fidelis83 (1999) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 Black pour with a 1 finger, creamy to soapy tan head. Aroma is pretty loaded with citrus and melon with some grapefruit, passion fruit heavy tropical fruit, floral and marijuana bud hoppy notes thrown in, a little toastiness, caramel and sharp fruity esters lurking, but not really noticeable behind that nice last of hops. Flavor is caramel, burnt sugar, light toasty grain and lots of hops, a little more subdued than the aroma with a less distinct fruity undertone, tropical fruit, melon, more lemon-lime-like citrus, lots of fruity floral notes. Not much in the way of roast or bitterness. Medium body, light carbonation and creamy to juicy feel right up until the off dry finish that’s adds a little chalkiness to the mix. Really, really good stuff.
wyzzywyz22 (2000) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
dwyerpg (4629) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a pretty solid black IPA, though it’s very roasty. Enough hops with a fairly thick body. Good stuff.
Ferris (4748) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
spacecube (946) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours black with an off-white head. Caramel malt, roasted pine, floral and citrus notes. Balanced long bitterness throughout. light sweetness, very bitter, light body, slick feel, lively. A really good black IPA
BOSSbrewer (1937) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours very dark brown with one finger of tan head. Aroma is slightly roasty pine and slight citrus hoppiness. Flavor follows with slight caramel. Medium bodied. Finishes dry and bitter. Very smooth beer. I'm not a fan of the style but this is a good one.
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czar (4613) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours unclear dark brown, red hue, with a nice light beige head, reviving and leaving very nice lacing. mint and tangerine skin, earl grey tea leaves, chocolate-coated fresh roasted coffee beans, luscious chocolate, some sweetness - lactose, very ncie roasted profile, touch of tropical notes. light carbonation, medium body - oily, almost balanced resinous-citrusy finish. just a tad heavy but very tasty.
angel77 (1062) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 65 cl en el momento en el lúpulo el 19-09-2014. color negro intenso con espuma beige persistente. Aromas frescos herbáceos lupulados al principio con ligeras maltas tostadas. Cuerpo medio de 7.2 vol fácil de beber y paso ligero por boca. Sabores intensos algo tostados y bastante herbáceos de lúpulos frescos. Bastante buena aunque con no mucho amargor final. Para repetir.
maddmatt639 (277) - Pacifica, California, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good retention and medium lacing. Smells of molasses, roasted caramel and floral. Tastes of roasted malts, floral and bitter hop resin. Bitter aftertaste.
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tasurinchi (16) - ROMANIA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy head, hoppy aroma. First it hits you with a coffee note then it goes along with a classic citrussy taste. Moderate sweetness, medium biterness. Creamier than Raven from Thornbridge which is good. This is how black ipa should be done. Very good!
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Re-he-Healy loved the hop combo used here, as well as the Carmel malt atop the black roasted and chocolate. Hop leaning, which is just fine by me, and the most grapefruity citric yummy black ipa I’ve tried in some time."