dmac (4678) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared by jcwatts, thanks John. Poured a good looking dark brown body with an average foamy light beige head. Aroma of burnt malts, chocolate, citrus, roasted pineapple, dark toast and cola. Smooth body with light carbonation and a creamy smooth finsh. Flavor of char, citrus rind, dark toast, bakers dark chocolate and grapefruit. Good stuff, but then again I love this style so Iím easy to please with the Black IPAs, or does that actually make me more picky???
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is juicier citruses with pine resins and florals up front with a soft cocoa and pleasant roast backing. Flavor is similar. Juicy citruses with a nice cocoa note and some florals up front before a good amount of pine resins and a balanced roast come in. Finishes dry and moderately bitter with lots of citruses and a nice cocoa. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really well done Black IPA. Citrusy with plenty of florals and pine resins balanced very well with a soft cocoa and roast backing. Highly enjoyable.
blipp (6959) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler at Paulís tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Super dank piney and floral hops, with lighter roasted malts and a hint of sweetness. Really fresh and really damn good.
ben4321 (4752) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: Growler at Paulís Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13
Aroma: This one has a fresh, hoppy nose, pine, resin, citrus, and some roasted malts too
Appearance: It pours a brown color with a small beige head and some sticky lace on the glass
Flavor: Nice taste, it isnít quite as nice as the nose, but similar component-wise, with roast and hops
Palate: The body of this beer is medium-plus, with a smooth feel, and a lot of drinkability
Awesome share, thanks to jcwattsrugger for this one! I had no idea what to expect, but I really enjoyed this one. This is right on what Iím looking for in a Black IPA, and if Iím ever Des Moines Iíll have to make an effort to swing by Confluence.
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at Paulís for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a dark ruby tinged brown to black with a thin beige head. Loads of bright citrus hops on the nose, smells awesome. Roasty but subtle still, lots of soft cocoa and a backbone of pithy grapefruit filled citrus. Long roast into the finish with a good amount of bitterness. Lovely stuff.
jtclockwork (10825) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours black with white head. Nose is terrific pine/resin, grapefruit rind, tangerine and roasted chocolate malts. Taste is same but a little lighter and less pronounced. Medium body.
dogfish120love (1033) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a moderately dark brown. Incredibly citrusy. Chocolate, tangerine aromas.
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewpub. Thanks for the glass, jcwattsrugger! Perfectly black colored brew with a thin lightly orange tinted thin head. The nose is up front with a combination of dark chocolate, plums, roast and obvious grapefruit. The taste is like sweetened up iced coffee with some grapefruit hints running through the back end. There is also a little bit of prune quality. A nice sipper. This isnít as hoppy as I expected and a little sweet overall. Subtle hopping, this one is surprisingly smooth and light in the mouth.