go along with some slight tart. The taste is similar to the aroma. Grapefruit and pine. I’m not finding much chocolate, but instead I get some coffee. There is some sourness still as well, especially at the end. Aftertaste is grapefruit and that apple tart. It lasts awhile, and the pine seems to stick on your tongue. The body is medium to full. Texture is what I would call a balanced medium, with some sudsy carbonation. This is a good beer. For me its a somewhat cooler since it isn’t sold in my part of the world. If it was, I’d be a bit happier. This one is good. But in comparison for this style, I would choose others. I hold higher standards for Black IPAs.
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Color: Poured a brown color with a reddish tint. Aroma: Sour fruit/ Grapefruit. Flavor: Strong flavor, has an almost soy sauce element with a particularly bitter finish. A little too bitter for my taste.