mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Doofgoblin for this one (never imagined Iíd write those words.) It is really black. Nice belgian lace left by the tan head. Iím not getting as much hop aroma as Iíd like. But, there are some pleasing smells- a fruity kind of chocolate note. The hops play nicely with the dark malt flavors and then combine for an assertively dry finish. I could drink this every day.
kyzr (1357) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark cola pour with decent brown head. Nose is roasted malt and grassy hops. Flavor is much the same, with a herb finish. (Old notes)
lownote (512) - Austin, Alabama, USA - APR 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light roasted aroma. Pours black with with a tan tiny head. Taste is a pretty generic hop flavor. Thick mouth and light carb. Not very interesting.
slowrunner77 (9922) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
acheives a nice complexity of chocolate and roasted malts and a healthy dose of citrus in the nose and flavor. light, but more bitter in the aftertaste than expected. a sessionable, but flavorful black ipa...and better IMO than their double black ipa that was more for one bottle than this one was for a six-pack
lb4lb (2584) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light black. Smell is hoppy roast cardboard malt. Overly sweet. Taste is a bit better. More balanced. Slightly cardboardy. Good I hate this style
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a large off-white head. Nose is chocolate and grassy hops. Also some coffee.
harrymel (1551) - 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 - itís 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 AKís beers and Iím happy to have this in the spring lineup. Iíd drink this all night - easy and smooth.
Serving type: bottle
want1DIPA (227) - - 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 (7021) - 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 (6722) - 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 (712) - 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.