boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Mari’s. Pours clear dark brown with a big cola head. It actually looks like a coke. The aroma has some citrus notes, some floral notes, an a roasted character. The taste is medium bitter but of a longer than usual length.. there is a nice sweetness in the backend... roasty.. a little cocoa perhaps. Solid with ABV well hidden.
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can. Decent citrus hop aroma and taste. Roasted malt had very modest addition to taste. Average body at best.
Sammy (8947) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The hops have faded somewhat, yet the shwartzbier, roasted black beer aroma and flavour remain. And so I get a somewhat citrus integrated shwartz. Good aroma, good colour and off-white head and lace. Very drinkable. Pleasant, below average as a straight out black ipa.Can from FlandersNed in Warren. Middling mouthfeel.
crossovert (7961) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Great smell, tropical fruits and some sweetness. The flavor is bland and mediocre though. It is a brownish beer, not really black either.
canary dog (679) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty and sweet as could be expected. Some hop assertiveness, but mostly on the finish. Okay.
SSSteve (3832) - - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1pint can. a reddish brown beer with a very large, foamy, beige head. earthy hop notes with a cocoa powder notes in aroma. hops are quite strong in the flavor adding a lot of citrusy bitterness while keeping an earthy note as well. roasty malt backbone. has an interesting lightish body for the style which im really diggin.
dirtywhiteboy (1) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured into a shaker pint glass from a 16 oz Can. Tight, light amber head. Nice brewer’s lacing. Color is deep mahogany. True to style. Ibu approx. 70. Very drinkable Black IPA. Can graphics reminiscent of an energy beverage. Branding stinks. Deserves a better presentation.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very deep and dark red hue with thick white lacing. Medium coffee nose that is pretty straight forward. The palate also has a nice creamy coffee aspect to it with a nice cascadian hop finish. Not as full bodied as other black IPAs. Almost a little bit to easy drinking.
TheHopster (838) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). Pours a mahogany brown with thin tan lacing. Well-balanced black IPA hybrid at a reasonable price point.
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bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good solid brew from the blue point gang. Pours dark, tastes light. Good character, palate is slightly thin. Not the best black ipa, stone stone still holds that honor. In fact this isn’t blue point’s best ipa, hoptical illusion still holds that honor. This beer is definitely worth a try.