DrElectrico (10) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasty drop. Smooth IPA that hides it?s bitterness (sort of). On tap at easy tiger, not too carbonated which contributes to the smoothness. Plenty of hoppy aroma and kinda strong :)
EcnarM (46) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deceptively light and refreshing black rye IPA. One of my favorite beer aromas is the floral notes in the hops in this beer. Just a pleasure to drink.
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Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Roast malts and some hops peeking through. Jet black with a rich beige head. Bitter grapefruit and roast malts pretty well balanced.
walley (2) - Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
2014. had this beer on tap at tnb. Great black ipa. maybe my favorite style at this time. also love stone sublimely self- rhiteous.
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beerfest5 (1019) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely delicious, until this one came my way I began to think this brewer was a little overhyped, I enjoyed the beers I’ve had, but not living up to the expectations. This was different. Maybe my favorite style over IPA’s due to the combination of flavors, but one that a number of brewers have gotten wrong, either going way too hoppy and forgetting the porter-like roasted quality, or vice versa, or worst of all, forgetting the roasted malt quality all together and relying on house bready malts that ruins it. This made that difficult combination seem easy. Citrus and grapefruit hop forward, coffee and dark chocolate back, supremely made and delicious.
brokephibroke (268) - Mead, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bright pine aroma on black beer with a tan head. Nice spice with chocolate and pine. Long bitter linger. Really top notch balance with hops, rye and malt.
ThanksYeast (27) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Another perfect example of a great brew from Firestone. Incredible hop aroma. Black slight roast bitter in hops and grains. I love the brew for sure.
kevinsenn (945) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Jane’s Beer Store, Mountain View. Black with a thin beige head. Intoxicating C-hop aroma with light roasty notes. Taste: roasty, licorice, spice, C-hops, bitter finish. Sweet stick y body.
OPIE788 (216) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black with no head. Big malty hop nose. Lots of pine and orange notes. Wish I could get them in ohio.
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JAN 12, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. I had heard this was good but I didnt expect it to be a ’holy shit this is good!’ kind of beer. The rye combines perfectly with the pine, to create a spicy pine needle milk chocalate espresso type thing. Absolutely amazing. Goes down smooth, no heat whatsoever. One of the best black ipa’s ever, needs more body to score higher though.