michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of hops, pine, grapefruit, light roasted malt, tangerine, and slight resin. Poured very dark brown in color with a huge, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Opaque. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of slight roasted malt, hops, pine, orange, tangerine, caramel, slight chocolate, slight resin, and hop oil. Medium body. Slick, lightly creamy texture becomes lightly dry. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter, slight roasted malt, hop, pine, resin, light orange, hop oil, and slight chocolate finish is lightly dry and slightly sticky. Yummy. 9.5%ABV completely hidden throughout.
Ratman197 (7628) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark redish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, tangerine, carmel, pink grapefruitrlight tropical fruit and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, tangerine, pink grapefruit, light tropical fruit and light earthiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.
AlexK (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This black IPA is solid, but a little disappointing. i was expecting the hops to be much more prominent in both the aroma and taste, but the dark malt is the dominant part of this ale. Perhaps there is a good reason that Colorado hops are not a common ingredient in most beers . . . but I did enjoy the taste despite my expectations.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours black with a khaki head. Aroma is a wonderful mixture of roasted malt and fresh candied hops. Flavor performs just as admirably. Overall body is moderate and the bitterness is well balanced. Bravo!
Nikiel (790) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark red/brown with light brown head. Smells very hoppy and roasty. Has an amazing combination of warm roasty flavors and complex hop aromas. The flavors combine well enough to balance out. There’s not much as far as coffee aromas go (which I like). Ends with a subtle yet distinct war roasty flavor.
portableparty (1598) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is brown black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is floral pine and roasted scents. Taste is great with nice bitter hops which come off piny and roasted malt and earthy flavors. Palate is medium feel with a somewhat creamy texture and finishes chaulky. This is solid and like it as much if not more than Southern Tiers Iniquity.
BBB63 (5411) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked bottle and served in a Duvel snifter, mucho thanks Dave (dcschiller) for the bottle. Basically opaque ’cept for a amber highlight towards the bottom of the snifter, creamy fading head, outstanding lacework upon the glassware. Plenty of herbal, resiny, piney, and dank hops on the nose, Hopalicious! Also more than a full force of dark charred, sweet chocolate, and roasty toasted malts too. Peppery and clove esters, leather, tar, tobacco, minerals, and dirt, yea dirt works here.
I am sure there is no way the flavor profile could match that nose... well damn it anyway, it not only matched the aroma it beat it! Crisp and dank resiny hops kick your face in and then the smooth beat of the malts caress you into wanting more hop abuse. Boozy, yep. Astringent yep. Take no prisoners, yep. Not for the weak minded, yep. I completely dig this brash, aggressive, beer. A tour de force of charred malt and dank resiny PNW hops. Okay, I just raved about Terrapin Capt’n Krunkles... well this rocks it out even more, now my #2 Black Ipa. Shiz., I am shocked by Odell honestly. I would have never guessed they had this brew in them. Well I am happy they did!
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from Tournament. Black pour, luscious creamy tan head. Fresh, piny hops aroma. Nice prickly carbonation mouthfeel, Flavor is a combo of roasted malt and more fresh, resinous, piny hops. Awesome beer.
cbkschubert (2867) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Total Wine - Pours a brown color with a large light tan head. Aroma is floral, pine, and citrus hops with a touch of roasted malt trying to stick its head in there. flavor is big pine hops and roasted malt. The hops really linger in the finish. Medium body. Drink this one sooner than later. A good beer.
wchesser (672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown translucent and cloudy, Medium to thick head. Nose is mild hop resin and oak. Very balanced with great toasted malt flavours and sweetness against the hop back. Alcohol clocks 9.5% but is fully integrated. Mouthwatering acid and largely back palate.