Stevesie (265) - - APR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Pours a very dark brown with slight, dissipating, tan head and mild lacing. Nose is grassy hops with a touch of roasted malt. Remarkably smooth with a strong bitter/smoky finish. This is easily one of the best black ipas I’ve ever had. Well done as usual, Odell.
Denverdiv (30) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark tar, decent head, very thin lacing. Roasted malt is the main flavor on my tongue, a little bit of hop aftertaste.
-To IPA is to be.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
That rare touch of grey in the head.
Very, very well-balanced, especially considering the ABV and age. Enough hops to leave some spice alongside a pleasant, not at all overly-sweet malt backbone. I was expecting a thin barleywine feel to this beer, but the spiciness gives it a character of its own.
Mouthfeel is a lot less viscous than I expected, but this beer did drink in some surprising ways. Either way, enjoyably thin for the style, color, and content.
Overall, better then expected, but it different and more typical ways than I had imagined.
Get some. And a fucking awesome bottle, by the way.
Ryborne (49) - - MAR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich creamy head, smells of fresh grass and hops. Chocolate flavors with the perfect hop tang. Fabulous ipa.
ajnepple (1118) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Washington’s Sports Bar and Grill (Fort Collins). Black with a small head and no lacing. Roasted malt aroma and flavor, with chocolate, coffee and light hops. Medium to full body, pretty smooth and semi-creamy. Nice!
cthomas2390 (174) - Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour. Nice earthy hops aroma. Malty note matches resiny hops. Very clean dry finish.
Hercamund_Hops (29) - Rooster Poop, Nebraska, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/7/13 9.5% LOOK: dark with tan foam NOSE: huge malt/hops combo, piney hops, fresh cut grass, coffee, slight mint, bacon, lemon pledge TASTE: hoppy, malty, simi-sweet chocolate, chocolate milk, nice bitter/sweet piney hoppy coco finish FEEL: prickly pine OVERALL: no trace of the 9.5%, good good stuff! Chilled to room temp ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JustDrinkIt (116) - 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 (590) - 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 (1014) - 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.