mike5326 (1139) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Light brown color, huge off white frothy head. Medium floral hops aroma. Medium body with a hop and pepper taste with a crisp finish.
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Bookseeb (130) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance has a nice dark brown amber color supporting a thick supporting head leaving fair lace. Smell has a nice balance of the malt and citric piney hop aroma. Taste is predominant black malt coming through with the sweeter palt malt coming through balanced by the hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. One of the more enjoyable BIPA Iíve had.
Bamsen78 (4395) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Smoke and Barrel, Washington, D.C. Pours hazy very dark chocolate brown with small light tan head. Clear, bitter aroma with notes of roast and malt. Roasty flavour with sweetish notes of malt. Coffee-like aftertaste. Nice but I have tried better beers within this style.
TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish head with a dark but clear body that allows more light to pass through than expected. Roastiness in the aroma mixed with candy like caramel malt coming through. The hops show up after that, but not potent enough to turn it bitter. I prefer this to other black IPAs with bigger hop kick but suspect some hop fans will think it's not enough.
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Reimer96 (1513) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ear brown color with a big frothy light brown head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops, roasted malts & a bit of cocoa. Taste is pine, citrus, chocolate, roasted barley and even more pine on the finish. Excellent black ipa with a great balance of roasted malts and citrus hops.
stevoj (2880) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bomber. Almost black, clear dark brown with humongous beige rocky head, fluffy lacing, head at leas 1 inch over the lip of the glass. Floral, citrusy hops with some roasty malt in the background. Wonderful!
Handypaul (324) - - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours brown with a pale beige head thatís mostly lasting which leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, fabulously fresh, fragrantly floral. Really great aroma! Lightly sweet, light to medium bitter taste, and dark malts. Medium body, average carbonation, thin to oily texture and a bitter finish. Aroma blows me away! Worth revisiting.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a really dark brown with a little light shining through and a small beige ring of foam around the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa and citrus. Flavour is citrus, pine, roasted malts, cocoa, and some malty sweetness.
Dal9000 (285) - Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours with a huge solid head. Actually mild for being so dark. It's a combo of IPA citrus pine with a light caramel taste. And the head was still there when I finished the glass.
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Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber (date of 7/2/12) - pours black with huge ivory head and skeletal lacing. Nose is resin, citrus and roast. I was reluctant to write citrus. Lots more IPA and less Black. Disappointing for a style I like and brewery I respect. A good brew nonetheless. all kinds of bitterness and latent sweetness. Iím amazed to find out Iím giving this a 3.7 but I stand with my rating.