Dogbrick (11476) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. Pours reddish-brownish-black with a medium fluffy light beige head that diminishes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of sweet roasted malt and resiny hops. The finish is piney hops up front and leaves a sweet malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Great maltiness in this one but the hops just arenít bold enough to support them properly in a black ipa.
Sammy (11170) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Somewhat disapointing for the style, as a beer. Fresh bottle from Zyn in Calgary. Black body, high IBU, more roastiness in he flavour. Lacey Lots of really roasty as in burnt parts. Hops and citrus in finish. Lace rings. Grows on me, but I am just OK on it.
slowrunner77 (10098) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark and chewy, with a nice mocha meets grapefruit thing going on on the nose and the palate. Super solid black ipa from a brewer I expected less from.
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hopworks Bikebar. Pours a dark ruby brown with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is anise and chocolate. Medium mouth, rich malt, chocolate, light bitteness, good.
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Ben! Pours a clear dark brown with a deep earthy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount grassy and pine hops with a bit of roast and dark grains. Flavor has a nice combination of roasted malts, dark grains and a bit of resinous pine hop. A bit of a creamy mouth feel.
jercraigs (9835) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2015-06-03. Very dark brown body with a moderate tan head and nice lace. 3+ Aroma of musky leafy green hops, whisper of roast. Flavour is moderately bitter, light roast and green hop character. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay. On tap at Underground Tap House, Edmonton.
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled (draught) at the SpringBeerFest in Portland. Deep walnut brown, amber highlights. Aroma of resin, capsicum, burnt malts. Palate equally showcases earthy roast and leafy bitter hops. An excellently balanced black IPA with heaps of character that really SHOWS its blackness. I find many black IPAs hide the dark malts under a boatload of hops, but this one lets everything shine through beautifully. A standout.
phaleslu (9376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from curly- thanks, Jason! Pours a dark copper-brown with a big, foamy tan head. Aroma of citrusy hops, toasted malts, powdery chocolate, and dust. Flavor of citrusy hops, grapefruit, roasted malts, wood, chocolate, and coffee. Light-medium bodied, with a citrusy, bitter, toasty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Really nice take on the style, and Iíve been impressed with everything from HUB Iíve tried so far.
3fourths (9136) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft. deep brown with cola colored edges and a tan head. up front itís licorice astringent black patent and roast with cheesecloth yeast / hop character... so it has the bitterness of the roasts grains with an oily soy sauce flavor, and a terribly thinning and acidic / fizzy texture. weak malt structre throughout, and lacks pretty much any aromatic hop character
expected in IPA.