Sublym (78) - Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow, how did this get rated ad high as it did? This beer has a weird corriander/pine/black pepper taste to it. Almost not an ipa? Call it your winter brew and I would understand. Never thought id meet a black ipa I didnt like but I did. Almost has a farmhouse taste to it, but wait...i like farmhouse ales? Is this the first black farmhouse ipa? (keep in mind, I rate my beers for what they are , like ipa , porter, black ipa, ect., ect. Im rating this as a black ipa. Its not a bad beer, just not a black ipa.)
Msavage235 (90) - - AUG 24, 2012
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Way overrated. This beer was ice cold when I had it so that might have stifled some of the flavor but nothing really stood out to me. This beer isn’t horrible but I expect more from a Black IPA. Go ahead and skip.
BK7 (622) - Turner, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. A hoppy brew with light toasted malt. Sweet and syrupy as it got warmer. Finish is a bit lacking.
high_on_hops (469) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep brown with an off-white head and lacing. It has a mild aroma of toasted malt and citrus hops. The flavor has some hops up front and in the background but the dark malts take over quickly, leading to an interesting malty/hoppy finish. This one is definitely more mild than most other black IPAs I've tried.
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ICEatALAMO (783) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Pours a dark brown with a decent amount of head. The aroma is has some hop, but a lot of malt and munich for sure, almost smells more like a farmhouse. The taste carries some of those farmhouse attributes. More unique than a lot of the other black ipas that I have had.
coolpop (1284) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium-sized light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, resinous, citrusy hops. Flavor leans toward the malt; hops are less pronounced than in the nose. Medium mouthfeel.
stephenj007 (103) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great looking beer in the glass. Thick, tan pillowy head. Redddish, molasses color, transparent with some light bubbles.
Mild aromas of sweet, mildly smoked roasted grains, a bit of bananna and bittersweet chocolate. More malty than hoppy, a nice departure from what you expect.
Taste is fairly sweet up front, rolls to a mildly bitter, bite of sour finish. Refreshing, yet it bites back a bit on the finish.
Slightly fizzy, with a slick finish that stays around.
I would say this is a very nice departure from the usual IPA’s recently. Not overpowering in the hops flavors, well balanced, would go well with any beef or bbq meal.
Nicely done brew.
bconch (249) - - JUL 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taken from old notes. Black pour with a citrusy nose. Taste is smooth with a subdued hop profile that comes alive on the finish. Malts are mixes nicely to balance out the hops.
MadRobin (1403) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 1/2 pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Opaque, very deep brown with minimal head and fair lacing.
Aroma of pine, grapefruit, lemon and a touch of roast malt.
Taste of pine, citrus, grapefruit, cocoa and roasted malt. Hoppy, but not a hop bomb. Roasted malt flavors follow the initial hop bitterness. Never sweet, but never overly bitter. An interesting balance of citric and piney hops with roasted malt flavors.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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Bricktop86 (475) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 20, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a ton of thick white head. I’m getting a lot of strange aromas from this one; cinnamon, pepper, bubblegum, earthy, flowery and peanut butter? Flavors are roasted malt some floral and earthy hops and bubblegum? Peanut butter? And bananas?
Half way through a glass of this i figured out the strange flavors to be brett. It works in this beer but this is the second infected beer I have had from this brewer and this will be the last.