brucebruce81 (356) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was like heaven it had that coffee aroma yet it had some good flavors r malt and hops
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle $10, split three ways. Dark black color with a decently hoppy smell even though this was dated November 2010. The flavor was a hoppy citrus flavor but I felt like it really clashed with the dark malts. I’m pretty sure that I don’t really like this style just because of the way the hops seem to clash with the malts.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-12-2011 01:40:02
bytemesis (6012) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2011 vintage. Pours opaque deep brown to black with a huge tan creamy head that leaves clumpy lacing. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, pine, citrus. Flavor same, light sweetness, touch of coffee, medium bitter finish, with bitterness from both the piney hops and the coffee. Medium body.
AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Cardinal Wine in Niles. Now I notice the 2010 date. Just interested in what a Grand Teton Black IPA would be when I picked it up. Pours a very, very dark brown with a tannish head leaving terrific lacing. Aroma has dark roasted malts, chocolate and grapefruit. Taste is of patent malts, caramel, some chocolate and tangerine. Somewhat thick - which may be aging or not, cannot tell. Finishes with bitter malts and some length. Curious how it would have been 2 years ago; nice now and the hops presence may really have been better.
Huhzubendah (3327) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
A: The beer appears dark brown color with a half inch of head that leaves some decent lacing.
S: The aroma has a nice citrus and hop scent, along with an odd, medicinal smell.
T: The beer tastes alright, with the hop character more mild than I would prefer, especially given the 8.5% alcohol. I was hoping / expecting the beer to be more grandiose and bold, with a balance of roasted malt character and citrus hops. The taste has an odd astringency that detracts from the overall flavor presentation.
M: The feel is decent, with a bitter dryness in the finish.
D: An alright beer, but not one that I am interested in having again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-06-2010
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Dark reddish brown with a long lasting, light tan head with some lacing. Aroma of cocoa, citrus, pine and coffee. Flavor of dry, bitter cocoa, citrus hops and no alcohol taste. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Really nice Black IPA, bottle was around 1 year old but still holding up nicely.
AirForceHops (5666) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle Vintage 2010. Stamp says, bottled 30 Jun 2010. Picked up @ Julio’s Liquor’s about 8 months ago. Murky brown color with red showing around the edges. Aromas of pine needles, large amounts of citrus and roasted malt. Sweet roasted malt mixed with a nice balance of hops. No doubt at this points the hops are muddled due to the age. However, Not a problem for me. Newer bottle would have more pungent/ bolder hop profile. Even with a lower hop punch, it still lingers after the sip. Medium body with average carbonation. Overall, I should have drunk this right after purchase. That being said, It is still respectable and enjoyable.
Gription79 (2781) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle
Aroma: chocolate, caramel, light citrus/pine hops
Taste: citrus hops, chocolate, caramel
A nice black IPA. Poured dark with off white head.
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malt, kaffe og lakrids, træ , god bitter, citrus, fyrrenåle, let risted,mørk brun, lang bitter eftersmag.
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark black colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, moderate roasted and caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus, pine. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coffee, dark roasted, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.