Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a fluffy beige head and a wonderful sweet fruit/citrus aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee beans as it warms and the head fades. The flavour starts off as a well balanced IPA and finishes with espresso/chocolate flavour like a IS. This beer has an outstanding aroma/flavour and i will be stocking a few of these in my fridge.
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really like this style of beer so found this beer really enjoyable. Nice dark almost pure black pour, slight tan head. Nice floral hops with a nice amount of bitterness dominate the palate. Nothing over the top just a nice beer.
bmeup (638) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown red in colour with an open tan head. Hoppy aromas of citrus, pine passionfruit and roasted grains. Pleasant enough in taste but a little thin in body.
M_Sack (621) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ the taphouse sydney. Wonderful beer. Great example of one of my favourite styles. Very dark brown with small, off white head and good lacing. Lovely aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine and toasty malt. Citrus and pine flavours dominate, however there is a perfectly integration of roasted malts and a touch of cocoa. Great resiny ipa mouthfeel.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from bottle that poured an impressive not quite solid black & frothy with a hoppy tropical fruity aroma this tastes really good full of hops & fruity roasty coffee flavours luvly
Niksko (593) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a fluffy light tan head. Nose is tropical fruit juice. Mango, pineapple, passionfruti, guava. Also some roasted malt aromas, coffee, dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, charcoal, ash, a little bit of tropical fruit, mango, passionfruit, pineapple. Finish is dark and roasty, coffee, charcoal, a little orange. Medium body, but not overbearing. Nice black IPA, love the blend of flavors. For me this is really well balanced between the malt and the hop flavors, but with a really interesting hop profile that lends interest and tastiness.
DylansDad (586) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Schizophrenic aroma, one minute the orangey simcoe dominates (yum) next sniff it’s all musty carpet. As it warms, though, the musty carpet is uplifted leaving only the orange and slight caramel. At first, I thought this beer was a bit uninspiring, but once it had been open for a while, it really came into its own. Lesson: drink the whole bottle by yourself.
DeliriumT (491) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amazing bouquet of malts and hops makes you think this will be a big beer. But you will be surprised how refreshing this beer is for a black beer. Well done!
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This looks great, smells fantastic but still lacks a little something. Still very nice Black IPA, and in keeping with the style.
Gramoit (397) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black colour with a creamy strong head. Tastes like a ipa and is very thick but very refreshing. Overall a very nice beer and a nice surprise. Good one to have after a long day.