varanid99 (412) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola-like pour with thin, quickly fading pale brown head. Slightly floral, slightly soapy aroma. Sweet, caramel, chocolate, a little aniseed, fairly strong bitterness. Interesting
hawthorne00 (2215) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Amber with a modest pale beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, toast, a hint of chocolate. Truly bittersweet - no separate sweetness and bitterness, but lingering grapefruit and pine after sticky breadcrust and a little chocolate depart. Chirpy and engaging.
ourkid (4) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sold to me as a Black IPA but I’m not sure it quite fits the category. It’s still a fine beer; dark coloured, hoppy background but not overpowering, fresh malt and a sharp tang. Creamy head but perhaps a little lacking in complexity and bitterness.
sblsimone85 (185) - USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Birra molto particolare e luppolata. Note mielose ,leggera e beverina. Corpo discreto.
---Rated BY Italianbeer85
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Fluffy beige head. Aroma. Herbs, flowers, soap, caramel, light citrus. Flavour. Flowers, soap, caramel, vague roast. Medium bodied. Ends flowery bitter.
Buongiorgio00 (538) - - JAN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un gusto veramente elegante, con il tostato e l’amaro perfettamente bilanciati che ne fanno un gioiellino tra le black ipa italiane. Risulta piacevole da bere e ad ogni gusto si apprezza la nota erbacea molto particolare del luppolo e l’impatto leggero del caffé.
McNeillR (871) - SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cola brown body, beige off white head. Sweet, buzzing hop nose. Floral gums. Initial taste is neatly hopped, fizzy and rich enough malt. Blindfolded it’s not a Black IPA at all, finish is resin and the lightest roast without being coffee. Linger is clean, more bitter and still fizzy.
Ragnampiza (181) - ITALY - DEC 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from Eataly Bari, served in a pint glass. Ruby red colour, pretty intense and clear looking, with an off white head which leave good lacing. I can see why it’s not called a Black IPA. Tired aroma herbal hops, burnt caramel, slightly toasted malts, roots and earthy notes, a hint of soap and perhaps a tiny bit of coffee in the background. Doesn’t really smell like a typical BIPA to me. Taste-wise: moderately bitter, mainly with a resinous sensation and a slightly toasted aftertaste. A bit of cardboard as well. It reminds me of a "traditional/old world" English IPA personally, and I would have never guessed that it was a BIPA/CDA in a blind tasting. Medium body, soft to medium carbonation and creamy texture. I was expecting something totally different. Nice, but in my opinion one dimensional and a bit underwhelming. "Hopefully" just an unlucky/old bottle...
jensgam (139) - , DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours brown with beige head. Aroma is resin slightly soapy. Flavour is malty with notes of caramel and toasted bread. Hoppy resin notes with a high bitterness. Not hoppy enough for my taste.
jesperhammer (2606) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
17-NOV-2013, bottle @Morten.
Hazy amber with huge tan head.
Aroma is soap, grape fruit and pine.
Taste is soap, spice, tired hops, licorice. High carbonation, medium body. Not black, not really roasted, nor really a Black IPA. Nah!