BrewMoose (83) - Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bomber. Pours jet black with thick head. Medium carbonation. Not as much hop aroma as I would expect. Big citrus hop flavor. Rye spice is balanced perfectly with the hop and yeast characters to make one outstanding beer.
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Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black body with a slight mocha colored head. Massive tropical aroma with chocolate and roast. Taste continues with a nice blend of chocolate and roast with the tropical notes. Becomes more bitter over time. Medium body with medium carbonation. Great rendition of the style especially for the price.
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Stash (2) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
amazing citrus hops in your face, balanced roasty malt and perfect amount of rye. all in a creamy dark delivery. this one is for real.. thank god they’re making it a regular
PuD (1) - Peyton, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m not a big India pale ale fan, but when I came across this brew at my liquor outlet I had to give it a try. The black rye is what caught my attention. I had never had anything like that before and I must say, I’m hooked. It has an amazing aroma and a nice complex flavor that I couldn’t put down. My only regret... Not buying more when I had the chance.
dallenbrew (1) - Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally a black IPA that makes sense to me. The rye dries it out nicely, adds flavor and combined with the bitterness and hop flavor makes this beer something more than a hoppy Porter, which so many black IPAs are. Leave it to FW to get it right.
rxeight (2355) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really impressed by this one. Great biter rye flavors. Not as much dark malt as most black ipas, may be because it is covered up by the massive amount of hops. This stuff is really good.
uhclem (417) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! This one is definitely a keeper. I’m not a huge fan of DIPA’s, mainly because the alcohol takes over. But this is a beautifully crafted ale. The alcohol only makes its presence known late into the finish.
yankeefan21 (135) - New York, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Pours a dark cola brown with a stiff foamy tan head that you can eat with a fork. The aroma is delicious combination of fresh rye, caramel, and clean flowery hops. The taste is a fantastic balance of sweet and roasty malts and medium hop bitterness that finishes dry and chocolatey. It’s medium bodied with a slick medium carbonated mouthfeel. I absolutely love this beer and found it incredibly easy to drink for an 8% ABV. This is what Black IPA’s *should* aspire to be.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost opaque dark brown nearing black and a thin tan head. Nose, of big pine, spicy rye light chocolate and toffee. Tastes is piney, citrus, earthy, roast, spiciness from the rye, bits of chocolate. Medium bodied and medium to long bitter finish.
906348 (3) - - NOV 30, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Loved the dark, bitter rye flavors.
Incredible on tap.
Very good in a 22 oz bottle.