RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In my top 10 Black IPAs. Nice color, smell, and taste. Complex, malty and then the right hoppy feel. Will be having it again... another for my US beer buying list :-)
calbeers (10) - - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bomber into pint glass. Nice toasty dark IPA with big head. Sweet grape fruity piney aroma. Close your eyes and this could be just a regular yummy IPA. After a few sips you do notice the roasted malt backbone. Nice balance of hop and malt. I will be having this again soon.
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chawkfan (27) - USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent Rye IPA. Very floral aroma and then a nice hoppy finish with Rye tones.
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark pour, light brown head. Aroma is some hops, citrus, nice malt notes. Flavor is smooth, some pine, citrus, hops, pretty enjoyable. Some notes of spice rye notes. Alcohol is pretty well masked here. Pretty enjoyable.
rgfellow (100) - - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 Bomber at home. Pours black with two finger off-white head. Aroma is dry, bready. Taste is bitter, spicy, with crisp,dry finish. Too much age here - looking forward to trying it fresher.
M82 (394) - Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One week old bottle back in fall ’12 into a Spiegelau Pilsner (?!, more like a slimmed Duvel tulip). Excellent ABA. Dark malts meet citrusy hops to form something special. What makes this unique is the creamy toffee malt layer which blends the dark characteristics and citrus nuances into an exponentially layered experience. Firestone smooth. Makes my brain tingle.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown with a foamy light tan head. Aroma of citrus, coffee, cocoa and pine. Flavor is bitter hops, roasted coffee and spicy rye bread. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry finish. Good black IPA, would like to retry a fresher example.
MattH (660) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from BevMo dated 11/20/12. Dark brown pour. Long lasting tan head. Intense aroma of ruby red grapefruit. Smells just like a fresh cut ruby red grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit, sugar and rye. If it wasn’t for the color I might not know this was a Black IPA. The usual roasted flavor of dark malts is not present in this beer. With that being said, this is an excellent, well balanced beer. I’d say if you are a lover of grapefruit, as I am, this is definitely a beer that you will like.
eddiem50 (13) - - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark, flavorful,and musky. Strong bitter taste that lingers on the palette . Got to get more.
OmegaX (1340) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
By far my favorite BIPA. Aroma was big grapefruit and pine with some light roast in there. Pour is dark brown with a nice fluffy head. A touch of rye and roast come through more so in the taste behind citrusy hops to make a nicely balanced, not over-the-top BIPA. Great!