neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle served in a snifter at a tasting at Chris’ place. Pours black with a tall, tan head that fades slowly to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose, there are big piney, citric grapefruity hops along with roasted coffee and hints of chocolate, oak and tea. The flavour is well balanced between the bitter hops from the nose and toasty malts. The finish is long and subtle hops. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a great black IPA. It has a beautiful west coast hop aroma combined with subtle roasty earthy malts. Very well done. 2012-12-01
PeteyGun84 (13) - Oxnard, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good hoppy aroma. Dark, stout color light tan head. Cocoa, light spices, hops, tastes good well balanced. Sweet, nice hoppy after taste. Very good beer.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, thick, lasting tan head, fantastic floral hop aroma. Taste is primarily hop bitterness but with some underlying, mild malt and rye complexity. Finish is pretty bitter and lingering. It’s ok, a bit heavy on the bitterness, and there are IPAs with more interesting hop profiles. The rye tends to accentuate the bitterness. Not one I need to try again.
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Great stinky deeply spicy aroma and substantial manure notes. Very dark brown, creamy tan head. Sharp peppery initial / then the hops come streaming in and a slight metallic notes emerges / finish is well balanced and medium mild. Medium body. Very tasty, and the aroma is even better. Alc. is well disguised. Love it.
kidmartinek (4688) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very black color. White! head is thick and holds. The aroma is hoppy, citrus, and danky. The beer tastes.like a good IPA or double le therefore... you may as well ignore the color. It laces beautifully. It tastes as good as the best double golden.copper IPA you’re gonna drink tonight. So.. have 2, enjoy the balance, and carry on........
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bytemesis, Thanks Mike!, 3months old but still a nice hoppy beer, good roasty nose with a face smack of hops when tasted, well finished, tasty brew.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle pours a dark brown brew with a lasting tan head. Scent is pine, rye and citrus. Taste is pine, caramel, citrus with a nice rye bitter finish. Great!
ridecat (3) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best black IPA I've had. Perfect roasted malt hop balance. The hops are just citrus enough to nail the balance. Killer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AirForceHops (6299) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Cask and Vine. English pint shows a deep brown with thin soapy head. Nose is lots of vibrant citrus hops. The flavor starts with light chocolate malt followed by coffee hints and finished off with crisp citrus hops. As it warms pine notes show up as well. Rye spice is subtle. ABV is masked perfectly. This is a wonderful brew.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 Black with tan head. Eucalyptus (catty) and pine. Flavor is predominately citrusy hops with a dry roasted malt finish. Not sure why this one was scored so high by most others.