Frank (3498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Based on taste, Iíd probably call this a super hopped up amber but itís black. Gracious me! There is also a good long lasting head and thick web of lacing--pretty nice looking beer. The focus here is very strongly on American hops. I am not picking out a ton nuance, just a general citrus, pine, tomato leaf sort of hoppiness. Itís good. Something about the tastes brings out the fruitiness as well. There is just a very slight touch of malt toasted malt character which is why I say it tastes like an amber. Overall, it is quite dry and drinkable despite itís relatively high alcohol and hopping rate so I gotta say I like it.
BEERSOLDIER (42) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very dark beer reminds me of a cup of black coffee. pours a huge brown head that sticks well and leaves nice lacing. You get strong aromas of coffee, spice, chocolate and some hops. on the palate you get that bitter coffee taste with a little sweet dark chocolate along with some malt and hop notes. Overall I enjoyed it very much and I will buy it again. great beer for under $10 a six pack. A definite must try for fans of this type of brew.
Getbetter (980) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle.The pour is a dark brown with a frothy brown head,I taste a roasty cereal malt with a floral hop taste.Itís not super roasty and the body is slick yet light.
Cancer4TheCure (14) - - JAN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A strong black IPA, from my favorite brewery. Flavorful and toasty without being too boozy or abrasive. Highly drinkable and lighter on the charred character prevalent in this style. One of my go-to sixers.
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a super dark brown with just a hint of light getting through at the edges. Tons of roasted malt and milk chocolate up front on the nose, toasty, a bit of citrusy hoppiness, and a nice vanilla note. Lots of chocolate and a hint of coffee on the taste, toasted malt, earthy and citrusy bitterness, and some caramel. Quite tasty, but it seems a lot more like a stout than a black IPA.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with Cbuk1013. Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is earthy - grass, dirt. Taste is hoppy - bitter, bright notes of pine with some malt backbone.
One2remeber (201) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing BIPA aroma, fruity pepples (cascade, centennial), strong smoke.
Taste is real strong smoke, bacon, leather. Well done, malt taste a bit over cooked.
nsquishee (632) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid black IPA with smooth maltiness and lots of bitter hops. Finishes very dry with a peppery bitterness. Flavors of dark malts, bread, agave nectar, lemon, and black pepper.
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RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black poor with medium khaki head. Aroma is heavy hop and citrus. Just the right amount of hoppy citrus and malt notes in the taste. This is hands down one of the best Black IPAs iíve had. Excellent.
Sammy (9814) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent black IPa, from Champaneís. Black bodied, smooth, juicy more than roasty. A gem worth seeking out.