Hanuta06 (321) - Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: from tap at Rockfish Grill. (The version I had was from a cask.)
Aroma: none detected.
Appearance: almost no head. It was off-white and quickly disappeared. Fair lacing. Hazy, dark-red/light brown body.
Taste: moderately bitter, hoppy, initial flavor and lightly bitter finish. Long duration.
Palate: medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation.
Overall: nice hoppy flavor without being too bitter. Good beer.
michaelinwa (590) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Rockfish Grill and Anacortes Brewery. Cool looking murky, yeasty, copper color fresh out of the cask. Thick, sticky head with dense small bubbles; love the way this thing looks. Aroma is big, fresh, floral hops; surprised how well the got that. Flavor is moderate hop bitterness with some good malt back this up. Does seem just a bit flat in the middle especially for a pretty strong brew, but very enjoyable. Finishes nicely bitter with good floral notes shining through. Seems like the brewer does IPAs much better than they do lagers. This was good even though I was wanting there to be a bit more to it.
Sammer (1031) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Taste is citrus, malt, grain and hops. Lightly bitter finish. Not bad.
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Copper-brown, thin head. Looks pretty good but meager aroma and body. Malt should be stronger I think. Grows more bitter, but still unbalanced. Tasty enough
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint @ Rockfish. The only thing dark about this beer is the color. Essentially an IPA. A good IPA, but just an IPA.
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with tan foamage. Nice hoppy pine sap, floral aromas with dry black malt. Medium bodied with average co2. Big hoppy bitter pine sap, grapefruit flavors with dusty black malt, semi sweet chocolate to balance--very good Black IPA
highibus (721) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep murky brown. Hunt of hops amd complex malt. Flavor is well balanced but not sweet. Nice hops on the finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6861) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub/restaurant pouring up hazy dirty brown-ish copper with off white head. The aroma is pretty full with sweet malts suffering under the oppressive weight of pine and grapefruit hops. The taste is big bold pine resiny hops that I’m forced to chew to get down. There’s also a robust note or two of semi sweet grapefruit hop flavor providing a pleasing balance to the bitter pine hoppiness. I get some drying into the finish that pulls toward a sense of roasted malts feebly coming to the surface. This is hoppy goodness.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Brouwer’s; for starters, it’s not that dark but more of a clear, dark amber with foamy white head; I’m digging the nose with some fruity hops and light resins; drinks with a soft texture and smooth body; nicely hopped with minimal roast; dry and bitter finish; on the light side for an imperial, but decent overall
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Darkside IPA
Date: September 05, 2009
Appearance: hazy burnt orange, wispy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet caramel malt aroma, citrus and earthy hops
Flavor: sweet dark caramel malt flavor, lots of earthy hops, touch of citrus, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Name: Darkside IPA
Date: September 05, 2009
Words: cascade dry hop
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with lots of citrus hops
Flavor: sweet grapefruit flavor, dark caramel sweetness, touch of biter grapefruit rind, light bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4