kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Hoppy Feet
Date: December 09, 2011
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: black, frothy beige head
Aroma: big dry roasted aroma, citrus and floral hops
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of citrus, big bitterness from the roasted malts and hops, touch of burnt malt
Overall: too roasty for me
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Leafs93 (1792) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep dark brown, almost black with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, pine and some coffee. Taste is sweet with a fulfilling bitter bite. Sticky but smooth. Nicely done.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle date 7/7/11. Poured black with a creamy tan head that settled to a ring and left light lace. Floral aroma with a backing of roast. The flavor found pine, floral, and roasted malt. Medium boy, medium bitter, yet a malt aftertaste.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, did I like this beer. It was a really solid IPA. it had a good dark malt body but it was too malty like some black IPA’s. The use of hops in this one was splended. It had a nice bitterness and a good finish. Tasty offering
Maverick34 (2429) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught from Sprizenhaus. Dark pour, some grapefuit, maltiness, hops. Decent stuff.
Boutip (4964) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a black color ale with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of light dry roasted malt notes with semi bitter hops profile. Taste is also a mix between some roasted malt notes with dry notes and some medium bitter hops flavours. Body is a bit light with good carbonation. Not bad though hops flavours could have been more upfront.
jsmerig (1304) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opens up like a handful of fresh hops. Pours a deep black with frothy tan head. Taste is deceptively smooth. The hop flavor is very subtle and blends in nicely with the dark roasted malts. The hops mix with the smokiness giving it a roasted floral note. Dry finish as well.
bth122 (1313) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, poured a black color with nice full head, lacing all over glass. Losts of roastiness in aroma with a good bit citrus hops. Lots of roasted goodness in the taste followed by nice rush of hop flovor. Medium body, creamier texture, slight sticky. Bitter finish with some stout traits. These guys are impressive. Good stuff.
callmemickey (3167) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Dark brown-black body. Moderate sized light brown head. A fair bit of lacing left after each sip.
S: A fair bit of roasted malts, resinous, piney hops and a bit of grapefruit and orange citric notes.
T: Again, roasted malts dominate with a strong bitter, piney hop character that drowns out the more subtle citric notes.
M: Medium bodied, a tad over carbonated, astringent bitterness.
O: A bit out of balance to be a success -- too much roast and the hops lend more bitterness than flavor.
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bomber, $5.50 at Binny’s. I let this and the Clown Shoes 1.5 sit around since Aprill expecting to do a side-by-side. But let’s get serious. This one for Now, the other Later. So this kicks up a big head like some IPA’s do, but its slightly roasty in the nose like a stout. Solid black, they left it no doubt this was a "Black" IPA. Hops are still in the taste, though, or else they’ve gone far south. Hops have spread out and gone a little too herbal, on top of the high resin profile and then the large roastiness of the malt, there’s a package that does not quite appeal. Major roasty and bitter aftertaste after starting out rather interesting.