Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
This American-style Black IPA is nearly jet black and perceived to have high hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with medium-high alcohol content, balanced with a medium body. The appearance may trick you into thinking you are about to enjoy a traditional stout beer when in fact your senses are about to be overwhelmed with our Black IPA. Juicy, fruity, floral, and pine from Pacific Northwest hops gives the beer a classic West Coast IPA hop character. The Black IPA is further characterized by a balanced and moderate degree of caramel malt and subdued dark roasted malt flavor and aroma. 7.2% ABV, 85 Hops used: Warrior, Citra, Cascade

bnielsen13's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnielsen13 (259) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is very floral, sweet orange. Flavor is toffee, caramel, orange, floral. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours pitch black and opaque with a one finger beige head that has good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. Streaks of splotchy lacing left behind. The aroma has a subtle toasted malt presence along with a nice dank, floral hop character. Smells similar to a regular west coast ipa but with a touch of robust malt. Very floral, citrus-y and tropical smelling with resinous, grassy pine and dark roast. Hints of grapefruit, orange peel and pineapple followed by grass, pine sap, oatmeal, toast, dark fruit and lightly roasted coffee bean. Unfortunately, it’s not as complex as the nose suggests. Lots of dry bitterness but this comes more from slightly acrid and roasted dark malt. Tropical/citrus notes from the aroma aren’t really showing up on the palate. Sticky and resinous hops with grassy pine needle followed roasted chocolate malt, oatmeal, coffee bean and burnt toast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3173) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a red tint, off-white small head and some lace. Aroma is clean hops, some citrus. Taste is sweet, bitter. Herbs and citrus. Medium mouth and pleasing bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1544) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 16, 2015
Negra casi opaca. Minimamente rojiza al trasluz. Abundante espuma manchada. Aroma eminentemente lupulado, herbal, pino y también notas ahumadas. En boca, textura suave y gas contenido. Compleja. Cuerpo. Con una gran combinación de sabores. Predominan sin duda los lúpulos, pero también hay una rica base acaramelada y tostada. Resinosa, herbal, con notas florales... Final muy muy amargo...aunque quizás menos de lo que cabría esperar de 85 IBU... y desde luego delicioso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3437) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2015
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, citrus, caramel, floral hops and resin. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and solid bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Black IPA,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1284) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle @ home with friend from Les bières de Celestin, Lille - FR. Color: deep dark black beer with small carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: grassy domination and floral notes. Hoppy well balance with good malt presence. Very interesting beer! Taste: nice taste of grassy and hops with licorice balance and malt. Very nice and good equilibrium. Aftertaste: small alcohol taste with finish as licorice and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (1066) - Ząbki, POLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Barwa i piana: ciemno brązowa, z rubinowymi refleksami pod światło, wydaje się klarowna. Piana lekko zabarwiona, kremowa, średniej wielkości, umiarkowanie trwała, ale ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Aromat: wyraźny aromat chmielowy (cytrusy, owoce tropikalne, lekka żywica). Do tego typowe akcenty ciemnych słodów - czekolada, kawa, melanoidyny, niewielka paloność oraz lekkie nuty alkoholowe. Smak: dosyć słodki, słodowy z posmakami tostowymi, czekolady, kawy, karmelu i lekką palonością. Dość szybka chmielowa kontra z wyraźną goryczką i przesuniętym w tę stronę balansem. Raczej czysty smak bez nut niepożądanych. Goryczka i odczucie w ustach: wyraźna owocowo- żywiczna goryczka, lekko drażniąca i dosyć długa. Średnia pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie i lekki alkohol ogrzewający przełyk. Trochę lepka i gęsta konsystencja. Finisz z odrobinę szorstkim, w kierunku ściągającego odczucia w ustach. Typowo amerykańska BIPA, bez większych wad. Piana powinna być jednak bardziej trwała, alkohol mógłby być mniej wyczuwalny, a ściągający posmak niewyczuwalny. Z tego względu nie jest moim zdaniem warte swojej ceny.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
600 ml bottle (?). Pours a clear reddish brown-black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is roast, fruity, hoppy. Flavor is lots of roast, chocolate, red and dark berries, Finish is bitter coffee, citrus, fruity. Lingering bitterness. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, average to strong carbonation. Excellent!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
My 2,000th Rate. Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Deep dark brown pour with a small tan head. Citrus hop and dark malts protruded from the beak. Flavour-wise there were notes of pine, chocolate, malts, orange and booze. Decent balance struck. Full bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Plenty to like here and a very solid Black IPA. I’m rarely disappointed in the output from this brewery and this is no exception. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2014
This is a pretty solid black IPA, though it’s very roasty. Enough hops with a fairly thick body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8949) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle - Piney hops and some light roast. Jet black with a nice rich beige head. Grapefruit, pine and burnt toast. With the big flavors this is surprisingly well balanced and subdued. Very nicely done.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 25

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50