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. :) :)
Mystery_Tramp (29) - USA - JUN 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is what a black IPA/ Cascadian Dark Ale should be. Deep Brown, almost black color. A little head, not much. Aromas of deep caramel, burnt sugar, and earthy hops. Perfect balance in flavors, not too roasty to battle with the hops, slight bitterness from grains match perfectly with the hops in the finish. I could drink this all day. Balanced, complex. Had with Chipotle sausages and Avacados! Excellent
maxwelldeux (3065) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting. Pours an extremely dark brown with a moderate head. Subtle nose to it, with just some hints of hoppiness. Good level of hops in the taste thatís balanced out so as not to be harsh. Great find.
finn1918 (190) - Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep red that appears black in the glass with a good 3 fingers of light tan head. Aroma is somewhat weak for the style, but typical roast and piney, soapy hops. Taste is weak for the style, but sweet and very drinkable. Moderate bitterness on the finish. Palate is somewhat foamy and light; a little too carbonated and could stand to be thicker. Overall, this is an okay black IPA at a reasonable price, but there are better examples of the style out there.
mikedR (925) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Interesting black IPA. Prototypical roasted notes, but surprisingly there's some chocolate going on as well, with accompanying sweetness. Quite smooth and very drinkable, but limited hops other a slight bitterness infusing the base malt. I would call this one more of a hoppy porter than a black IPA. As the latter, B; as the former, A-; overall B+.
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pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, dark brown with ruby tints and a big frothy tan colored head. Floral and citrus hops, a touch of spiciness, toasted, chocolate, caramel malt aromas. Light in body, smooth and clean palate. Chocolate and caramel malt in the flavor, very smooth roastiness - if any - and a light bitterness to balance. One of the best Black IPAs Iíve had. Fantastic.
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2007
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler poured into a Tulip. Pours black with a small off-white fizzy head. The aroma is not much, a little bit of roast followed by a hint of citrus hops. Taking the first drink the first thing you taste is grapefruit hops. There is a slight coffee/roast finish as it goes down, but the finish is quite bitter with a citrusy finish that lasts along time once the beer is gone. As you drink it there is excellent lacing but no head. The body is medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation.
sickboy79 (66) - USA - JUL 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the third Black IPA Iíve tried. Iíve always been a fan of the Hatter so I was excited to try this. Coffee and floral notes to the nose. First sip gives a mix of coffee/chocolate malt and nice hop flavor. But, it was more balanced than I expected. I wanted more hops. Neither flavor was strong. Finishes with a nice hop note to the dark chocolate malt. I liked it, and would buy it again.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Kristina. Pours a clear dark brown with an orange hue and a creamy beige head. Very fresh citrusy hops in the nose dominating over a subtle roast, Medium body, sweet and perfumy hops, very perfumy again the roast is very subtle. Dry and hoppy finish. Very elegant. 220312
Lowe1983 (1342) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black color with a light tan head. Aroma is of citrus hops, caramel malts, a hint of chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor is hoppy up front with the citrus hops. Only a hint or the chocolate and roasted malts. Nice bitter finish that lingers.