MechanicalMind (22) - Crawley, West Sussex, - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a chocolate head that settles to a thin ring. On the schnoz is tropical fruit, mango, apricot, roasty slightly smokey coffee if you sniff hard enough. Not a heavy mouthfeel which is representative of the ABV, but doesn’t lack flavour, sweet up front, candied fruit, with the hoppy piney bitterness creeping up on you at the finish. Obviously it doesn’t have the smack-you-in-the-face flavour of a 7% BIPA, but as the bottle says; sessionable BIPA. Indeed!
andrepintado (2726) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl can from beermerchants. Color is dark. Head is medium and beige. Medium to thin body. Finish is dry. Light carbonation. Aroma is chocolate, roasted, hoppy, resin, cacao, mango.
CraftBeerNick (1920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at home, 10th September 16. Pours black with a nice white head. Aroma is bitter hop, citrus, grapefruit, cocoa, burnt malts. Taste is full, bitter grapefruit, citrus, chocolate, malts, slight cararmel. This is great, especially considering the very low ABV. Great BIPA
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sample at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Thanks Shmupi. Dark brown. Aroma of "green" and piney hops, and some roast. Flavor has faint sweetish note, roast, and bitter piney and "green" hops. Medium-bodied. Nice.
LazyPyro (569) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml can. Jet black appearance with a one-two finger tan head. Aroma: citrus hops, grapefruit, malt, pine, some roasty/coffee notes. Taste: exactly as the aroma. Really silky smooth palate, bitter finish. Fantastic beer, love the fact it’s session strength as well.
GoufCustom (1615) - HONG KONG - JUL 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml can bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Looks: Opague blackish brown colour with a cloud of misty yeast particles; One finger head with crumpety beige foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Beautiful sticky lacing and near zero carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant rich dark malt, with strong grapefruits, passion fruits, floral, light honey, caramel, strong toffee, cream, chocolate, strong pine, resins, biscuits, yeast, strong lemon and strong grass.
Taste: Light sweet rich dark malt, with strong wheaty tartness, strong grapefruits, floral, caramel, strong toffee, dark chocolates, light cream, light molasses notes, strong pine, resins, dry biscuits, yeast, strong lime, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.
Body: Medium body. Creamy and oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: Undeniably rich dark maltyness in a very smooth and creamy background, despite strong presence of tart wheatyness. A web of strong tastes including grapefruits, toffee, caramel, pine, resins and chocolates linger to the tongue. Biscuity with strong lime to round. Excellent!
Hoppiness: Strong grapefruits, passion fruits, floral, strong pine, resins, strong lemon and strong grass in nose. Strong grapefruits, floral, strong pine, resins, strong lime and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, high astringent grassy malty finish.
After Taste: Quite dry. Creamy and chocolate bitter to mouth.
Comments: Session Black IPA, how about that? This one dark maltyness and grapefruit hops are so rich in aroma that they literally fight each other to please my nose. Taste is just as strong and sparkling with distinctive chocolates, toffee and milk being matched closely with grapefruits, lime and ooze. This brewer is specialist in making bone fide session beers. In Moor we trust!
gegwilson (3200) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Indpendant Spirit, Bath. Deep mahogany with a nice big frothy cream head. Lovely pine aroma. The taste has lots of resinous pine ove r choclate. Very tasty.
Lowenbrau (3207) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml can @La Taberna de Hank, Luanco. 27-06-2016.
In short: nice BIPA.
Hoppy nose, herbal, grassy, with little roasty notes. Meidum body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is agian balanced towards the hop side, pine, resins, herbal, with noticeable roasty and coffee notes. Good.
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown to black with tall light tan head. Aroma of coffee and citrus, light chocolate and mild roasted malt. Taste is medium roasty and coffee bitter, light citrus notes, bitterness building up in the finish. Light and very smooth body with soft carbonation.
colui72 (661) - HONG KONG - JUN 15, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours black with a huge and thick beige cream. Really thick, one can eat it with a spoon (I’ve tried it, no jokes). Aroma is roasted malts, floral, citrus and coffee. Smooth and medium bodied, in the palate feels lots of roasted malts, notes of coffee, some tropical fruit. Dry hoppy finish. Lovely.
MrTipple (3586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark roast coffee, floral and pine hops, dark bread. Black, small, creamy, off-white head. Light bitter. Black filter coffee, fruity and piney hops, quite bitter finish. Decent Black IPA, well-balanced and fairly intense despite the low ABV. Can from Independent Spirit, Bath.