BillKismet (3658) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown root beer body with a browned head. Piny, fruity, and minty hop aromas dominate. The body too is dominated by hop flavors, again a medley of pine, fruit punch, and mint. Far in the background is a backbone of ultra-smooth, debittered, roasty malt. Very wet on the palate. The finish is resinous, fruity, and smooth, subdued roastyness.
Marheb (3851) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(En fût à la brasserie Long Beach): Mentholé, pain grillé, agrumes encombrantes, chocolat noir et une abrasivité dérangeante à la longue.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at their place in Long Beach. Pours dark brown to black with a persistent, creamy off white head. Aroma is pine with some citrus. Flavor is really clean, not very bitter and none lingers. Really nice beer.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a bit of thick bubbly foam. Interesting nose. Light body with big taste. A different version of the style. I would like more hops but keep the magic malt recipe.
beerbaaron (1844) - Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Dark brown, near black. Beige head. Fairly strong bitterness. Moderate pine out front. Roast and cocoa play in the background only. Dry. Lighter medium body. Soft. Oily.
callmemickey (3989) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown-black body with a medium sized light tan head, spotty lacing. Roast, pine, light grapefruit and lemon, earthiness throughout. Medium bodied with moderate to lively carbonation, assertive bitterness, semi-dry throughout.
BeerFanDan17 (1043) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious IPA with dark roasted notes and full hoppiness. Pours a dark brown with a thick head... With legs!
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Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid! On tap. Dark dark brown with mahogany highlights and a thick tan head. Smell is citrus and pine hops backed by roasted malts. Taste has nice bitterness and American hop notes with a dark, chocolate-y background. Full-bodied and smooth with a pretty dry finish. Hops really come through but don’t overpower. Extremely well-balanced.
sitzds (318) - - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 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 (10320) - 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.