hman43 (879) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A strong Hops aroma with grapefruit, citrus, and floral. It’s black with a dark brown, pillow head. Powerful grapefruit and citrus taste. It’s a strong, powerful flavor with a bitter tart shock to the palate.
DiarmaidBHK (4021) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Lots of roasted malt notes on the tongue. It tastes kind of like tar which is both interesting and extremely off-putting. It’s not my favorite style to be honest so this feels kind of like a best-case scenario for it.
obguthr (5257) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tar, pine, and soil nose, the former is dominant. Cola black, medium tan head, good lacing. Tobacco, pine, tar. Medium body, easy carbonation. Undoubtedly an IDA, but I like a sharper hop bite.
Cybercat (4637) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Taps rich coffee sable with a thick and fine-bubbled tan head. Woody hops and hay dominate the aroma, but gladly share the olfactory stage with roast malt and a whisper of wheat. Flavor delivers woody hops, roast malt, coffee, molasses, and subtle earthy and wheaty tones. Firm body has good strong fizz and leaves a hoppy and roasty/charred finish. Get bitten!
zizzybalubba (1743) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s, Raleigh. Dark brown pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of fresh pine, tangerine, and faint chocolate. Taste features expected citrus and piney hop bitterness with chocolate and coffee malts to balance. This is a very nicely done black IPA.
italarican (1539) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Finnegan’s as I wore my kickass holiday suit for the trivia season finale. Moderately thin black pour, fine khaki lacing. Aroma is primarily herbal and pine with mild roast notes. Flavor is IPA foremost. In control pine/spruce hop sting with mild roast in the background. The Black in Black IPA is a secondary character here, which I like. Very clean, crisp, and drinkable.
jcnielsen (2950) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Piney, juniper, resiny, slight roasty aromas. Roasty, piney, herbal, conifer flavors. Not a bad beer, but it’s the type of black IPA that I’m not a huge fan of.
Kyle77 (44) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I liked the balance between chocolate malt and hops. Neither over powered you.
From site: Embrace the long winter nights in the company of Frostbite Black IPA. A careful blend of barley and roasted wheat malts deliver a clean finish, backed up by a big blast of Pacific North West aroma hops.
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bytemesis (6008) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks. Pours clear ruby black, small tan head. Aroma is citrus, roasty. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter. Medium body, lightly acidic.
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Roasted coffee allusions and toasted cereals meet hop resins in this balanced, smooth Black IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dark brown.
-This is as drinkable as most Foothills brews.
-The nose may be linear, but this remains balanced and enjoyable throughout.
-The texture is smooth.
On tap at the Foothills brewpub.
Lubiere (12284) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown ipa with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nice bitter chocolate with coffee grind, floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate malt with coffee grind, musty floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice. On tap at brewpub.