dwm1034 (549) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting beer to try out...love NG so letís see how this one performs...12 oz bottle from Sonoma in Delavan...pours almost black with tan head and, wow, hoppy nose....more hops than my current NG favorite....Moon Man...with a blend with malty hidden layers....an excellent BLACK IPA...only problem this one is that it canít be aged...bet that the hops will fade...guess Iíll just to have to finish this off soon....
Christpuncher (542) - 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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bookman10 (540) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, almost reddish-brown. Malt and hops in the aroma. Hop bitterness, coupled with malty sweetness. Some hints of coffee, chocolate, even licorice in the flavor. My first sip was very alcohol-heavy; after that, the booze flavor settled down quite a bit. This is an interesting, flavorful beer.
wilnatp (478) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark brown pour. Aroma of hops, resin, caramel, and some chocolate. Taste is bitter.
Prufrockstar (476) - 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.
ttoadee (465) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour toffee head. Nose is pine tar. Bitter. Middle is chocolate roasted malt. Finish is strong hop bitterness. Good.
burgy (452) - 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.
jebert (442) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thick frothy head. Nose is hoppy. Fairly creamy on the palate, the taste is predominately hops with dark roasted malt providing the backbone. Fairly dry finish. A real treat for hopheads and an enjoyable beer for all others. Try it with pastrami and rye.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours as black as a stout, but tastes as good of the best West Coast IPAs. The NG IPAs are always fantastic I just donít know why there are no year round IPAs on their schedule. I can only hope that this one is back sooner vs later.
Dragonfly1 (437) - - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Mars Cheese Castle. Foamy dark brown pour, and a bright grapefruit citrus blast hits right away, in contrast to the dark color. But then a subtle sinister underbelly of roasted grain and licorice wait in the shadows. The surprisingly thin body of this beer detracts from the nice balance of pine cones and grapefruit, and a touch of milk chocolate. So close to being incredible, will just have to settle for being really good...