akoeninger (319) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased a bomber. Nice dark color with some red highlights nice tan head. Piney hop aroma with a roasty, toasty side. Clean, balanced beer with an earthy hoppy flavor that ends with a hint of roasted malt. Solid black ups.
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574deadzone (843) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours nicely black with ruby highlights and a tall, rocky khaki head that settles slowly and leaves some healthy lace. Nose initially presents ashy roastiness which gives way to a clean, earthy pine hop note. Pretty sweet flavorwise, and touch less bitter. Medium-full body, softer carb, creamy, with a toasty bitter finish. A solid brew, but not especially hop forward as one might hope. More toward a hoppier robust porter. Still tasty, though.
Thudstrum (18) - - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchase/. Solid black IPA, not too bitter, not too effervescent. Will buy again.
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Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. The nose is all hops. Very floral and grassy - aggressive hopping is evident. It pour solid black with a big tan head that fades quickly. The taste is roasty and very hoppy. Its a bit thin on the palette which is a bit of a let down. But overall its a pretty good black IPA.
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a small sized head of foamy tan colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a semi-transparent black colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was black malt and malt hop. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The sharp flavor contained notes of black malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
jormes (1) - paducah, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
By far the best Black IPA Iíve ever tasted. I hate that I canít find more of it. :) :)
Mittenator (1035) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Dark mahogany with a thin tan head. Malt, honey and hop aromas. Hops, coffee, chocolate and malt. Super astringent.
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
blind ref! .. . new holland makes a good beer or two, lets see .. . deep brown dog .. medium lacing .. mild headring .. . some mild roastiness, bark and grass .. . seemed like they rushed something .. . . my dad eats a lot of salt, he didnít just pass a kidney stone, he passed an entire salt shaker..
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy pour with minimum head, a little weak in the taste. Looks better than its taste.
Sledutah (4066) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG grand tasting
Appearance: Clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head
Aroma: Roasted malts and citrus
Taste: Toasted malts and pine resin