RateBeer
overall
98
96
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


rader58's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (783) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours dark cola color. Aroma of floral, pine, citrus, caramel. Flavor is pine, citrus, earth, floral. Has a back and forth with differing hops of piney and citrus, but with a much higher malt profile than I expected. Quite nice.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4629) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4730) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (946) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1901) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 21, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4604) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1052) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 19, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (275) - Pacifica, California, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Good retention and medium lacing. Smells of molasses, roasted caramel and floral. Tastes of roasted malts, floral and bitter hop resin. Bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tasurinchi (16) - ROMANIA - AUG 30, 2014
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!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
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."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3358) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
650ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Almost black, good head. Tar hop aroma. Tar boiled sweet & hop flavour. Bitter sweet peppery hoppy aftertaste. Good but I expected better.


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 © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50