drsordr (1360) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour dark woody brown. Nose surprisingly sweet with some fruit hop. Taste some citrus up font followed by mid palate sweetness. Some fruit. Roast comes through more inn the late palate and finish
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting stuff, malty aroma along with the hops, more malty than I expected. Some bitterness but slightly easy. Obvious hops but also some burn and malt. Balanced but was expecting a bit more
Prufrockstar (1329) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at New Glarus. Tamarind color, offwhite head. Aroma is very piney, and also shows a healthy dose of molasses. Taste: molasses, chocolate, pine, big bitterness throughout. Thick, creamy body, average carbonation, long bitter finish.
wchesser (1319) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good black IPA. Very balanced and super drinkable for a black IPA-could happily put down a few of these when normally I’d be over it after one. Some roasted malt notes and clean hop finish.
mrhoppy (1289) - 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.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep brown. Nose is citrus, pines, grapefruit, roast, some earthy sugary sweet malts. Flavor is citrus, grassy, and piney hops with a dry tart malt character of roast. Light body. Not super special.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with Tom and his buddy. Pours very dark chestnut brown, almost black in the right light, with a fat, frothy, creamy one-finger head. Nice spotty lacing. Aroma is pungently floral; lavander, resnious, jucicy pine and citrusy hops, creamy oats and malt. Tastes like a dead perefect hybrid of a juicy single IPA and a clean brown ale. Notes of orange, pear, and sweet, roasty malt. Body is very, very mild with a clean, smooth, soft palate. Finishes with a bit of chalkiness and some rich, yet subtle chocolate and peanut butter notes. Dang, what a great brew.
sthlm (1240) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] Pours dark brown with a creamy, decent sized beige head. Aroma is great--pine bursts out of the glass, with some grapefruit in there as well. Very little evidence of the "black" portion of this black IPA. Taste is pine up front, but then it melts into roasted malt and cocoa. Very, very nice. Medium mouthfeel, fairly dry, long finish. Really an enjoyable beer. It’s not fancy, it doesn’t rely on gimmicks or edgy marketing, it is just an excellently crafted, high quality beer at a reasonable price...as is usually the case with New Glarus. I wish there were more breweries like this, and I wish New Glarus was available here.
olr1984 (1206) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours deep dark brown with large off white head. Hop aroma. Hop chocolate taste.
Guerde (1200) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a large cream colored head with plenty of lacing. Aroma is a strong punch of citrus, with plenty of grapefruit and some light pine matched up with roasted malt and dark chocolate. Gets more earthy, resinous, and herbal as it warms up a bit. Flavor has plenty of chocolate, roasted malt, orange zest, and grapefruit. Finish is lightly earthy and bitter with a lingering roasty finish. Hint of iced tea mid-palate. Mouthfeel is fairly light and carbonation is quite low. Overall this is just an alright black IPA.