kathouse (571) - Nevada, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown/black with thin foam. Leaves lots of pacing. Although the citrus hops are apparent, they’re not overwhelming. Black malts and hop mix well. I’m not a big IPA fan so I’m pleased with this beer.
Dixonian (1470) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is spicy rye, pine hops, and roasted malt. Mouthfeel and carbonation are spot on - I really enjoy how the pine and citrus hops play off the roast and rye. Well done!
bytemesis (1400) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2012 Tap. Pours deep brown almost black with a small tan head and light lacing. Aroma is all IPA - strong citrus and pine, with a backing of roasted malts. Taste mimics aroma; grapefruit and pine dominates over a body of roasted malt, with hints of chocolate. Rich and creamy in the mouth. Nice beer.
Sledutah (3172) - Utah, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle picked up at BevMo
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and piney
Taste: Dark malts and piney
Nice, tastes like a Uinta Dubhe light
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 4/28/2012. This black IPA pours an eclipse black color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized beige foamy head, with nice retention. The aroma is roasty malt, a little chocolate and a little coffee, some citrus and some spiciness. A medium bodied black IPA. The malts are roasty, carmely, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and citrusy. Nice rye spiciness. Nice carbonation. Roasty, citrusy and spicy. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
douglas88 (4458) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to Craig. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. A rich nose of roasted malts, chocolate and light fruity hops. The flavor is similar: rich sweet and bittersweet chocolate, light bitterness, fruit, spicy rye. Very good. Mellow, like Dubhe but a bit less.
Arayaga2 (1620) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a bit of off white head. Aroma is roast and citrus and so is the taste with some more developed coffee notes. $6/22oz
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Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 (Bottle) Pours black with a pale brown head. The aroma holds spicy rye, floral/fruity/grassy hops, mild roast, asphalt and a touch of liquorice. Hints of mint. Round and elegant nose. The flavour is light sweet, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic with fruity/floral/grapefruity hops, mild roast, liquorice, asphalt, dry caramel, earth, spicy rye and earthy tobacco. The mouthfeel is soft, round and smooth with a light carbonation. Lingering, aggressive resinous hop finish. Medium bodied.
BOLTZ7555 (2371) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is, without doubt, the best Black IPA ever brewed! Huge bright citrus and evergreen in the nose, not at all muddled by the dark malt that gives the brew its chestnut/mahogany body. Towering meringue-like cap sits atop the beer, creamy latte-brown in color. Resinous, piney, orange peel and lemon-zest forward. If I was blindfolded, wouldn’t have guessed the style. This was all IIPA and the hue was insignificant. Grapefruit essence sticks to your tongue and the roof of your mouth like peanut butter...leaving a welcome reminder. Amazing!
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nearly black pour with a very creamy tan head. Aroma is loaded with spicy rye and hops. Such a creamy brew! Hops, rye and some light roasted malt. Damn!