sitzds (291) - - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach poured into a nonic. Beer pours clear dark brown with a two-finger tan head that leaves rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasty malt, dank leafy hops, citrus peel, and light cocoa. Taste is initially sweet and roasty with cocoa and malt, then some citrus juice cuts through. Pine and herbal bitterness on the finish. Medium body, slightly sticky resin texture, medium-low carbonation, roasty, bitter, and mildly astringent finish.
Sammy (8631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very drinkable black ipa. Very dark brown with lace sheet. 99 IBU not felt through the roast, but still a solid beer.
Inbreak (2129) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 20.06.2013, tap @ Tørst:
Small creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, dark malts, hops, leafs, pine needles, tangerine, newly cut lawn, rubber, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly dry grassy, lots of hops, dark malts, pine needles, leafs, rubber, burnt caramel, newly cut lawn, citrus peel, hints of alcohol. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice.
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Torst. Pours black with off white head. Nose and taste of chocolate malt, resin, mocha, pine and light hops. Medium body. Smooth.
Godofthecellar (668) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice burnt wood color, smell of wood, light smokiness, with a rich hop character on the back end.
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Squid ink pour...one of the blackest black IPA’s I’ve encountered. Piney, resinous, citrusy with a mild roast. Still not as bright as others in the style.
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good black IPA at fathers office in LA. Just enough hops to be dangerous. Yum yum!
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. I really liked all the IPAs I tried from Beachwood, although the flavor profiles were very similar and it got a bit monotonous. Pours deep clear chestnut, medium tan head, great lacing. Aroma is light with notes of grapefruit, citrus, pine, roasted malts. Flavor is the same, very light roasty notes, light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, oily mouthfeel.
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan sheen. Kona bud, spicy hop, dark malt aromas. medium body. Nice hoppy pine, floral, dank hop flavors with a chocolate malty base --good
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes in my glass nearly black. Aroma hits with some serious weed up front, followed by a spicy hop character and some light cocoa and roasted malt. Flavor is hoppy but is well balanced by a great touch of dark malts. Really good for this style.