thirstyrabbit (1254) - Tallinn, - DEC 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small bottle. Nearly black body with a medium beige head. Nice roasty and hoppy aroma. Thick mouthfeel. Tastes like a very hoppy stout. The roastiness rounds the hop sharpness and at the same time the hopiness doesn’t let the malty backbone dominate. Well drinkable.
Ngejo (387) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 6, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, Clear, black, frothy, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.
anstei (127) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay. Pours black with a medium foam. Hoppy nose, slightly floral. Not quite as intense as I expected it from the description and the ratings, but still strong. A well-balanced, tasty BIPA.
Metalchopz (2489) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled this on tap on my first visit to the Ottawa Bier Markt. Pours a dark brown colour with copper highlights. Beige head with decent lacing. Beautiful fresh hoppy nose. Nice dry mouthfeel with a little tart. Hop grass taste over mild roasted malt with sweet notes. Light bitterness lingers. Quite a nice brew overall, but the roasted malts are a little hidden by the hops. Good for some I guess.
Beerathon (1390) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black IPA, I feel this beer is not, more likely a moderately bitter porter, which some may argue is the same thing. Whatever, it tastes good enough. Aroma is a bit off-putting, but overall an alright brew.
Tranquillity (1433) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Brewdog helsinki. Wonderful sweet aroma, nice head and thick body. The taste is just like a black ipa should be: smoky, with a long finish. Great!
BRW (1219) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brewdog Barcelona. Black colour with off white head. Roasted, chocolate, hoppy, grass aroma. Roasted, chocolate, sweet, hoppy, grass taste, some fruitness. Medium body.
olliejobbins (1163) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at brewdog shoreditch. opaque black pour with small dark head. aroma is intensely hoppy with roasted malts and a little bitter chocolate. incredibly hoppy. not my favourite style but this is great for what it is. dry, malty, hoppy finish.
Rulymel (180) - SPAIN - FEB 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted in new local BregDog Bar Barcelona
Black colour with a thin head.
Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate malt and resin hops.
Taste is full. Chocolate malt, roasted malts and nice bitteness very resined and pine, due to Chinook.
Nice black IPA
asheft (2615) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biermarkt. Candy peach and catty aroma with some bittersweet chocolate accents. Opaque black under a lasting light brown cover. Flavour is slightly medicinal orange peel up front (Pacific jade?) with bittersweet chocolate and a grapefruit peel finish. Medium bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, slightly smooth.
wiosna (320) - - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tuoksussa hyvin raikkaan hedelmäistä humalaa, persikkaa, ananasta, vähän sitrusta, mallasta. Maussa mäntyistä humalaa, sitrusta paahteista mallasta.