Malaclemys (462) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rocket City Brewfest, Brown with a tan head. A: spice, tropical fruit, resin. T: smoke, tropical fruit, alcohol. Bitter finish with a medium light body.
rweingarten (46) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Nice pour, but overall taste and palate was less. Would try again. The sweetness was a bit overpowering for a lighter beer.
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great black IPA. Great aromas of earth, fresh pine needles. Beautiful black pour... With fluffy tan head and lacing. Flavors are earthy coffee and fresh hops. A touch thin on the palate but otherwise a great beer.
commonmac (1061) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle from Elevated. Black in color. Frothy, steady head. Aroma is hoppy but understated. A nice hop bitterness with a really good rye addition. A near earthy middle followed up by an enjoyable finish. Bitter but palatable. Another solid performance from this brewery.
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
More reddish brown than black. Very prominent citrus and rye spice. Medium body with lots of rye flavor. Hops show up in the finish. Marginal compared with others.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Après Handcrafted Libations in Breckenridge. Pour is deep brown with a small cream head and great lacing. Big hoppy, spicy, grapefruity, orange peel, weedy, and roasty aroma. Taste is fresh grassy, grapefruit peel, grass, light toast, weed, and bread with a big bitter finish. Medium body with medium-to-soft carbonation. Nice black IPA.
STLGoldendog (61) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown color with a thick bubbly head. An aroma of oats and nuts. A light palate but surprisingly very complex flavor for not being heavy. Very sweet earthy taste. A delight!
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Rocketcity Brewfest. Brown/black with medium tan head. Aroma of resinous hops and roasted malts. Medium body, resinous hop bitterness without much roasted malt on the flavor. More of an IPA than BIPA.
deyholla (10220) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a near black with a creamy brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of light dark grains with some earthy pine and a hint of rye and roasted malts backing. Flavor is similar with a bit of dark grains, rye, roasted malts backed by earthy pine.
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with tan head. Well carb. Red tinges around the edges. Grapefruit and pine up front with a roasted nutiness. Taste is nice pine with some grapefruit. Mild roast. Nice body.