AirForceHops (5860) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Black in color, thin whispy head. Aroma is fresh citrus hops, mild roast, char. Flavor is awesome. Great balance of fresh citrus balanced by a mild roasted grain. Medium body with a lightly bitter citrus finish.
Iphonephan (5802) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewery tap room. Pours a clear deep mahogany. Flavors of grass and charred toast. Bitter finish.
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with light tan head and lace. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is sweet chocolate with a decent mineral flavor and a decent bitter finish. Medium/full body with smooth carbonation. ok beer for me
JK (5625) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 2013. Hop aroma with malt and roasted grain. I am not always crazy about the black IPAs, but this one is good. Bitter hops finish.
GenDV138 (5502) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on nitro at ChurchKey. Black with light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, dark fruit, roasty notes, a little sweat. Tastes of chocolate, dark fruit, berries. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
wlajwl (5501) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is pine, tropical fruit and a hint of dark malts. The flavor is fruit, citrus, tropical fruit, mild chocolate notes, malts, hops and a resiny/bitter finish.
ben4321 (5481) - 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.
kaser (5313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on draft at Confluence Brewery in Des Moines. Almost black pour. Fluffy white head. Light hoppy stout taste. Pretty average beer but would for sure get this if I came back
dmac (5294) - 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???
heemer77 (5283) - 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.