Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one one tap at the Bend brewpub in August 2009. The wait staff let us know that this was one of a few rotating black IPA’s, with one eventually to get a larger release.
The beer was a dark and rich black with a decent-sized head in the smaller sample glass that it was poured into. The smell was quite hoppy, with what I would describe as pine being the dominant hop note. A touch of darkened malt to fill out the bill. The brew itself was quite hoppy and resinous, filling the mouth with a prickliness alongside its medium mouthfeel and slight alcohol presence. Overall, quite drinkable.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-20-2009