Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at the Boilmaker while sitting next to Shaun himself! It was dark in the bar but I'm assuming this is near black in color. Pour with a tan head. aroma is of roasted malts mixed with grapefruit and grassy hop notes. Has a mixed flavor that blends a coffee, piney abd citrus flavor profile. Well balanced and an amazing presentation of the style.
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daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nearly a black pour with a nice sized, sticky beige head. Toasted malts, citrus hops, some earthy kerosine notes. Flavor is hoppy but well balanced, citrus, earthy and light grassy notes. I love the integration of roasted malt and hops in this brew. Special stuff. Man I love HFS.
tom10101 (1817) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hill Farmstead. Almost black with a small persistent beige head and beautiful lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, grapefruit, pine, chocolate and herbal notes. Taste is about the same and alcohol is present. Medium body. Quite complex. A very good black IPA!
TheEpeeist (3047) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Teresa’s. Dark brown with bone froth. Nose is orange, caramel, grass, pine and pink grapefruit. Creamy medium body with a soft but vibrant tingle. Taste is bitter chocolate, orange peel and juniper. Finishing with dark roast coffee. Best black IPA i’ve tasted.
RoyalFlushing (321) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Boiler Maker. Poured a dark brown/black espresso with a medium tan head, and noticeable lacing. Aroma is big roasted malts, grapefruit, clementine, and grassy notes. Complex flavor profile includes roasted coffee beans, palatable espresso bittereness, piney hops, and hints of citrus. Extremely well balanced and drinkable despite complexity and ABV.
PhillyCraft (2578) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler Sample and on tap at Boilermaker for Hill Farm event. Pours a light black color with medium beige head and great lacing. Aromas of chocolate malts, pungent citrus hopping, caramel, grapefruit. Taste is a nice mixture of citrus fuel and pine from the Simcoe and some light toffee. Soft mouth for a black ipa. Another great beer from the HF dudes.
Jesterdeal (1467) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells sticky and hoppy. Citrus, apricot and caramel. Pours black with clean head. Tastes amazing! Bravo.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
swing top from ernesto!. pours crisp black with perfect white head. aroma of citrus, pine, grass and everything nice. taste was so nice and hoppy with a little roast coming through best black ipa i have yet to try
Johnsense (600) - - MAY 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour from a hill farmstead growler. Good head and lacing. Big roasty/hoppy aroma - Black coffee balanced out with grapefruit and pine. The flavor is every bit as big - Roasted malt and black coffee balanced with Pine, Grapefruit, some dark toffee. Medium body. A big beer - fair to call it a double Black IPA and a good one.
Sammy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Their self-capping bottle, re: half a growler. Very floral.A big roast, and also big citrus hops. The two are too much. Less hop kick may have been better and improved drinkability. Looks great at black body.Fuller mouthfeel.