TheAlum (6027) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler on tap at the brewpub (Sawyer, MI). Pours a dark blackish brown hue, near opaque with glowing brownish edghes, a frothy offwhite head sits atop, laces small. Aromas are roasty malts and citrusy hops, florals, and toast. Some anise, subtle, and some good hops. Initial is medium bodied offering some ok roast and toast, a healthy citrusy hops. Grapefruit, lemons, oranges, florals cache into roast, toast, some subtle dark sweetness. A really great Black IPA, healthy hops of citrusy life with roast, toast, and a lack of body (which works in itís favor). Darker and roasty with a copious American hop slant. Finish is roasty, hoppy, lingering citrus and dryness. Very well done.
jredmond (5806) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Kramerís Campground Brewdown 2012. Pours a black body with nice beige lacing. Aroma is citric hops, light roast and cocoa. Mouthfeel is medium with nice carbonation and notes of citrus hops, light chocolate, roast, espresso and cocoa.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like the name. This is my second Greenbush, and it has "IPA" on the label, so I will (as a hopeless hop-head, be critical. Looking forward to the 85 IBU. Good pour, a dark, dark brown body with a tall sudsy head that slowly vanishes in chunks, pasting gobs of lace on the glass. Itís got a resinous, zesty aroma, very little of the malt coming through. The flavor starts with the malt, a bit of dark caramel (maybe), but is soon taken over by the sharp citrus, zest and pine tastes and a sturdy, growing bitterness. (Nice.) The hefty ABV doesnít really show itself until itís in the bloodstream. Good ale. Iím not really big on Black IPAs, but this is a repeater for me.
Sledutah (5480) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Manny57
Black with a medium sized beige head and some lacing. Aroma of pine, toasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and pine resin
Pailhead (5248) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, pine, and light roasted nuts. It pours dark brown with some reddish-orange highlights and a large beige head with great retention and lots of clumpy lacing. The flavor starts with chocolate and a touch of caramel. The finish has moderate roasted nuttiness and pine. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, itís a hoppy Porter. Calling it a Black IPA is a bit of a stretch...at least in terms of flavor profile.
nuplastikk (4808) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Big, real deal Black IPA. Opaque brown-black body. Big foamy beige head. Classic black chocolate mint aroma and flavor. Big and full bodied, with some serious chocolate covered hops. While it still seems like itís on the brink of infection, this is a pretty quality offering. Chunky, thick specialty malts. Solid.
Patrickctenchi (4379) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Trion:
Nearly black with a small tan head.
Scent is sharp coffee, roast...sharp hops.
Taste is nicely hopped, chocolate/coffee.
Moderate bitter for 85 IBU......
Very nicely done.
ben4321 (4322) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: Draft at Girl and the Goat, 7/5/14
Aroma: The nose is a nice mix of chocolate malts and pine/resiny hops
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a nice forth of tan/light brown head
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, nice balance, some sweetness, but leans bitter
Palate: The body is medium, it has a solid mouthfeel, smooth, with a decent dryness
A very nice example of the style overall. I enjoyed this beer, and I also thought it held up well with the food at this excellent restaurant.
wlajwl (4190) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is pine, dark malts and a hint of mint. The flavor is grapefruit, hop resin, tangy notes and a mild/medium spicy/heat finish.
Ernesto987 (4174) - Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to panantap for tossing in this extra, Smells like a hill farmstead beer. Good light roasty flavors. This is pretty tasty.