mbgrayson (434) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark brown, with a light tan head. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is hoppy, with strong malt notes as well. A nice, fairly well-balanced blend of an IPA and dark beer. Thumbs up.
Gooney (374) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle at Fred Meyer - black with white head. Floral hops. Fantastic aroma. Roasted malt flavor. Very well balanced. Surprisingly good beer from fish!0
TheBrewSherpa (269) - Belvidere, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a Spiegelau tulip.
A: Appearance is almost black with a big tan head leaving heavy lace.
S: Malty sweet, with some yeast spiciness and just a trace of hoppiness. In my opinion, the amount of hops was pretty low for this style.
T: Nice roasty notes. With some hop flavor. Good bitterness. Very even, roasty and hoppy.
M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
O: Pretty decent Black IPA. Not the best of the style, but it was enjoyable.
JoeZasada (265) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Malty aroma, sweet, kinda roasted, smells like an english brown. Taste: Malty, sweetish, with a mild to moderate hop bitterness, notes of citrus. Warming mouthfeel. Finishes with a grassy sweet bitterness, lots of roasted malt going on here. Good complexity here... quite good....
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Bomber at The Fishery Restaurant in San Diego.....how ironic. Never heard of this brewery before but they nailed this one. Great beer....maybe I’m biased because I’m a huge CDA fan.....oh sorry ratebeer.com, I mean Black IPA....lame.
MarinaMarket (196) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark dark dark, light beige head, with hoppy aroma. Piney, stone fruit, and alcohol. Medium Mouthfeel, bitter in the middle, and lots of roasty malt. Very much like a black IPA, but with more roast. Resinous throughout, and I would guess a candidate for aging. Tasted @ 58F.
aaron_bossart (33) - Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a nice dark finish. A bit thin of a top, and the taste didn’t do much for me. Has potential.