Zeswaft (1316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Black (obviously) with an unappealing amount of yeast floaters. About a half inch layer at the bottom of my glass. Aroma dominate by pine hops and a little bit of roasty chocolate malt. A little soapy. Flavor is one of the better black IPA’s. Lots of pine and a little citrus. Good amount of chocolate flavors and a hint of smokiness. Smooth.
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, finger khaki head.
Smell vibrant hoppy, roasty, citrus.
Taste floral hop, light roast finish.
Hanuta06 (240) - Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: from can--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: moderate, pine hop.
Appearance: huge, rocky, light brown initial head with excellent lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Cola-colored body.
Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and moderately bitter, roasty finish with hint of chocolate.
Palate: medium-to-full body, creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent. Great, lasting aroma. Sheets of lacing. Sweet flavor balances the bitterness of the hops. Nice, smooth palate.
JohnGalt1 (195) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found this tonight for a pretty price $3/can at Brewforia Meridian... Poured into my HotD goblet produces a thin light brown head atop a brew that is pretty much black... spotty lacing.
Nose is piney/pithy citrus hoppiness with a decent punch of garlic hops... almost no malt battles out from the massive hop profile.
Flavor is a little better with some lite roast/cocoa on the finish that is complimented by a modest background malt sweetness... still the hop flavors/aromas (not necessarily the hop bitterness) are the first violins.
For just a 6.2% beer, this has a surprisingly good body.. decent carbonation..
I like this one, but there is just enough of the garlic/onion hoppiness to make me not like it "as much"... still though.. this is very well done.
boFNjackson (3897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can @ The BeerMongers... Poured dense, blackish with a mild forming, tan head. Mild retention, nice lacing. Good hop character here, citrus with pine and earthy resins along with some charred, toasted grains, and roast. Pretty par for the style. Some light fruity yeast esters to keep things interesting too.
mikedR (731) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a bad black IPA, but more tilts towards mild IPA, with roasted malts in the background for sure. Solid B.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chuckstout (167) - Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus, orange amd resin. Pours a dark black with mocha colored head and great lacing. Espresso, citrus, light body
nealblind (375) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark pour plenty of tan head. Aroma of citrus pine hops dark malt. Tastes acidic, hoppy, fresh vegetables. Overcarb & watery.
BK7 (622) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pounder can. Big roasted malt flavor with pine, coffee and something sweet added in. Smooth finish. A pretty good India Dark Ale.
pdx77 (784) - Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From can. Deep dark brown color with an inch thick tan head that lasts. Aroma is pine, citrus, and roasting. Taste is resinous pine and citrus hops with a smooth roasted malt and coffee presence, and a tiny hint of dark chocolate. Retains a good balance between the hoppiness and the roasted maltiness.