jeremytoni (2891) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Nice toasted malty flavor with a lingering bitter finish.
zizzybalubba (1303) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Pours dark brown with a frothy light khaki head. Aroma of pine needles, wet grass, and tangerine peel. The flavor beautifully combines smoky malts with pine and citrus hops in a way that is at first bold with its hop bite but quickly is met with the dark roasted malts that offer smoothness and complexity. The lingering impression on the palate is a perfect balance of hop bitterness and char from the malt that lets you know it is still there but thankfully the two flavor profiles keep each other in check. This is as perfect as this style gets.
ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thick tan head...nice lacing. Aroma is fresh...floral pine with a bit of notable rye. Flavor has very nice rye and spiciness...fresh pine notes...a bit of roastiness. Mouthfeel is full and silky/creamy with a rye/piney finish. Nice pine without getting medicinal and great rye spiciness.
rogsiu (42) - Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown with a quickly dissipating off white head. Smell is citrus hops, pine, and rye. Taste is the same, and it is very well balanced. This beer is delicious.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
wonderful example of the style. Deep dark black and an aroma is citrus hope and pine tree. This delivers on the great one two punch of hops up front with the rich roasted malt behind. Drank down easy for an over 8% abv beer. recommended for any black ipa lover.
PhilDBrewer (50) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very deep brown, almost black, with frothy egg shell head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, roasted malt, and orange - very complex - very nice. Taste is much the same. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated. Overall, another excellent offering from FW.
obguthr (3389) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grapefruit peel, spruce and pine needles on the nose. Black, medium yellow head effusive carbonation. Charcoal up front, malt bitterness. Licorice is briefly at midpalate before an onslaught of piney hops. Fizziness detracts. Wonderful beer, with distinct transitions showcasing malt bitterness and hop bitterness in separate phases. Well crafted.
AmEricanbrew (5516) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with lasting tan sheen. Big pine, floral, citrus hoppy aromas. medium body. Hoppy pine, citrus, floral hop flavors with caramel, dark chocolate. Drying finish--very good
Hopped_Silly (411) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Subtle earthy pine, skunky herb, caramel and orange nuances greet the nose.. Followed by a rich, round, luxurious palate filled with sweet roasted malt, coffee, herbs, orange juice, candied citrus zest and grapefruit juice. Very well balanced malt/hop combination. Great play between hops and malt from start to finish. Bitterness is tamed by the sweet malts. Very friendly malt characteristics, yet unmistakable hoppy core. Very enjoyable. Notes of sweet, bitter citrus rind and earthy coffee linger in the finish. Yum!
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a tan head. Leafy green and citrus hop aromas. Smells like black double jack. Chocolate, coffee, and citrus hop flavors. Finishes with orange peel on the palate. Overall a fantastic black IPA! Way to go Firestone Walker!