nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
32oz growler from Norm’s pours a murky deep brown with some lacing off white head. Nose is a bit odd for the style, the malt is there with bread crust and grist, there’s a bit of a cheap orange juice note, a little bit of candy, some light hop. Fairly mild. Flavor has chewy grains and bread, some brown sugar, more of that cheap OJ, some berry maybe or red grape. Quite muddled all around. Needs tweaking.
TylerGreenDC (743) - - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Aroma of grapefruit and, um, sweaty socks. Eww. Nice lace. Flavors of orange, pink grapefruit, cocoa and dark chocolate. Some faint mocha/coffee on the finish. A completely winning black IPA. (Rating slightly manufactured given aroma stank.)
hershiser2 (1862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery 12/5/15.
Flavors of heavy pine, grapefruit peel, toasted malt. Hints of coffee. Delicious.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Deep black. Thin cream head. Faint sweet aroma. Taste is pleasantly bitter, sweet, roasted malts. Great grainy backbone. Super quaffable.
Foxbush (1724) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub The IPA poured a an ink black with a frothy tan head with lacing. There was hops and roasted malts, coffee detected quickly on the nose. This is tasty Black IPA with grapefruit as a common flavor. The medium body ale had light carbonation. Sneaky bitterness builds quietly, finishing the sip with an exceptional clean, dry swallow.
HellesBunny666 (243) - Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hints of roasted malts and coffee notes, caramel, toffee, nutty. Dry. Lighter body, smooth and crisp. Toasty.
Emeister84 (1982) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasty coffee, woody, and chocolatey aromas. Deep, dark red-black with a mostly lasting thin tan head. Dry, roasty, bitter, savory, a touch of dried, raisiny fruit as it finishes. Medium-full bodied, pretty clean.
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black/brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is roasted malt and resiny hops. Light sweet malt start with a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied beer with good carbonation. solid bipa
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Nice name. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big citrus and resin hops with brown malts. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts and citrus hops. Medium bodied.