Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
Share this beer with friends!
While the style is an oxymoron, this ale is an variation of our "Loose Cannon" IPA with an obvious dark note.
Available Jan - March

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dliberto (138) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Drank from bottle. Smells just like there loose cannon IPA. Tastes a lot like loose cannon, but it has a coffee flavor to it. Honestly, I prefer loose cannon more. By no means is this a bad beer but overall it feels weak. Good but nowhere near the awesomeness of loose cannon

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DLSloan87 (3) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2013 does not count
Pours very dark. Medium head. Malty and bitter. Just the way I like it. By far my favorite black IPA...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (671) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 10, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark deep brown, medium head and decent lacing. Aroma is a nice combination of malts and hops. Taste has a nice bitterness to it but it is well balanced with the sweetness of the malt. Not bad, nice and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1982) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2013
12oz bottle from June 2013 - pours black with tan head. Roasty, floral, chocolate and caramel. Fairly bitter from the hops and roast. A tad thin for the style. Long roasted coffee finish. Allez les Bleus - thanks Ribery!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1796) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle. This is a pretty limp black IPA without much to set it apart from the rest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2013
On tap @ Mudville 9. Deep dark and brown in the glass with a small eventually islandy light brown top. It has nice tones of chocolate, sweetness, roasted malts and a little bit of coffee on the nose this. In the taste it’s a little bit yeasty fruity with nuts and dry cocoa. Soft prickling carbonation level and the mouthfeel is light oily. More traces of chocolate and chocolate paper, but it feels a bit thin perhaps? A nice quite roasted and lasting aftertaste on this one that I really like. 20.06.2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3843) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Draught at Lexington Beerworks. Chocolate and roast black IPA. Creamy body and finish. Pretty smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Sampled during CBC 2013. Deep brown pour, almost black, with a small tan head. Roasted malts on the aroma, ash, coffee, and mild chocolate, with a bit of pine and dank. Better flavor, more hop character, touches of citrus, pine, and dank, with a nice balance of roasted malts. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frovigalning (2926) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle from a friend. Fruity and dark malty smell. Similar taste. The hops have problems getting through the dark malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhgrantjr (416) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Poured from a bottle, dark brown, almost black, with little to no head. Aroma of licorice and malts, even a floral aspect comes out from the hops. Flavor is roasted malts, bitter chocolate, some pine, but I didn't detect that in the smell. Well balanced and good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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  5 6 7 » 28

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50