DrnkMcDermott (2792) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
$4.49 bomber at Trader Joe’s. Pours with a big smell of dried hops. Black thick body with a slightly off-white head, though a bit more ocher to the pouring part. Nose when I’m drinking is strong on Amarillos or Citras. A fruity ale background builds on some grapefruit hop character. A bit grainy, with warming alcohol along the background. Great value.
BadAprilia1000 (259) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very brownish black color with a thin head. Aromia is hops, grapefruit, floral, small pine, burning rubber. Taste is espresso, coffee beans, dark chocolate, citrus. Overall a very bitter but drinkable beer, not as malty as most of the style.
rumproasts (2852) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. near black with two finger head. i’m some what over the black ipa trend, but this is outstanding. rather light body for the style. definitely a malty ipa rather than a hoppy stout. awesome hops.
crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black body with a tan head that had great lace and retention. Aroma was of roasted malts and mostly grapefruit hops there was enough pine hops and a bit of mango. Flavor had mostly grapefruit hops. Roasted malts seem restrained and the pine hops provided enough balance. Easy to drink.
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phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Root Cellar. Pours an opaque brown with a finger of khaki head that leaves heavy lace in the glass. Notes of dark chocolate, citrus fruits (orange peel, mostly), earth, tobacco, toast, cocoa powder, dark fruits, and leaves. Light-medium bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a roasty, chalky mouthfeel. Earthy black IPA. Drinks nicely.
Travlr (11016) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty much black, bright off white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, chocolate. Taste is cocoa, bitter pine. Delicious.
undsioux7 (796) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From hazy memory, but I remember this being a pretty classic black IPA where everything was in good balance, but it was just missing something to put it over the top and make it sublime.
hombrepalo (1824) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours near black with a chalky brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of musty dark grains with light roast and an earthy pine backbone. Flavor begins with a pine and dark grain combination and finishes with a bit of roasted malt.
Shot (132) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Pours black with a huge beige head. Aromas of floral hops and hay. Flavors are floral hops, cocoa, dark fruits, nuttiness, bready tones. Delicious!
maley1 (780) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Dark brown murky pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, grapefruit, pine, hops and faint caramel. Taste of caramel, roasted malts, slight fruits, pine, hops and grapefruit. Full bodied, medium carbonation, long sticky hop finish. Something not quite right with this one.
vandc01 (60) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber with no date on it.
Aroma - deep tropical notes, with a hint of coffee.
Appearance - Typical Lagunitas beer - very great looking.
Taste - Very crisp. Very smooth with a nice smooth aftertaste.
Palate - great lingering taste
Overall - very good black ale.