bigguns22 (527) - Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is bottled great looks great. Beer tasted better then it looks in bottle. Pour is dark brown with a med tan head. Aroma is hoppy and malty. Full flavored and great hop profile with a smokey finish. Gains greatly by warming up gives more full hop flavors.
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GTAEgeek (940) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 L bottle. Dark hazy, muddy brown, with a big, beige head, and thick lacing. The aroma is light chocolate, toffee, resin, and pine. The flavor is malty and sweet, with a good, mellow bitterness. Medium body, sticky, creamy, and a little astringent. Overall, this is a beautiful, nicely balanced beer.
pintbypint (2272) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 750ml black flip top bottle. Pours deep brown, large tan head. Lighter appearance than I was expecting. Notes of fruit and citrus in the aroma. Taste has citrusy hops, some toasty malts and light roast in the finish. Dryish, nice late bitterness, some grapefruit aftertastes. Good beer, could be roastier for my tastes...
Ferris (1245) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Toasted malts and earthy hops with a malt backbone. Super thick head and jet amber. Candy hops with a slight malt richness, as an IPA great, but as CDA doesn’t have the roasted malts I was looking for.
Lupulucid (168) - - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Moab Black Imperial IPA pours a dark walnut and has plenty of malt expression. Hops add some flavor but more bitterness. I couldn’t find a date on the bottle but I wouldn’t be surprised if the hops had faded a bit in this bottle. Bitterness was a bit out of balance.
Iphonephan (2211) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared in Virginia. Pours a murky brown with a thick ecru head with lots of lacing. Caramel malt nose. Grassy hop flavors. Light bitter finish.
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big one quart swing top growler. Pours a hazy, deep garnet amber with some creamy, slightly off white head. Classic black IPA nose, if there is such a thing, dust, pine, some bread, a little orange, pine cone, soap. Flavor is crisp, pithy orange, light grapefruit rind, pine, dusty, a little dried wood. Medium bodied, dry finish.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1Q, thanks travlr. Medium beige head atop murky brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some caramle, roast, light milk chocolate. Medium body, some acidity.
radagast83 (3748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Travlr! Poured a slightly dark brown color with a off-white head. Aroma was bitter, earthy hop notes, some sharp chocolate and creamy notes. As it warmed it got pretty good. Silky. Good!
Travlr (9825) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods P Street. Murky very dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of toasted pine needles dipped lightly in chocolate. Taste is smooth, rich, chocolatey with roasted coffee decent stuff.
wildbeercat (259) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at a tasting.
Aroma: Light malt, more toasted than roasted. Moderate citrus-y hop presence.
Appearance: Translucent dark brown (not black) with a frothy tan head. Good lacing.
Taste: This one was kind of one sided; it was malty, but not very hoppy. I like the contrast typical of black ipas, and I just didn’t get it here. It was good, but it was kind of a let-down.
Palate: Medium/full body. Kind of a sticky texture.
Overall: A black ipa that’s brown, one-sided, and somewhat disappointing.