kevobutler (18) - USA - NOV 10, 2012
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma- smells terrible for an ipa. Definitely an aroma present, but smells atypical of northwest ipaís.... More like a damp, mildew filled basement or something.
Appearance- looks nice, not black... Dark brown with a tan rocky head.
Taste- offensive to my palate. Maybe this was infected or something. Phenolic, plasticy... These terrible off flavors cover up anything that may be good underneath.
Palate- lacking in body and way over carbonated. Slightly astringent.
Overall- I can hardly believe that this is a commercial beer. When I saw the score of 90, I was floored. This beer is a drain pour. The only reason why I drank half of it was for these tasting notes. I seriously want my 4.50 for the bomber back. Awful!
LearninBeer (333) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is a bit hops and some malts, bread, chocolate and spruce. Pours a black with a slight red hint with a big creamy head and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter and a slight umami. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation a touch flat and the finish abrupt. Overall I felt it came up lacking, not enough hops and a little too much of the malts, the combination wasnít good.
dukeofunk (2) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex yet simple. Hoppy and happy.roasty, caramel, citrus, herbs, earthy, alcohol, vanilla,
Foxbush (1215) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 22 oz bottle The black IPAs are new style that i have grown to like. This is a good one. The ale pours with a large tan head and nice lacing. The color is brown to black that you see light clearly through the glass. The aroma is mixture of some coffee and citrus. the medium body ale has average carbonation. The taste of roasted malts and coffee greet you with every sip. A bitter edge adds texture and lenght to the finish. This is a very drinkable black IPA.
Masterkush7 (373) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12. oz bottle. Pours with a thick brownish head that does last. Looks dark brown in appearance, dark but not opaque. Aroma of roasted grains. A little chocolate. Some hop aroma. Tastes sweet up front. Bitterness in the end. It was decent
maltman53 (197) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a huge, lacy tan head. Grapefruit hops and roasty malts in the aroma. Burnt dark malts on the palate along with sharp citrus hops. Lingering bitterness on the finish. Iím not a fan of this style but if you are this is a good one.
CopterScott (83) - Kansas, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with and enormous chunky off-white head that persists. malty aroma with some hopes. Flavor is roasted malt with some floral and pine hops. Starts out very fizzy but calms down to medium carbonation.
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a pretty decent black IPA. Very roasty, some sharp bitterness. Dark appearance with a huge head.
Luvystypotables (383) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of hops and grains with a hint of pepper. Taste of hops and black pepper with a slightly metallic palate. Dark brown colour with a full rich head.
mike5326 (660) - 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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Handypaul (161) - - 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.