TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep almost black with a medium creamy tab head that left all kinds of sticky lacing. Aroma of a handful of fresh American hops, citrusy and floral with orange notes dominating. Just a hint of caramel...this nose is all about the hops. Flavor of piney and grapefruit hops, a touch of spicy rye notes, hop bitterness is perfect for the style. One of the best black IPAs I have had! Nice and dry too!
slowrunner77 (6546) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
shame on us for not checking the date, but shame on city beer SF for selling year old expired hoppy beer. it was still ok, which leads me to believe it would have been quite nice 9-12 months ago, but it was best by 11/14, and it showed. slight bitterness, but the hop balance is gone. nice chocolate and roast on the malt...slightly overcarbonated like a lot of Blvd beers, but has potential. will update score if I get to try a fresh one.
djd07 (5026) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong roast and pine. Medium mouth with rye, roast, pine, light bitterness, very good.
TylerGreenDC (490) - - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Aroma of orange and malt. Flavors are citrus, mocha and a little sweet, juicy something... maybe that’s some orange and the rye, which is otherwise understated. Really nice.
snoworsummer (2929) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Thanks Joe and Kaile! Pours very dark brown with a thick, bubbly beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes like dry toast, burnt malt, dry grains, dry grapefruit and light pine hops. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like roasted malt, burnt toast, dry grains, and dry citrus.
UncleKorm (998) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750m poured a dark brown to black hue w/ huge foamy tan head and minor lacing. Moderate piney hop aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are floral and pine hop, peppery rye, and light roasty malt. Full bodied.
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beastmaster (363) - Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour white head. Barley, wheat, and rye aroma. Sweet sugary aroma and taste similar. Almost creamy.
douglas88 (6793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml from Whole Foods. Pours a very dark reddish black brown color with a large tan head. A nice nose of toast, rye, citrus. A light spicy rye bite, citrus, pine, fairly dry toasted malts. The spicy rye lingers with oranges. A bit thin. Oddly enough, it seems thin to me. Hmm. Very nice overall.
rumproasts (3574) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Near black with small head. Slightly aboverage black IPA. Malty and hoppy, light rye, mild bitterness.
hman43 (487) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
it pours with a larger than normal head, which is a lot for IPA’s. It pours black, but not so much that light doesn’t come through. The head is full with lacing on the sides. It has aromas of malt, molasses, grains, and a hint of citrus. It has a lively punch to it with coffee and rye flavors, a little citrus, and floral touches. It’s low on the bitterness scale for an IPA.
jonnyguns (1096) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer San Fran. Pours a dark red, almost brown like colour with medium firm off white head. Nose shows toasty malts, rye, some citrus and a little chocolate. Taste has slight citrus hops, leading to a roasty and chocolate finish with nice rye spice.
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