troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with thick off beige head. Lots of lacing. Lightly hopped aroma with a fresh bread note. Flavour not at all like a porter, an ipa, not overly bitter with some roast. Some citrus in the finish. A worthy black IPA
Blairgus (2195) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
20 feb 2012, bottle. really dark brown/ruby w/ thick head. wet wheat bread, alcohol, slightly meaty malt. nice nose. med body and fizzy. dark chocolate bitterness, burnt toast, with very bitter grassy hop finish. this has big stout flavor with big hop finish and itís pretty fizzy. i think this is a really good black ipa, though iím not a huge black ipa fan.
cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Near black in color with a medium sized head. Good retention and lacing. Sweet caramel, light roast, and substantial earth and piney notes. Medium sweet attack followed a syrupy texture then a bitter, lightly roasty finish.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of GhostFace. Pours a near pitch black color witha medium sized tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, nutty notes and muted hops. The taste is bitter citrus and pine hops with a faint roasty finish. Medium bodied. A bit off balance but not bad.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish amber color with a foamy tan head. Strong hoppy aroma with a hint of caramel. The flavor is piney and dry with a light roasted malt presence.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown pour, fluffy, lasting tan head. spruce and citrus aroma, some floral notes. Mellow, balanced roadtiness with a touch of acidic coffee. Finishes crisp and lightly bitter with herbal and floral notes along with sprucey resin. Nicely balanced and less poweful than most black IPAsIíve had. Light and tasty.
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark dark brown. Little to no off white head. Roasty, with some maple, cocoa, burnt sugar, a little bit of hops come through. Initial taste is bitter from the roasted grains, slight punch from the alcohol and hops and bitter towards the end with an oily mouthfeel. Itís an ok beer, seems kinda one dimensional.
PGHbeer77 (556) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A strong ipa on all accounts. Sweet citrus scent. Appearance is similar to coca cola. The palate moves from creamy to a crisp finish. And the taste is straight sweet citrus with a bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy by stoneagerad
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Nice hops and malt roast aroma. Flavor was thick with hops and chocolate/roast malt. Very tasty Black IPA.
Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours very dark, some redness at the bottom. Light thin white head, not much lacing, good retention. Very strong aroma of hops and grain, well balanced leaning towards the hops. Not overly hoppy but noticeable, finishes with a strong grain note, semi-burnt taste. Bold body, medium carbonation towards the end (tip o tongue), slightly sticky.