demmbonz (410) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz to nonic. Deep brown pour. Thin, persistent head. A nice malt and hop balance.
iabeerguy (390) - Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked this sixer up in Platteville, WI at the Piggly Wiggly. Smell of citrus hops, maybe some pine and roasted malts. Brownish black pour with white head. A little sweetness to it and then the hops come in. Wow, is this a great beer! Toasted malts and hops mix well; New Glarus really hit a home run with this brew.
Ericular (385) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a good size frothy head and good lacing. Aroma is pine, light roasted malts and caramel around the edges, earthy, and citrus hops -- really complex and enjoyable. Taste is a pretty good balance between sweet, lightly roasted malts and a moderately bitter lingering hop finish. Thereís nothing mind blowing about the taste, instead itís reserved and balanced. Palate is medium bodied but finishes a little dry. Decent example of the style. Aftertaste is great.
CLevar (375) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2011 Bottle from Jeff, thanks! Pour is a dark black, with an off white head that fades to decent lacing. Sticky. Aroma is all about pine: Spruce boughs, juniper, white pine resins. Some roasty malt in there as well. Taste is again pine forward, with some light floral aspects. Lots of burnt roasted malt on the back end mixed with spruce. Not bad at all, but with the heavy pine I canít see myself drinking more than one of these in a sitting. EDIT: I lied. After the initial pine bomb, this really grew on me.
pablo951 (372) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great IPA in Black. A creeper of a hop aroma. Heavy on the hop light on the caramel full on the flavor!
edwardbass (362) - Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good, not great for my tastes. Usual New Glarus high carbonation. Nice hops.
BeerKurve (358) - - MAY 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2013 Surprisingly potent piney hops followed by a blend of chocolate, licorice, burnt malts and coffee. Interesting flavor alone makes it worth checking out, Overall a pretty good IPA
jmcgavin12 (348) - Madison, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma is full of citrus and spicy earthy tones. A bit of malty caramel and chocolate as well. Finishes crisp and refreshing as well.
spilledpint (337) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 12 oz. bottle from wherever my providers bought it.
Ar: Citrus zest nose with some resin as well. Nice tropical fruit flavors. Not much roastiness coming through for me on the nose.
Ap: Pours a deep black-brown with red streaks. Frothy manila head dissipates quickly.
T: Moderate deep roast up front, but really not dominant roast going on here. The finish shows nice hop character; a touch of citrus and a wealth of pine show through.
P: Medium body, maybe a tad thinner than medium. Lively carbonation.
O: Had to bump this up a couple notches. Really well done.
naivepegasus (324) - USA - AUG 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black with a shade of red and about a finger of off- dark fruit and hops in the nose. The taste has a lot of depth- the hops are there but thereís also some raisin and dark malts. Good stuff, though.