Sammy (11028) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Really liked this wheaty black IPA. Imperial style head on very dark body. Substantive alcohol. More IPA than roast, and above average fuller mouthfeel. A good one though a sipper.
574deadzone (1368) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Founders. This is my first black IPA, and while I’m intrigued by this twisted style, I just couldn’t quite get into this. It could have been all the other kick ass brews in my vicinity, or it could just be that I’m closed minded and stubborn. Either way, it was definitely black, damn near as dark as the breakfast stout. I guess maybe it wasn’t punchy enough for me. It was worth a try and I’ll have to try some more from the style and come back to it later.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
AgentZero said it best: "My love for you is like a truck, BERSERKER!" The next line might be better, though.
On tap at Founders last weekend. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a very dark brown, bordering on black. Nice off-white head and some good lacing. The nose starts off with a touch of roast along with some light pine hops and a bit of citrus. Slightly earthy. Flavor is the same components plus a bit of wheat character. Interesting. Light-medium body with a dry finish. Good, but not the best hoppy brew I’ve had from Founders.
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
growler... black body with a light tan head... this is an above average black ipa but doesn’t blow me away, worth trying on tap
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at founders. another solid beer from this insane brewery. creamy black pour with massive creamy head. aroma of heavy pine, biscuit, light wheat...flavor adds some burnt malt and a touch of alcohol to the largely pine dominated profile..balanced and highly drinkable at its abv