bookman10 (844) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, brownish-black with a good, mid-sized head that is pretty firm. Floral, hoppy aroma. Flavor of roasted malt with strong hop presence in the background. Some coffee and chocolate, as well as some citrus, with a rather bitter finish to the whole.
kyzr (1312) - 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 (456) - 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 (8994) - 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 (2582) - 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 (1181) - 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 - 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 (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 (6607) - 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 (690) - 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.