riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of dark roast some moderate citrus and floral hops and spicy rye. Pours black with a tan head soft lace. Roasted malts light spicy rye citrus and floral hops. Really well balanced smooth spicy and bitey hop notes all in one. Good.
skoisirius (1580) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New dark sauce from FW?! Count me in. Pours thick as night with a foamy white tanned head. Piney and citrusy roasted notes hit the nose. You can tell this one is going to be thick upon the first sip. Velvety smooth across the palate, elements of sweet roasty malts, hints of chocolate and coffee start you out, and lead you into a tropical fruit blast towards the finish. At the finish line, a gourd of juicy hoppy goodness. Layered beer. Damn damn good.
baraciisch (1736) - USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in color with a tan head... Aroma of citrus hops and roasted malts... Flavor is slightly spicy from the rye, prominent roasted malts with mildly bitter finish... Perfectly balanced hops, very nice beer
lukemundy (33) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I grabbed this with a bunch of other rye beers and totally missed that it was a black rye IPA. So... when I poured out this dark ale with a thick, lasting head and smelled licorice, coffee, and chocolate I was a little surprised!
22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass. Color of dark walnut with a thick tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma is anise, coffee, and a hint of chocolate--surprisingly malty. Once you start drinking, however, the IPA qualities show up a little more. It's pretty heavily hopped, but they come across as sweet peach and citrus flavors--more subtle than I'd expect.
Unlike most of the other rye beers I've had, you don't really get much of a rye flavor in this. It's definitely there, but there are enough complexities in the beer that it's never really in your face.
BK7 (725) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Venti’s South. A very solid India Dark Ale from one of my favorite breweries. Flavors of citrus, pine, roasted malts and chocolate. A well balanced brew.
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber it has a dark color in the glass with a good sized head. Aroma of citrus and rye. The taste is smooth for am IPA, I was expecting more of a bite. There was plenty of citrus on the taste with some pine but it went down very easy Very good beer.
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 22 oz bomber split with Hey-Zeus. Pours pitch black with a sticky, light brown head. Very earthy, leafy, grassy, fruity hop aroma. Flavor is surprisingly malty, but everything is balanced. The dark malt and the hop character complement each other perfectly. Light bodied but packed with deliciousness. Great beer.
adrian910ss (2329) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber at The Ginger Man. Pours a black cola with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of pine resin, pine tar and grapefruit. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
hopscotch (8893) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours dark and clear with crimson highlights and a large, frothy, cappuccino head. Good retention. The aroma delivers a ton of dank, hempen hops with a subtle undercurrent of dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor offers good roastiness, piney bitterness and chocolaty sweetness. Bittersweet finish. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with some read notes and an off white head. Aroma is super juicy with lots of peach, orange, tangerine, grapefruit and some tropical fruits. I also get some roasted and darker malts malt. Flavor is again super hoppy with the nice juicy notes againi orange, grapefruit, tangerine, peach and tropical fruits like mango. I also get more of the dark flavors, roasted and black malts, little coffee and chocolate too. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a fantastic DIPA almost as good as Stone 15th!