cstuartj (861) - Washington, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice black color, cream colored head. Hopy nose with some roast. Good bitter acttack and clean finish.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cornucopia in Eugene dark brown pour with a tan head. Pretty decent black IPA. Toasted malt character mixed with some nice hop assertiveness. I liked it.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a grainy black with a dense and creamy but short lived dark tan head. Big roasty nose with sweet pine. Creamy medium body...comes on like its going to be heavier but doesnt overpower. Roasty, ashy, somewhat sweet mid palate with a resiny finish that gets stronger and stronger and stronger. Nice one.
Zeswaft (1317) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The flavors really shine on this when it warms up. Aroma is roasted chocolate malts, pine and grapefruit. Perfectly balance between stout and hops. I really dig this. Had it on tap and now i’m drinking a bomber. Big fan.
TheRealMGD (548) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Clear, root-beer colored pour with a short tan head having good retention and leaving heavy lace. Nose is slightly chocolatey mixed with citrus and grass hops. Medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation. Chocolate, pine, coffee, grapefruit, grass and walnuts. Finish is medium and dry, with more bitterness and coffee. Not my favorite Black IPA: too heavy and too coffee, but still it’s well done and well worth a try for those favoring the chocolate/coffee school. For my money, the More Brown Than Black collaboration and the Armored Fist from Boneyard are much better.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with brown edges, big creamy tan head has great retention. Aroma of mostly malt, some citrus. Taste is more like a hoppy Porter than a CDA, the hop that is here is mostly piney and resinous, which competes with the burnt malt taste. I prefer the hop profile in a CDA to be more floral and tropical. This is not a bad beer, just not my taste. Would have been better without the roast or without the bitter hops. Nice thick texture and full, smooth carbonation.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bomber from Whole Paycheck (well, the beers prices are pretty good actually); vey dark brown and not quite black along the edges wih creamy light tan head; heavy dry roast on the nose with some light mango and orange peel hops; ashy and very bitter on first sip; cascade and maybe simcoe hops; malt profile is a little on the light side; dry, bandaidy finish; dry orange peels and light roast; decent, but I like my black IPA’s with a bit more body than this one
bpreo (1329) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark and hoppy. This is a very nice Black IPA that could still afford to gain 2-3% more abv.
PapaSkeetSkeet (788) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, thin head. Garnet when backlit. Aroma of lucious hops- citrus and pine. Flavor is juicy floral citrus and some sweet malt nectar. Minimal coffee roast for the color. Medium body. Yummy, yummy, yummy...
BK7 (626) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber and on tap. Roasted malt up front mixing with sweeter malt flavors in the background. Strong hoppy pine and mild bitterness. Nice finish. A very tasty India Dark Ale.