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.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a big, foamy, white head. There’s lots of floral and citrusy hops with a touch of pine. The roasted malts add a bit of chocolate and roast but without the usual chalkiness that I don’t like in most black IPA’s. The body is creamy, medium-full with soft carbonation.
Nikiel (879) - 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.
rader58 (865) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark, clear brown/black. Aroma of citrus, caramel, spruce, vanilla. Flavor is toffee, citrus, pine, dried fruit, pineapple. Dry finish. This is a great, easy drinking brew.
bookman10 (863) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brownish-black with a fairly thick head. Strong scent of pine in the aroma. Flavor is a nice combination of citrus and pine with some sweetness in the background and finish. This is a very good IPA.
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2016 holy crap o?dell again you have knocked one out of the park this shit is delicious...black as hell nice head...great hop nose and mouth....no alcohol taste....flippin great showing.... wow!!!!!!
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.
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: three fingers of light brown head, dark brown color, clear, great lacing, lasting head. Aroma: grass, caramel, chocolate, citrus, light vanilla. Palate: medium to full body, sticky texture, average carbonation, lasting mild bitter finish, great lacing. Taste: medium sweetness that lasts for about a second, then breaks and gives way to medium bitterness. Overall, very well balance, pretty unique for a black IPA in my opinion, and just very good.
markducommun (821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, mahogany brown. Light tan head. Light molasses, some floral aromas, light pine. Some alcohol on the nose. Fairly bitter, rounded out by a moderate sweetness. Fairly long, acidic finish. Medium body, some carbonation. Good.
high_on_hops (806) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An opaque black body with a tan foamy head and lots of lacing. The aroma has a nice balance of toasted malt and slightly spicy hops. The flavor is similar, with the toast and malt making up the forward flavor and the bitter and spicy hops making up the back end.