That1Guy (1806) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber split with TheRon. Pours black with a bit of red coming through in the light, with a tan, sticky head. Just looks appealing. Aroma of big linalool, with more citrus fruits coming through, plus a bit of roast, but mostly showcasing citrus hops. Flavor has some earthy roast, but is still incredibly citrus hop forward. Finishes with a dry, alcohol bite to it.
adnielsen (7595) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Ben and Greg’s apartment. Pours a bit hazy brown appearance with a brown head. A bit spicy, slightly piney, herbal hoopy, roasty aroma. A bit minty, piney, somewhat bitter, chocolate flavor. A little disappointment.
GT2 (7108) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL Pours deep cola to black with massive, tight bubbled lighter tan head. Awesome retention, huge lacing. Nose holds cocoa powder, grilled mango, dark chocolate cake. Taste is denser, nicely bitter, lactic dark chocolate, mild pine. Slight soap and tanginess in the finish. Thicker mouthfeel as it warms.
Zeswaft (1316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another example of an excellent black ipa. That being said i dont care enough to describe it detail.
skmikeg (621) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost pitch black with some brown hues on the edges, with a two finger tan head which fades to nice lacing. Aroma is of cirus, pine, sweet malts, coco, and some coffee. Taste citrus, pine up front, with nice coco, coffee, and roasted malts in the back end. Has a medium full body with a creamy mouth and a slighty dry, moderately bitter, roasty finish. Overall, a tasty, pretty drinkable black IPA.
drjay44 (2351) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium light beige well retained head, with extensive lacing, over a clear dark brown (SRM 30) body......nose is pine, resin, chocolate, light cocoa, touches of toffee/caramel....taste is pine, resin, citrus peel, barest hints of coffee,cocoa, light chocolate, finishing with a moderate hop grassy bitterness....mouth feel thick and creamy, alcohol hidden, carbonation low but adds light acid. This is typical example of the style. It is nicely balanced, has excellent complexity in both aroma and flavor, and is clean in its finish. BJCP 8/3/16/5/8
dhunter151 (402) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a tan head. Pine, roasted malt, coffee. Very nice. One of the better Black IPAs I've had.
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high_on_hops (470) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has an aroma of piney hops, sweet malts, with some toast and coffee. The flavor is pine and grass hops up front with a coffee and chocolate malt middle and balanced aftertaste.
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Emeister84 (636) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of pine resin, Apple Jacks, subtle flora, and subtle citrus fruit. Black with a small, fully lasting, khaki head. Dry, roasty, bitter, and savory, with flavors of earthy coffee, black licorice, and mild purple grapes. Medium bodied, mouth-coating, sticky, well carbonated, and finishes with bitter hops, and dry, roasty malt flavors.
zickbeer_ye (186) - Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dry piney hop scents some malt and slight grapiness. Nice off white head with Blackish body with dark red hue up top.malty black coffee flavors that lead to a sudden dry creamyness and slight spice and heat at the end. Smooth dry creamy on the palate. Izzick