rbrazell (1310) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Proof. Deep brown pour with a frothy tan head. Citrus, grapefruit, herbal, pine, touches of black coffee and licorice. Solid bitter citrus and pine notes throughout with hints roast and coffee. Long, spicy bitter finish and dry. Pretty solid.
baraciisch (1268) - 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
Rrauth (907) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Not as fruity smelling as most black IPA's. nice looks. Great mouthfeel. Nice crisp beer.
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oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at capitol beer and tap room. Pours black with off white head. Taste is roasted malts. Some smoked malts and a bitter hop finish.
rangerred (784) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap in a pint glass.
Arrived with no head and a nearly opaque very dark brown.
Definite citrus aroma along with lots of roasted malt and cocoa. A very nice malt/hop balance and the roastiness was quite nice.
The flavor continued the great balance between malt and hop with toast, caramel, and coffee along with a hefty punch of citrus from the hops. A moderate bitterness lingered through a sticky finish.
Overall, a really good black IPA. There are so many different variations on this style but Green Flash has really nailed it with this one.
Zymurgeist2 (739) - 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.
joebudzjoe (661) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza. Delicious Black IPA. Opaque dark brown with a tan head that laces well. Well balanced hop/malt mix with a nice smokiness. Soft mouthfeel and nice alcohol bite.
BK7 (622) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Venti’s south. Grapefruit at the start with roasted malts and bitter chocolate in the middle. Finish is pine with a touch of sweetness. A solid India Dark Ale.
Phillies08Champs (620) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capone’s. pours dark brown with a red hew. nose is mild with brown malt and black malt notes & cascade hops. first sip is similar but little distinct taste. finish is sweet with touch of hoppy bitterness. not bad
skmikeg (615) - 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.