ben4321 (4839) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Hackney’s Printers Row, 6/3/14
Aroma: The nose is pretty much on-style, with the hops over roast from a component standpoint
Appearance: This beer pours a dark brown with a light brown head and heavy lace
Flavor: The taste has a nice hop bitterness up-front, with a more roasted malt finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a smooth mouthfeel, and it has a dry/roasty finish to it
I thought this was a really nice example of a Black IPA. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the opportunity to try all of the Hop Odyssey beers thus far, but I have enjoyed the one’s I have tried, and I would love to try to rest.
Melnis (329) - LATVIA - MAY 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Izskats labs, aromāts pavājš. Garša- laba, bet neizteikmīga. Šajā gadījumā- vai nu ipa vai tumšais gribētos atdalīt. IPA apiņi ir ok, bet vajadzētu tumšā alus apiņus.
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (660ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown with a large lasting frothy beige head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma is your standard, but solid, Black IPA: Toasted malt and leafy hops along with a hint of coffee -- simple but nice. Flavour’s the same, toasted malt and leafy hops along with a semi-long moderate bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Well done and enjoyable.
Darwenus (659) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty good black IPA. It pours dark black, it has a ton of head and lots of lace. The aroma is all floral hops. The flavor is fairly standard for a black IPA... rich malt and strong, citrus hops. The finish is smokey but bright. Not as good as Wookey Jack, Sublimely Self Righteous, or Dubhe, but still pretty good.
Theydon_Bois (12923) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the Black (IPA) Friday tasting, thanks to Kenny M, 09/05/14.
Light black with a moderate light tan covering that retains well.
Nose is bitter roast, pine, tropicana, bitter grapefruit.
Taste comprises pine bite, bitter grapefruit, light smoke, bitter hop presence.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with hop bitterness.
Decent Seedy Aye!
DrSteveBrule (23) - - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty decent black IPA. Almost has a British pale ale estery taste to it. Perhaps British style ale yeast?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DialSquare (3523) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Proof bottle shop. Blackish pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, pine and fresh hops. Tastes are cocoa, toasty, tropical fruit, little minty, prunes, grapefruit tart, caramel. Oily palate. Lots going on and well balanced. Like most of the BIPA’s, more of a sipper for me - but a good one.
BrewBoxer (2458) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the growler. Pours a deep black color with a light head. Taste is smooth and slightly hoppy. Pretty balanced
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black pour medium khaki head. Floral malty aroma. Taste is dark bitter chocolate, toasted barley and gapefruit. Very smooth. Bitterness comes at end. Overally very good black ipa.
Valgreen (766) - DENMARK - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ grill event, with Mads and Lukas. Dark brown, medium off white head, nice lacing. Aroma, roasted notes, hops, citrus, pine. Taste, roasted notes, hops, citrus, pine, lime. Not the best black ipa I’ve had.