emacgee (4244) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very nice and clean garnet brown and sits mahogany in the glass with ruby tinted edges. A soft pour generates two fingers of sticky sandy tan head. The nose is very nice with some resinous notes and soft citrus with lightly chocolatey notes. Flavor shows the soft fruity notes and a touch of alcohol, notes of citrus zest on the finish. Medium light body with a gentle carbonation and zesty bitterness on the finish.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown with a tan head. This beer tastes like dirt and grass, but not in a way that is too off putting...if that’s possible. Some hop mixed in there too. Bitter at the end.
Mittenator (1501) - Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Garnet with a tan head. Big, earthy and hop aromas. Earthy and odd malt and hop bitterness.
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle acquired by the wife in Madison. Pour is deep brown with a frothy cream head and great lacing. Marshmallow, roast, grapefruit, candied oranges, bready, and herbal aroma. Taste is hoppy, somewhat husky, toasty, grapefruit, pine, a hint of chocolate and grainy with a light bitter finish. Full mouthfeel with medium carbobation. Decent black IPA, but nothing really stands out to me.
AdamJackson (3262) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another gusher from New Glarus. Pours almost black. Nose smells just like a regular IPA with only a hint of roast and charcoal. Simple bitterness, lots of piney and nutty aspects. Actually a little creamy in the mouthfeel.
cpnelson30 (3) - - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is one of my favorite Black IPA's even though it is not a standard IPA's. Very fruity aroma with a black licorice taste and nice long finish.
italianjohn (2420) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a quarter to half inch off white head and thick striped lacing ... aroma is all the way piney and citrusy hop oils .... taste is very balanced however and of sweet caramel malts, chocolate, roasted malts along with a nice piney/citrusy hop flavor ... mouthfeel is roasted and oily with that slick hop oil ... finish is bitter and roasted with a slight lingering bitterness ..... solid and more of a balanced Black IPA
Christpuncher (1635) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A super tasty black ipa. Really fruity and pours almost black. Really hoppy and has a nice bitter finish.
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mikedR (1455) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite style. This is an interesting take on black IPAs. Not as bitter or hoppy as is typical, nor as malty, but there's a wonderful flavor here that I can't pinpoint. Licorice? Don't use this as prototypical of the variety, but do try it!
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kkleu357 (427) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brownish black. Tan head. Earthy hop taste. Flowery smell. Interesting twist on an IPA.