napdynmite (54) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful black. Aroma has notes of pine and citrus with molasses undertones. An unexpected experience and worth another glass.
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->SA. Mahogany with medium tan head. A: strong pine and grassy hops, resin, forest. T: strong pine hops, dank and resiny, with notes of wet sour hay. Juicy, spicy. Nice.
rosenbergh (6474) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. (Kwik Trip) Lake Mills, WI.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small tan head.
Grassy and fruity hops, liquorice, mild roasted malt and mild bitterness in a delicious aroma.
Very balanced. The flavour is a bit more leaning to a porter and the aroma to an IPA.
Roasted malt, bitterness, berries and grassy hops in the flavour. Nice and tasty.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks bullzeye. Juicy hoppy aroma. No blackness in aroma. Nice foam. Thinner than I thought it would be. Highly drinkable. Nice roasty IPA.
pinkzambia (1427) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark brown with an off-white head with a warm inviting aroma of juniper, apricot, a piece of rye bread in the toaster, and grapefruit. Hoppy flavors but not overpowering. Creamy feel, very nice. Thick bitter aftertastes with lots of juniper.
IndianaRed (2313) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle brought back from Wisconsin. Dark brown with a lasting tan head. Soft light roast aroma. Big hoppy flavor and moderate bitterness. Soft roasted flavors are rounding out everything. Very nice CDA or Black IPA or whatever.
Westmeister (1650) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours nearly black with medium tan head. Smell is pine and citrus hops with dark roasted malts that take a backseat to the hops. Nice nose. Taste is mostly piney hops with some spicy and citrus notes. Dark malts some come off mild with medium to medium high bitterness where the spicy hops linger in the finish. Good.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really? Do you just take all your "standard" beers and make them a mild ale of some sort? Come on. I love your fruits and unchained series, but this is shit.
seymour (1384) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared from bottles into sampler glasses at Jason’s place, thanks Mike & Kelly! It poured a very dark brown colour with off-white head, long-lasting with lace. Very strong hoppy aromas, with complex grainbill smells underneath. Same goes for the flavour: all the delicious aspects of a porter or stout AND all the delicious aspects of a citrusy, resiny, fruity hob-bomb. Light-medium body and carbonation, lingering hoppy aftertastes. An excellent example of this new-fangled American Black IPA style. Absolutely delicious.
TH28 (95) - - SEP 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance is jet black with a really creamy off white foam cap. Aroma is a true IPA with a strong citrus hop aroma. Also a bit of pine and floral aroma. Taste is a lightly roasted chocolate with hint of molasses, with a really well balanced hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and carbonated, essential to make it taste like an IPA despite the dark malts. Finish is a perfect balance of deep roasted malt with a sharp IPA bitterness. A great example of the style