alexsdad06 (6881) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized fluffy beige head. The aroma and flavor have good roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with the hop profile showing grapefruit citrus, earthy, and resiny notes. I thought it was good, but leaned more toward a hoppy porter than a true black ipa.
DrSilverworm (8363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Very dark brown color, near-black. Good thin khaki kind of tan head. Dots and bits of lace. Slight red hue. Medium-plus body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Awesome hop aroma... Awesome tropical piney grapefruity citrus aroma. Love that galaxy hop. Hint of pine. Good moderate zest, light sweet, bigger bitter taste. A very satisfying black IPA. Good, complex malt and hop profile. Great stuff, especially for a 6%... Great big flavor for that ABV.
b3shine (6520) - Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to taster (shared with the group; thanks DuffMan. Looks good; a translucent dark brown with beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, and hops with some toastiness as well. Tastes like it smells, but not as robust or hoppy. Average on the palate. Good beer.
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was great. Aromas of citrus hops with roasted malt and slight coffee/dark chocolate. Tastes amazing and balanced. With a great hop presence. I love galaxy hops.
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TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with tan foamy head. Roasty aroma with some hops. Fairly dry with roastiness. Mid range body. Enjoyable.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a thick porous head. Light body. Light scent. Light roasted flavour and nice hops. Hops don’t scream or jump. Nice drinker.
kbudd19 (857) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. black pour, nice finger or two of of white coloured head. Aroma, lots of dark roasted malts, coffee, some slight sweetness and mild hop character. Taste, roasted malts up front, some nice hoppiness towards the middle, bitter roasty aftertaste. Nice stuff!
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seems to be a close relative of the Half Pints Stir Stick Stout and Little Scrapper IPA. Lots of hops. Citrus hints. A touch of chocolate and coffee. Nicely balanced. Beautiful head with lots of lacing. Well made.
cards04 (2217) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy moly this is good. Been on my want list for awhile. Pours pitch black with creamy off white head and a ton of lacing. Beautiful. Great fresh green aromas. Vegetal and piney. This is so smooth and drinkable. Nice roasty and earthy flavors with some hop influence. World class black IPA.
ljthiessen (700) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the King’s Head Pub for the launch of the new 2014 batch. Delicious hop aromas, with some caramel and roasted malt rounding out the citrus and pine notes. Flavour is big on hops with resinous notes, orange peel, and caramel and light coffee. Very nicely balanced sweetness and bitterness. Likely the best black IPA I’ve ever tried.