JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really a solid beer. It could be just me, and probably is, but for a 9.5avb beer this is surprisingly session-able. Great roasty malt flavor and a solid hop note to back it up. I’ll go back for more again and again.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid Hoppy ipa nose. Taste is where it gets good. Chocolate and citrus. November to hops balance and finishes sweet and slightly bitter. Alcohol hidden well. Really good
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark and black with a small off white head. Nose is wood and pine needles, some hay, light chocolate, coffee and berries. The taste is sweet at first but then accompanied but excellent bitterness. The mouthfeel is crisp and sticky, the body is light and the finish is long.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely dark brown, light cream head. Aroma of cream, malted milk shake really, light high notes of orange citrus. Drinks with a smooth creamy medium body, high bright citrus hops with delicious chocolatey malt, banana and bubblegum background, very light yeasty bread on the finish.
rickyleepotts (100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t normally like a black IPA, but this is a double black IPA and is one of the best offerings in this style. The Hoppy Feet 1.5 is a close second to this. Odell just makes good beer, and this is nothing different. The beer has a nice balanced hoppy aroma to it, and a lovely mouthfeel. The finish is smooth, light bubbles, and leaves the palate refreshed. You wold never realize this is over 8% ABV.
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Devil’s Advocate in Minneapolis. Pours a dark, dark brown color with a tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma is hoppy, mostly pine, some grapefruit citrus. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate with just a little touch of roasted malt, lots of pine hops, a hint of citrus, and a clean, bitter pine finish. Nice intersection is chocolate and pine.
rxeight (2403) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extra from toomanybeers. Pretty good stuff. Nice blend of malt and hops. Slight citrius and slight floral. Medium body and easy to drink. Seems way lighter than 9.5. Not in same league as dubhe or wookey but next step down.
t8dd (46) - Mascoutah, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black. Near perfect balance of bitterness, malt and hop fruit. Damn good beer.
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M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 One of my favorite ABAs. Restrained dark complexities balance assertive but respectful citrusy hop notes to create an outstanding ale. After a days work, this is at the top of my list. Earthy, bold, balanced, and satisfying. To take this up a notch, it does just fine in the frig for several months. I actually prefer it fresh, or with about three months of 40° on it. Self-righteous definitely isn’t doing that.
unclemike (2860) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brownish black color with tan head. Aromas of lightly roasted malts, citrus and pine. Lots of grapefruit and pine flavors with some roastiness and moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.