shhmoke (32) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours almost black, with a small tan head. Aroma is of maple syrup and hops. Taste has citrus and pine and is slightly sweet at first but finishes bitter.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one on-tap at the brewpub. Light ruby edges make this one just less-than-black. A nice small cap of foam on top leaves perfect sip rings on the glass edge. Excellent nose bursting with notes of pine scent, citrus, fresh crushed hop pellets. Great inviting hoppy scent!
Good body. Not too thick, easy to drink. Moderate carbonation. Well-balanced. Juicy, flavorful hops make up the bulk of this one. Nice bitter pop to it, but great citrusy flavor. Some mild cocoa-like sweetness noted, a little dry character on the finish. A good dark bitter beer. I like this one better than their standard IPA I think. Nice work retooling this one, Foothills.
can8ianben (1278) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of warm maple syrup and bread. Jet black in color with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Tastes like dark roast coffee and plenty of hop spice. Really bitter finish. Lovely beverage.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nearly black, thin tan head, lots of sediment. Aroma is primarily roasted barley and coffee with some faint hoppy notes. Moderate hop bitterness, touches of roast... not a whole lot going on. Very average black IPA.
bubbleflubber (1640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours the deepest ruby with a tan head that leaves window-wash lacing. The nose is of deep pine. Flavors are of roasted grain, pine needle tea, coffee, citrus, with a clean bitter pine finish. The mouthfeel is round with a medium body. A nicely bitter and roasted Black IPA. Goes down well, tasty and thoroughly enjoyable.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Dark maroon color, thick beige head with smazing retention and solid lacing. Aroma of light spice and burnt espressp. Taste is pone needles dipped in dark coffee. Nice.
OldGrowth (2350) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, from Triangle wine. good aroma, sweet, roasty. dark orangy brown color, good head that faded to ring, good lace. Bitter sweet flavor, mediun body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitter finish, pretty darn tasty. very interesting with aroma. citrus, pine, roasted malt all come into play. flavor is more on the roasted bitter side. nice change to the Frostbite.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Samís Quik Shop. Nose is citrus and green onions. Some dark malts, but much more hops. Taste is thin, with some sort of bitter ash and mocha. Light palate. Meh.
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank from a bottle so aroma and appearance will require revisiting again. Taste is bitterness and roasty malt with pretty big citrus and piney hop flavor. Interested in trying again.
TURDFERGUSON (3760) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a small tan head. Nose is very green, garlic, onion, grass, light citrus, roast, cocoa. Much improved after ten minutes of breathing/warming. Flavor is a bit messy still though. Olives, light green pepper, soy sauce, medium green vegetal bitterness. Slightly sweet, mocha finish. Strange.