Salmoniform (1244) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from tallboy to glass. Jet black hue with a thick tan head that lasted. Aroma is huge pine, melon, resin, ripe lime. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and high carbonation level. Taste is initially slightly sweet with a bitter following and a dry astringent finish. Nice CO2 bite. Overall, this is a decent cascadian dark ale. A bit more roasty than a traditional IPA.
JohnGalt1 (1074) - , 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.
BK7 (773) - 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.
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can- pours out black with thick tan head. Nose is dominated by hop. Taste is mostly hop but not overly hoppy, somewhat boozy. Has a bitter coffee like finish.
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crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thick, foamy tan head. Fruity hop aroma - peach, mango, grapefruit, some pine too, and just a bit of mellow malt sweetness underneath. Flavor is surprisingly multifaceted - peach and mango upfront, then a bit more bitterness comes in, and finishing with moderate roasted malt, pine, and more bitterness. Finishes crisp and dry. Excellent.
Hanuta06 (404) - 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.
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can from New Seasons - Poured black with about an inch of tan head that lasted. Looks delicious! Malt not overpowering, but definitely there. Good hop balance. Some coffee tones. Very nice black IPA.
chuckstout (327) - 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
78samh (231) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can. Dark with a small head of foam. Moderately strong hop aroma. Bitter and a little sweet. Good Black ipa.