Torontoblue (85) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at the Tamarack Brewpub, Missoula. Lovely dark brown/black in colour. Big hop aroma; Orange peel, grapefruit & pine, with an underlying hint of roasted malt. Medium bodied, with nice juicy hops leading to a very pleasant bitter finish. There wasn’t as much of the roast flavours coming through as I’ve witnessed with other "black" IPA’s, but overall this is a very more-ish version of the style.
nearbeer (3726) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz, labeled "Last Cast" Black IPA. I assume this is the same beer. Nose is coffee, grapefruit, resin and juicy orange. Taste is the same with some ash and cocoa as well. Medium-to-heavy body is slightly sticky, but well dried by the hops and the lightly astringent roast.
3fourths (8032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft. deep brown. juicy, resinous hop nose: grapefruit, pine needles and orange oil. medium body, medium to heavy toasted malt up front with
mild roast across the back. juicy and resinous hop oils leave a tingling numbness on the tongue. medium+ dryness. very clean throughout, and very fresh.