juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint can. What I really like about this ale is the aromatic and flavorful blend and balance of chocolate malt and piney resinous hops. Dark black with a tan head and medium body. At 8% this is a substantial black IPA in every sense. Exactly what I want in this style.
ben4321 (5249) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Beer Authority. Dark brown with a tan head that leaves coating lace on the glass. Roasted malts, caramel, pine hops, and some herbal notes. Balanced malt and hop presence. Soft carbonation, clean, somewhat dry close. Pretty nice example of the style.
BeerdedDave (1071) - - NOV 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
black with a thick, tan head; nice roasted malt and citrusy hop aroma; a medium bodied beer with a nice, roasted malt flavor with piney, citrusy hops; well balanced and easy drinking
tnkw01 (1607) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Dark, brown with a light tan head. Aroma is hoppy coffee and toasted grains. Taste is a tasted grains, mocha, piney spruce.
Ernest (7030) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, fully lasting.
Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested).
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, coffee, carob/cocoa powder, cookie), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with a light note of sherry/cardboard.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Iíve no idea how old this is...the brewery stamped the bottom with numbers like 00621 and 00658, which is neither a normal date nor a Julian date, so I guess itís a batch number. There is some mild oxidation in this sample and the hops are also faded, so this may not be that representative, but itís actually pretty decent as-is. Nice malt notes, nice lasting head, nice mouthfeel. Presumably even better when very fresh.
weihenweizen (2627) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at PNP Charleston. Black with medium light brown head. Aroma is piney hops, medium/thick body, medium carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is fairly intense piney hops and some dark malt.
OldGrowth (3058) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can, from the Beer Dispensary Apex. good aroma, sweet, dark roast grains, earthy, with grapefruit kind of hops. dark orangy brown color, goo head and lace. good aroma, sweet. heavy body, creamy still mouthfeel, sweet bitter finish. itís nice. good mix on roastiness and hops.
ffaoe (373) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
hoppy, slight malt aroma. pitch black in color with a really nice head. Taste is actually nicely balanced with roasted barley and dark malts, slight coffee, hints of chcolate with good resiny hop flavor. I normally donít like IPAs, but this one has a lot of character.
coldbrewky (1567) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ponder can via Sloth. Mellow hoppy waft of a nose. Body of a stout. Low lie, the fields of Athenry! A groovy drinker, I could hit about four of these in a row right now. No tin from the can... Dark as a black steers toucous on a moonless prairie night. Thin burnt umber head settles to rings quickly. Some mellow quaff rings. The dude abides.
Leighton (16273) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Ginger Man - NYC. Pours rich brown with a lasting, creamy beige head. The nose holds burnt pine, light roast, milk chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with creamy chocolate character, some burnt caramel, light smoke, bitter earth and pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and velvety mouthfeel. Finishes sweet, lightly warming, with slick chocolate, oily pine, some bitter char. Not bad overall.
commonmac (819) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Devilís Advocate. Tulip glass. Tan head. Lacing well. Deep black color. Aroma of hazelnut coffee blended with a subtle hop note. Taste has roasted malt qualities and the coffee sticks around. Good hop bite at the end with an influx of citrus. Definitely owns its black IPA essence. Overall one of the better options in the style.