rcasta (841) - - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
buena birria, mi estilo. no le doy mejor puntaje porque el foam que hace aburre para tomarla
Iphonephan (4490) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear cola with an ecru head. Spicy nose. Flavors of grass and roasted nuts. Bitter finish.
GreatDane1632 (1026) - Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated based on notes taken 2 Aug 2012 -- I really dug this brew. The black IPAs are a brew I can get behind.
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
smallfry (166) - - JAN 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) The initial taste is actually pretty good but there’s a very bitter piney citrus aftermath that is totally at odds with it. Very unbalanced and a poorly-constructed black IPA attempt although not without some merrit.
dfearnley (1257) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of caramel, bourbon, roasted malt, and some citrus. Pours a deep red, almost brown with a thin long lasting off white head. Taste is loaded with malt, pine, with a little citrus and caramel. A nice bitter finish.
slowrunner77 (7099) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
"pours dark brown...little light gets through. very hoppy nose up front followed by rosted malt. feel is ok...a bit carbonated and a touch thin. flavor is pretty unique, even for a black ipa. it reminds me (slightly) of stone’s 13th av. ale, but like a redheaded stepchild, not really kin. but theres a weird spicy hop flavor not present in the aroma, it’s a bit weird but works with the heavy malt. finishes dry."
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good beer, but for the style, just above average. The problem is that this is too unbalanced. The malty notes strain to gain prominance, and there is very little roastiness that I come to expect from this style.
a_sully (272) - - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep crimson brown verging on black. Light white head. Aroma of hops, flavour of chocolate hops and aftertaste of pine.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bytemesis (4639) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear deep ruby amber with a medium beige head, creamy with nice lacing. Certainly the lightest black IPA I have poured to date, and noticeably out of character with the other reviews. Hmmmm. Aroma is cardboard forward, not a great sign, notes of carmel and pine, plus a bit of roast. Flavor unfortunately follows, medium sweet, medium bitter, roasty, caramel, pine, cardboard. Medium body, harsh bitter finish. After rating I noticed a tiny little hard to read brewed on date of 2/18/14, which may explain things. Kudos for dating, but lets shoot for legibility next time please?
Maverick34 (2584) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big bottle. Massive slowly exploding beige foam head. Honey, spice, cacao malts and a yeasty, almost brett funk which was odd on this one. An interesting black IPA.