Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, from my Minneapolis Town Hall glass, shared with Cole. Pours clear black, thick pale tan head, phenomenal lacing. Nose is gorgeous tropical fruit, remarkable hoppiness, with peach, ginger, quince, rosewater, and cold cream. Flavours of tight spicy rye, soya sauce, tart grapefruit and lychee, toast, roast. Damn this is nice! I try to be one of the cool kids, but I just love Black IPA.
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Strong bitter hopiness on the nose. Beautiful pour - black with a foamy tan head and relatively thick lacing. Great black ipa flavors, coffee, bitter, some grapefruit, strong pine & hops. The finish could be a little longer, but now Iím being picky.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Nose carries a nice bit of roast and chocolate malt along with a bit of rye and some nice citrus and earthy-pine hop notes. Flavor is hoppy with a nice underlying bitterness and moderate malt sweetness. Good rye component as well as dark malt sweetness. Medium-full body with medium bitterness. Quite smooth. Very nice beer.
ipaapi (7) - Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was very surprised by every aspect of this beer except that overall itís excellent.
Not your average black ipa, a style that is currently being overdone by a lot of breweries. FW nailed something special here.
The aroma almost threw me off and I wasnít excited by it. The black syruppy look was enticing but also intimidating.
The flavor is amazing. packed with rye and hops, i canít believe how well they both shine through.
Kudos to FW
phredrik (995) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUN 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from a trade with futuraxz - thanks bud. Drank fresh, about two weeks after I got the bottle. Dark brown to black pour with a nice creamy light brown head. Aroma is bursting with fresh citra hops - lots of mango, pineapple and orange/tangerine, almost in a sense of Turkish delights as is very sweet and pungent. A nice and delicate malt profile that provides dark bread, caramel and cocoa nibs. Just the right balance between the up front hops and the cozy dark malty profile. The taste os very similar to the aroma, that means lots of fresh hoppiness, mainly in the tropical fruity side of the spectrum with additional grapefruit and lemon zest notes. The maltiness is even less pronounced in the taste, leaving only faint hints of roasted malta and burnt caramel on the palate. It turns into a roasted bitterness in the after taste that goes hand in hand with the dank, hoppy bitterness. Maybe a bit of astringent rye spiciness, but definitely not bursting with rye qualities. Wow, this truly is a world class Black IPA.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 draft @ Moon and Sixpence in PDX. Really dark with a frothy head. Thin and easy drinking. Well balanced hop bitterness with dark beer characteristics. REALLY good.
nimbleprop (3875) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Churchkey. Dark brown, thin white head. Big nose, minus, hop pellets, grapefruit, big citrus. Smells like a double IPA. Flavor is nice, big citrus, apple sweetness, grapefruit, pine. Full bodied, bitter finish.
BoostIPA (971) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a cloudy very deep brown, almost black with a tan 2 finger head. Notes of spicy rye, bitter hops and malts dominate the nose. Mouthfeel is very full, thick and slick. Nicely spicy and bitter on the tounge. Very creamy. Excellent blackIPA.
neepsntatties (1030) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the Moon and Sixpence on Portland. Colour... Basically black with a thick, frothy, off white head. Nose...largely hops with hints of grain. Palate... lots of hop bite up front with wave of frothy CO2 and a slightly astringent quality. At the back of the palate thereís a bit of a tang then the rye hits the ground running and lingers for a lengthy finish. One of the finest black IPAs Iíve ever had!
FriarHop (121) - Long Beach, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours syrupy black with coffee color around the edges, and a surprising thin white head. Smell of stout and toffee. This has a big citrus, hop flavor up front but becomes a dark and deliciously full hop, fruity and dry finish. Damn good.
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