fordest (2133) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Santee Bluegrass Festival. 2nd of two black IPAs on the field today. The aromas and flavors were very subtle from what I expect from an IPA. They were hoppy and citrus, just a little understated I think.
lusikka (7599) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ the brewpub, San Diego, CA. Pours a cola brown colour with a small head. Aroma of honey melon, citrus and some roastiness. Flavour of crisp citrusy bitterness, licorice, roastiness, leather and grass. Full bodied. Rich and strong.
laiti (7706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ the brewpub, San Diego. Aroma is sweetish with rye tones and resiny malt. Flavour has leathery notes, rye, licorice and some resin. Finishes with strong lingering hoppiness. A solid BIPA.
olio (8071) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ brewpub, San Diego.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Licorice and dark fruits on the nose, piney hops and some orange. Caramel malt flavor, salmiac, hops and resin. Decent, hides alcohol well.
tiong (5229) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mike Hess North Park, San Diego, CA
Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth white head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, coffee, chocolate, hints of grassy hops. Taste is heavy, roasty and hoppy with some salty licorice, chocolate, coffee and hops. Finish is smooth, slightly roasty and malty with some licorice. Okay, quite heavy black IPA.
joeneugs (4453) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the North Park location. It pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. The aroma has roasted malt, toast and some citrus. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malt with a little floral/piney bitterness. I would’ve thought this was just a hoppy porter. Not bad.
Marheb (3384) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(En fût à la brasserie North Park): Chocolat lointain perdu dans une torréfaction résineuse et herbacée. Le corps est bien rond et facilite les choses mais on sent un peu trop bien l’alcool.
BelgianBeerGal (3457) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub/industrial workshop. Awesome dark pour with a solid head of tiny brown bubbles. Nice aroma of dark malt and light hops. Great balanced flavor that reminds me of Mandarin oranges with a lingering bitterness. Very nice.
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro at the Tasting Room. Pitch black beer with a great lasting beige head. Hoppy licorice aroma, caramel, grassy, floral, cocoa, chocolate, citrus, some pine. Chocolate flavor, licorice, caramel, hops, citrus, pine, floral, cocoa, mango notes. Very nice Black IPA.
skmikeg (1407) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with brown edges and one finger tam head. Aroma is of roasted malts, coco, espresso, citrus, ans some rye. Taste is similar to aroma but is hoppier and features some nice pine and citrus hop notes to balaced our the hops. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, medium long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty, pretty drinkable black IPA.