kevinator (675) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was well done. Malty sweetness and hops that leave you guessing about what is to come. Very dark, in fact, I couldn’t see through it with a quickly dissipating head. A big mix of flavor with sticky sweetness and burnt malts, some caramel essence and big hops throughout. Syrupy palate. Nicely done.
BOSSbrewer (1252) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up a bottle in Talequah Oklahoma. Pours dark brown with a thick very creamy tan head. Almost looks like nitro. Aroma is hoppy with some roastiness. Flavor tastes like a good ipa with some roast instead of caramel. I don't generally like the style but this one works pretty well. Medium bodied and finishes dry.
artmcd8 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of slight pine and roasted coffee. Tastes slightly sweet to start with an intense hop bitterness at the finish. Medium body and medium high carb.
Hair6a11 (1260) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown with a very nice, fine bubbled, two finger khaki head into this glass. It retains well here, with fine cobwebs present. The nose is nice as well ; roasted coffee bean, chocolate malts, and piney hops are present as you’d expect. It works better than some, I believe. I found the flavor profile to be slightly more subdued than I’d like. Bittering pine initial, roasted coffee and chocolate moving forward, with modest caramel rounding it out. A lingering bittering rounds it out - its just lacking heft in the center.
umich03jm (1501) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to soonerchamps. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head that fades to a ring and leave nice oily webbing. Aromas are roasted malt, cocoa, grapefruit and flowers. Taste is very roasty with dry cocoa, lots of grapefruit, and some caramel. Finish is very floral, piney, and bitter to mix with the dark roast and cocoa. Medium to thick body with a very creamy mouthfeel. This is basically a hoppy, thick stout and I really enjoyed it.
Steve_0 (2122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the parentals with my dad. Pour is pitch black with a big brown head and great lacing. Big citrusy, lemony, grapefruity, lightly roasty, cocoa, orange peel, and floral aroma. Taste is very hoppy - big citrus, lemon verbena, orange peels, grapefruit - solid malt backbone - cocoa, roast, and caramel - with a big bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel with high carbonation. Really solid black IPA.
deekyn (992) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - pours as dark as a porter. Holy black ipa batman. No real head but a little ring of bubbles. S - soft floral and resiny piney hops with a sharp almost rye tone and some sweet malt notes. Almost catty. Simple and thick. M - fluffy carb. Bitter and dry with a sharp bite and lightly sweet end. Quite well balanced. Medium body and nicely round. T - dank hops, centennial hops. Dry bitter resin and grasses are first. A sharp front. The palate rolls to an I identified sweetness. Malty and lightly citrus. The end is bitter and dank. O - easily the best black ipa I've had yet. Smooth and drinkable. Not overly malty or hoppy. And so dark. 3.8
deyholla (5917) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of fresh pine hops with a bit of grass and a backing dark grain note. Flavor has more of a musty dark grain note with roasted malts, a good amount of pine and just a bit of resin.
MartzMimic (39) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black with a foamy white head that dissipates reasonably soon. Nose is of sweet, floral pine. The pine carries through to taste, along with chocolate, caramel, citrus and hops. The bitterness hangs around a bit. Medium mouth with a bit of carbonation. This is a nice black IPA. I’ve been searching for it a while, and it did not disappoint.
motherkucker (3) - tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probabky the best black ipa on the market. Biggest downfall is limited availability. When thus beer hits the you better act fast.
Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Dark brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and pine. The flavor is bitter pine, roasted malt, chocolate, cream and light smoke. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.