TimE (4836) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lots of pale malt, old ale, slightly sour, cherries and oranges. The mouth feel is just a bit odd, almost metallic (thanks Marc!). Very little bitterness. Overall not that impressed. Just all over the place.
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I wonder if I am tiring of this style already? This was a bit simple and a bit divided for me. Appearance is deep reddish brown with some light coming through, a nice creamy head, good lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine hops, pretty standard IPA profile nothing surprising. Hint of roast as it warms. Taste is first IPA citrus/ pine then a small amount of shallow roast. Palate is thin IPA like. Overall this is solid but not surprising or unexpected. THe roast and IPA seem separate and both seem really standard, when you are tasting hops it tastes like every other IPA when you are tasting roast it is super thin and not subtle at all.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ehhh.............................................. IPA and Dog, I was sold. But, the experience...more like the smush and push of BIPAs; you know, it’ll do.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep clear copper with a strong ivory colored head. Aroma is biscuity malt, grapefruit, some earthy notes. Taste is slightly toasted biscuits and grapefruit with noticeable alcohol presence. Body is medium, silky, soft carbonation, long bitter grapefruit ethanol finish. Overall, a reasonable example of the style but nothing crazy.
Oakes (14884) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of a murky chestnut brown with a thin bubbly head. The aroma is very toasty and earthy, both from malt and hops. Toasty palate with earthy hops, a dull bitterness and unfortunately not much brightness. Gets chewy towards the finish, possibly with some alcohol. Just needed something for me to latch onto.
maxwelldeux (4313) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured with an overwhelmingly thick head, and the color is a dark amber. Good hoppiness to the smell of the beer, though I get more of a mix of maltiness and hops in the taste. Slightly harsh up front, but an easy finish to the brew.
jandd1983 (3690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of citrus, roasted malts and some pine. The taste was of hops and roasted maltiness. A very good Black IPA.
coolpop (1394) - 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.
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks brownish black. Smells mostly hoppy with a hint of dark malts. Tastes pretty good. Balanced for a American Black but not amazing
nuplastikk (5675) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber. Pours a deep brown/stained glass red color. Big, thick, foamy head. Sweet dark malt and syrupy hop aroma. The taste is odd, not quite what I had hoped for in the style. Harsh soapy hops with a sugary sweet malt background. A little disappointing, but the brown sugary sweetness kind of saves it. Unique at best.