HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. waxed bottle served in a Tank 7 tulip. Pours a deep brown/black with a finger of tan head. Some piney hops and chocolate malt in the aroma. Nice amount of hop bitterness with a long lingering finish of chocolate malt. Drying from the hops and malt. On the thinner side of medium. Easy drinking, solid beer.
thomas15 (672) - USA - APR 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i could smell the aroma from where my face was when pouring. crisp fresh citrusy pine. on closer smell some malt comes through an exciting deep hop smell. when it pours it just looks thick. beautiful deep black with tan two finger head. as good as a beer could look especially for this style. it is pitch black.this beer is densely hopped, citrus and piney resinous hops dominate the initial taste and blend with a strong malt that has evident roast and hints of coffee.
unexpectedly one of the best black ipa’s i’ve ever had. up there with the best. super aggressive beer that is very well done.
ReggieDunlap (3009) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a medium tan/mocha head...nice bottom up forming head...great lacing and retention. Aroma has nice hoppiness and some chocolate and burnt wood...maybe the faintest hint of citrus creeping in. Flavor has great charred woody notes and dark chocolate with nice bitterness...faint spicy citrus. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty and dry with charred woody notes...lingering. awesome! May be my favorite BIPA!
jeff789 (1406) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown decent sized tan head... Big citrus aroma with subdued roast and sweetness... Lively medium full bodied... Grassy green quality initially overpowers any citrus from the aroma... Decent beer but I wish it were a bit roastier...
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed at the Black Friday Tasting courtesy of swillbur pouring up deep mahogany supporting up a tan like foam head. The aroma offers up pine and grapefruit like hoppiness as well as dark roasted malts and a bit of spicy black strap molasses. The taste is refreshingly good with some dark roasted malts, citrusy grapefruit hops, pine hops and hints of cherry like sweet dark fruity esters. D-Lish Black IPA.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one quite surprised me .. big brown bottle .. . pours a medium brown . . medium foam, light lacing .. . lots of forest fired pinecone and burnt caramel .. . smooth and easy to drink, good stuff!! .. . . It’s a huddle guys, huddle, latin for round..
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber picked up in Oklahoma City for me by DenverLogan (thanks Logan) poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasdting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, grapefruit, pine and skunk bud. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, grapefruit, pine, tangerine and light tropical fruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty citrus finish.
jkwalking05 (3633) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with a good sized tan head. Lots of pine and floral aromas with a hint of roasted malts. Taste is of pine, oranges, roasted malts, chocolate, with a bitter hop finish.
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark look, black in color, tan head. The smell is pine, citrus, hops, not as much roast as expected, good hop aroma. The taste is hoppy, somewhat bitter, some roast, pine, and fruits.
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black Friday tasting. Man this was a nice brew! Pours a dark brown color. Tan head. The wonderful mix of hops and dark malt is awesome in this brew. Alcohol is well hidden. Bravo!