Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew pours a brownish-black color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of roast malt, hops and fruit. Light to medium body with flavors of caramel malt, piney hops and fruit. The finish is roasty up front with a resiny hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
TheBear11D (364) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black Citra pours a dark burgundy brown with a decent tan brown head that lasts a good while. The aroma is roasty, caramel and citrus. The flavor is heavy on the roasted malts initially with some citrus that eventually shine through. Overall this is a pretty nice beer,
UDBeernut (2373) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from september, dark pour, light khaki head. nlseis strong of dank pine, cat piss, and oranges. taste follows with mild espresso, wavering bitterness. medium body.
Lutz2jm (220) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting wave of flavors in this beer. Malty start chocolate middle and hoppy finish. I really enjoy the diversity in flavors in this one.
blackflag321 (589) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle, poured in shaker. Black. Quick fading head. Fruity nose for a black beer. Nothing noteworthy or offputting on taste or palate. Not really hoppy. Roast malt subtle. Okay beer.
dinkle50 (1215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with slight reddish hints around the edges. Thin espresso head fades quick. Tropical fruit aroma. Sweet with hints of coffee and roast. Medium mouth. Really bitter with lots of roasted notes. Lace present. Hints of tropical fruit in the taste. Everything kind of gets lost in that extreme roasted bitterness. Not a bad thing, it tastes good, just not overly balanced.
chucklemation (1031) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruit and citrus. Flavor is a combination tropical fruit, roast, and hops. A bit watery, but it still tastes great.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Cola hued, large foamy beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Strong toasted malt nose, a bit astringent, dark chocolate, black coffee, some fruitiness.   Powdery sweetness up front, fruity, with a roasted malt, black malt, and soft coffee background.   Not all that hoppy, but if this is a Black Pale Ale then so be it.   Not much hop to be a Black IPA.   Too astringent, not smooth enough.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Needs more IPA, more sweetness, touch more body.   A little muddled otherwise.   Thanks Kevin!
arminjewell (9142) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, roast, coffee, nice pine, grass, juicy dark fruits, grapefruit, orange peel, some pineapple. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, nice pine, grass, hints of dark fruits, slight yeast into some orange, finishing bitter, dry. The cocoa powder flavor really works well here.
stevoj (3283) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting mix of citra hops with the dark malts of a black IPA. Combination of bitterness and acidity tingle your tongue and taste buds. Citrus dominates the aroma, malts kick in on first taste and linger at the finish. A touch of sweetness mixes in to keep you guessing.