berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 On tap 1/19/2013. Appearance is dark brown with a thin frothy head and little lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine with plenty of malt character too. Taste starts off malty and sweet with a nice bready flavor and then a great hoppy grapefruit character with little bitterness. Excellent black IPA.
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of pine, roasted malts, dank. Taste is coffee, lots of chocolate, pine, a hint of orange zest, and tree bark.
travita (4781) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is brown to black in color, beige head, and dark. The smell is pine, nice hoppiness, malt, roasty, good blend. The taste is dank, bitter, hops, pine, fruit, malt, and roast.
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle) medium clear brown, lasting tan head. Nose is super dank, Weed nuggets, grapefruit peel. Taste is dank, rich malt, citrus. Awesome. Syrupy.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep almost black with just a hint of brownish amber when you hold up to the light. Medium creamy tan head that laced. Aroma of oranges, milk chocolate dipped oranges with a hint or caramel or toffee bits. Great hop nose. Hop flavor profile is great too. Mostly citrus pine and hints of floral hops. Bitterness is there buy nicely "restrained". Def IPA territory without being too much. Malts come together nicely. Roast level is low to none which again makes for one of the best black IPAs I have had to date!
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. bottle that poured a clear dark brown with a creamy tan head. The nose is a mixture of orange like hops with roasty caramel malts. Roasted flavors with chocolate in the background balanced out with piney hops. Nice palate with a clean finish, which is the only time I noticed the alcohol.
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
29th May 2011
Opaque dark brown beer. Amazing head! A quick swirl left a perfect spiral galaxy shape in the pale tan head! Typical Odell deftness and balance. Sotfish and semi dry palate. Fresh creamy dark malt well balanced with piney smooth hops. Just a trace of hop fruit. Smooth finish. Very well joined up.
jcnielsen (3095) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Odell on 12/22. Pours a deep brown color with off-white head. Roasty, piney, grassy, slight cocoa flavors. One of the better black IPAs in my book.
dalekliz (907) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours a murky dark golden-brown with off-white lacing. Aroma of pine hops and dark malt. Taste starts with a hoppy bitter bite then gets kind of watery, with some pine and sugar. Lingering light bitter pine notes. Eh, there’s not much going on here.
MacBoost (1723) - Penfield, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark ruby red with a thin khaki head. Aromas of floral hops, some roast and oddly enough, coffee. Taste is pretty standard for a black ipa, but the thin mouthfeel really detracts from this one. Meh.