baraciisch (1265) - USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear black in color... Aroma of roasted malts and citrus hops... Flavor is lightly burnt malts, citrus hops with notes of floral and pine... Palate is burnt roasted malts... Nice beer
TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep black with a large creamy tan head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of fresh citrusy and piney hops with the slightest hint of roast. Flavor of aggressive piney and grapefruit hops. The hop bitterness really is intense. The beer is nice and dry and the malt profile really takes a back seat to the hops. Like the aroma there is the slightest hint of roast but its really light. This is how I like my Black IPAs. Over the top hoppy and dry.
beersearcher (2162) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black color. A nice hop aroma really hits the nose. One of the better balanced Black IPA’s out there. I can’t wait to try the remainder of the odyssey.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a khaki head. The nose is roasty and dry, slightly acidic even. Floral hops, big grapefruit, and an interesting herbal quality. Plenty of pine, too. The flavor is quite bitter, dry, and roasty. Lots of pine, some grapefruit peel, and floral hops. Strong herbal note on the finish.
DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious darkbibdia pale ale drank with friends and family focused on the end result
Zymurgeist2 (735) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Harry’s Hoffbrau in The RC. Slight roast and floral aroma. Jet black with khaki head that is full and lingers. Taste has burnt roast with bitterness throughout. Slightly thin mouthfeel thru the middle. Roast really dominates here.
skmikeg (613) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mainly black with some dark brown hues on the edges. Aroma is of citrus, pine, and some roasted malts. Taste is similar but malts notes are more pronounced then in the aroma and also features some bakers coco and some caramel flavors. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a pretty bitter semi dry, roasty finish. overall, a nice, well balanced Black IPA.
DarkMagus (468) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice black color with a deep brownish tint, along with a nice white head. Aromas were of pine, grapefruit, assorted bitter citrus peel, and funky grassiness. Flavors were indeed bursting with fruity citrus-ness. Loads of grapefruit and pine. Nice full-bodied beer with a sticky mouthfeel. Finishes very crisply and quite astringent. Good stuff.