riversideAK (6049) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some floral inky hop notes along w a grwat deal of dark roast chocolate. Seemed almost like a ligjt imperial stout. Black pour tan head. Flavors of dark roast moderate dark malt sweetness herbal floral hops in moderation and more dry dark roast. Medium body like a light imperial stout. Interesting take on black ipa.
dagimp (936) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bomber onto an oversized wine glass. Pours a moderately dark black with frothy white head. Mix of grassy hops and dry clay malt. Mouthfeel is pretty light and dry. Very porter-like. Taste is mainly light/mild pine hops mixed with kiln dried dark malt. The tast is very well balanced and extremely subdued. Not what I'm looking for in a black IPA. This is very much a well hopped porter. Decent but I wouldn't recommend.
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Macegan75 (809) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle I drank myself sitting out side in the driveway as my 4 year old son Jack sleept in the car. Pours very dark brown to black. nose is unmalted barley, anise & cocoa. first sip is similar with tons of anise which dominates the citrus hop or Iwoould have probably liked this beer more. finish is slightly bitter orange peal and burnt sugar. not bad.
Thisis12ptfont (1094) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faint roast aroma of cocoa nibs. Black with no foam. Nice coffee overtones with some roasted caramel, espresso and chocolate notes. Subtle hop bitterness on the finish. Overall, a tad disappointing but still flavorful and drinkable. Pretty basic roast/rich flavors with subtle hops. I’d give this a B rating.
Zymurgeist2 (1695) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Amazing citrus jumps out of the glass. Black with brown highlights and a deep tan head that laces nicely. Flavor is all grapefruit, orange with a great bitter backing.
Pith (160) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours opaque brown-black with latte foam head. Aroma grass hops and little bit floral. Can smell some malt. Taste super floral start then a brief sojourn into caramel malts but is quickly overwhelmed by floral and grass tacky tacky hops that completely dries out your mouth. A bam of a beer. Not very drinkable because so strong taste it knocks out tastebuds.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a deep brown color with a small sized tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, floral hops, and some citrus. Tastes of chocolate, citrus, caramel, and pine.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with thick fluffy tan head and lacing. Nose of fresh piney hops, roasted and chocolate malts. Some hop bitterness but well balanced with sweet and roasted malt. Pretty decent black IPA.
bytemesis (6297) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 Bottle. Pours clear dark ruby black with a medium creamy brown head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy - grapefruit, touch of pine and some underlying coffee. Flavor is definitely IPA - citrus hoppy with underlying roasted malts, perhaps molasses. Lightly sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel. Quite nice, I just wish it was a tad bit roastier.
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a deep dark mahogany with a thin white head. Malts hit first in the nose followed by sweet hops. The malt starts strong like the nose but the hops finish this with some sweet notes I get a hint of licorice but the malt lifngers long and deep through the finish. Full bodied and complex yet super drinkable.