Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Hoppy Monk El Paso TX
Pours deep brown witb a small fluffy lite tan head with awesome lacing. Nose is lite roast big green leaffy hops lite char spearamint quality almost andies candies flavors of ashy piney hops lots of mild charred character almost cedar like long leaffy piney hop finish witb lingering leaffy notes 85 ibus more like 55 not overly bitter but a very well balanced black ipa solid!!!
beernovice39 (3075) - Montana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep coca cola color with an off white top pours from the bottle. Nose is roasty and pine. Taste is same with a big piney finish. Nice
Cybercat (2910) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Comes out of the tap a rich coffee brown with a fine-bubbled and rather persistent wheat head that leaves very generous lacing. Aroma is monumentally hoppy - it’s like sniffing a fresh bale of hay - with roast malt, caramel and coffee undertones. Woody hops dominate the hearty flavor, which is quite bitter but not fiercely so; notes of caramel, quality coffee, roast malt, even hints of molasses and licorice make themselves known. Each sip seems a little different. Robust texture is fairly thick, if not hugely fizzy. If you like stouts/porters AND IPAs, this is an absolute must!
CanIHave4Beers (2866) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Shawn McCarthy beer flight #3
Pours a very dark reddish brown with a small but well retained head and some nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is very hop forward with lots of fruitiness and melon notes... a nice dosing of citrusy hops and just the lightest hint of coffee.
The flavor is dry but very fruity, hop forward and a touch salty(?!?)... The hop character is mostly melon and citrus forward hops, the bitterness level is moderately high but at the same time shows the perfect degree of restraint to allow for a lot of hop character to shine. This has hardly any roasty character but has a light licorice note... the hop flavor is impeccably balanced.
Reading some of the other reviews, it doesn’t even seem like I drank the same beer, maybe this was one of those instances where it really shines in a flight... I don’t know, I really like this beer.
RobertDale (2835) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, citrus, and floral. Taste is citrus, roasted malt, floral, chocolate, and a bit of caramel. Interesting. Pretty good.
djd07 (2766) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a dark brown an ruby hue with a thin beige head with beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hop and pine. Medium mouthfeel with bitter hop and grapefruit with nice lingering dry finish. Good.
JulienHuxley (2416) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at reservoir. Nice black red pour, off white head. Aroma is hoppy, strog resinous piney notes, lght rpasyed malts, ipa forward. Caramelized malt flavor, good resinous piney citrusy hops. Smooth carb, silky palate. Good black IPA.
bytemesis (2414) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small pour from a bottle. Pours clear black with a medium tan head and great lacing. Aroma is strong pine, dank wet leaves, perhaps a touch of roast. Medium sweet, light bitter, a lot of pine, some citrus, some malty notes, but not a lot of, well, black in this one; very light roasty notes are in there, but you have to be looking for them to notice. Medium body, Meh.
Blairgus (2340) - California, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8 apr 2013, tap. Dark ruby/black. Nose is bitter grassy and grapefruit hops. Thin body and fizzy. Piney hops and burnt toast. Decent.
beersearcher (2268) - 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.