mikedR (360) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Could be my favorite black IPA. Almost stout like in consistency and base flavor. But then, the bitterness, the hoppiness! Very good stuff. Not the prototypical black IPA -- forges its own category.
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savnac (2056) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Ohso. Dark brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of citrus, coffee, pine and chocolate. Flavor is bitter roast and hops with some chocolate and caramel malt, very light alcohol warming. Medium body with a long, bitter finish. Pretty nice Black IPA, really bitter but balanced out by the malt and alcohol.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Labeled "Lost Highway Black IPA." Pours a deep brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toast, pecan, pine, orange, brown sugar, and earth. Flavor of floral, earthy hops, resin, toast, tea, and nuts. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty, bitter mouthfeel. Different take on the style but it works.
DesertDevil (194) - Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a growler. Deep brownish-black color. Aroma of anise and peppery roasted malt. Dry roasty start followed by a nice, sweet chocolate note with a hint of peppercorn. Quite dry on the palate, but it fits the style. It could use a bit more hop bite considering it’s a black IPA, but it’s still an enjoyable brew.
heyprobrewing (31) - Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious. Tap at Pine Canyon. Pitch black with roast and hop aroma. Palate is full bodied but not overly roasted or sweet. Well balanced with a ton of piney hops to go with the body. Well done
JPDurden24 (1081) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with an off white head. Roasty and hoppy aromas, Taste is hoppy and smooth. Really enjoyable.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewery 4/23/12.
dark pour with some reddish tints.
a+f= the black ipa i don’t care for.... a mix of ash, roast, grapefruit, citrus and charred cream.
medium bodied with soft carbonation but spiciness helps it out. 6/4/6/3/14
DrinkinInFlag (3) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the better double IPA’s that northern AZ has to offer. Complex flavor with a smooth, crisp hop finish.
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daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, light head. Nice roasted malt and hop aroma. Flavor is smooth, medium hop bite, balanced by some nice malts. Pretty damn good!
BOLTZ7555 (2378) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the AZ Strong Beer Fest. Dark mahogany pour with a small khaki head. Mild level of hops with subtle grapefruit, candied orange, and caramel. Brown sugar and toasted nuts as well. Not the hoppiest of black IPA’s but I have to say that the beer was tasty. Medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation.