ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
After a long walk dragging the kids around in the wagon Iím hoping that this will serve refreshing and roasted.
Itís very dark brown in color, but you can see a slight cola-like thinness when viewed from above. The off-white head is weak, regardless of the pour. The aroma is pleasant, boasting bready caramel sweetness and practically no notes of roasted malts. Whew. So far so good.
In the mouth, however, the roasted bitterness is harsh. It completely masks any sweetness, but does allow some indistinguishable hop character to peek through. It almost seems as if thy used some highly acidic hops to counter balance the roast, creating a very bitter overall experience. Too bad. Some slightly green, plant-like hops come trough in the finish. Otherwise, it has a more or less uneventful flavor.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black, kinda more dark brown with amber notes, but nice enough looking. Head and lace were pretty good.
Aroma is slightly astringent, hoppy, some maltiness and roastiness.
Flavor is nice, itís pretty IPA-like. Thereís some roasty dark malt flavor, but itís light. Mostly you get a nice hoppiness, pretty up front but almost balanced.
Body is medium and well carbonated, quite drinkable.
Itís a nice brew, Iím glad I took the chance on a sixer. Iíve had other Alaskan brews before tho and itís a good brewery.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a slight red hue holding it up to the light. It starts out with a big pillowy white head that subsides to a thin cap of khaki suds. Leaves behind insane amounts of lacing.
Aroma: Faint citrusy hops and slight peppery roast.
Taste: Herbal and citrusy hop spice right up front. Medium roast coffee. Finishes with a pleasant bitter hop finish that lingers.
Mouthfeel: On the thin side of medium bodied. Juicy with modest carbonation.
Overall: While a little conservative for the ďdankĒ Black IPA that I enjoy, this was a tasty, well rounded hoppy beer.
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, dark brown with tan foam, aroma is roast and pine, flavor of chocolate, roasted nuts, just right bitterness, good beer
kidmartinek (4663) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, medium bodied with a real foamy, dense tan head. Bitter.hoppy aroma with a faint roasty malt background and a hint of cocoa. It smells good. The flavor is really well balanced and had a faint roasty chocolate malt flavor with a strong bitter bite. Its really good.
robforbes (2180) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a medium size foamy tan head, and very good lacing.
Smells of hops, black roasty malt, and a little pine.
Taste is bitter, malt, nice hoppy taste, pine, and a tad bit of citrus. Ends bitter.
ttoadee (1286) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/amber pour, off white head. Nose is fresh pine cones. Bitter. medium to full body. Chocolate malt with grapefruits and pine through the middle. Steady, bitter finish. Keeper.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dark red/brown with a tan top. Scent is pine and citrus. Roasted malt taste with pine and coffee.
Fatehunter (2240) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured almost a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is citrus with a note of roasted malt.
It has a solid flavor profile: lemon, grapefruit and slight roasted malt.
It has a crisp texture, a bit high on the carbonation.
A worthy and flavorful BIPA.
anders37 (23004) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a fruity malty roasted piney hoppy aroma. Fruity roasted malty hoppy piney flavor. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy licorice finish.