dalekliz (903) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a deep black with a small tan head. Hoppy aroma, bitter and clean, with nice malt notes. Taste is creamy and bitter, of pine hops and roasted malt. Lingering creamy bitterness. Nice black IPA.
kevinator (1546) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Faint roasty hop aroma. Nice dark color and a medium weight. Above average flavor with hints of wood and toast and a hop punch at the end.
BVery (8685) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Busters. Very dark brown pour with a small dense head. Floral and citrusy hops. Medium palate. Quite tasty.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz Can. Tasted on 3/14/15. Can courtesy of Espo. Lots of dark malt & a roasty grain. Nice body & lacing to it. A pretty nice black IPA.
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beerbaaron (1816) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Almost black. Great frothy khaki head. Dry. Mild bitterness. Mild roasty. A very easy black IPA to get into. Not so ’in your face’ as many other black IPA’s.
marcus (8000) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a rich tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses and anise flavor with a bit of chocolate and a bitter hoppy finish. Very toasty.
Patrickctenchi (5210) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, with a frothy tan head.
Licorice, coffee aroma...grapefruit.
Malty....almost a nitro’ed feel with a nice coffee, ash, chocolate flavour.
Mild grapefruit-peel hopping.
shrubber85 (9455) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Caramel chocolate malt and pine/grapefruit peel aroma. Brown-black with moderate tan head. Sweet caramel-chocolate malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice balance.
stevoj (3119) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bittercreek. Pours muddy black with very thin head, normal roast grain and hop aromas. Grains take over a bit in the taste, providing that stout/porter essence, until some hops kick in on the finish.
JohnGalt1 (1074) - , Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bittercreek.. Pours the expected black with a short lived brownish head that produced a decent enough lacing... West Coast pithy hops with a nice smack of roast and a light body... Balanced toward the hops, but nothing gets overwhelming making for a very drinkable brew.
Block (1824) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m a big fan of black IPA’s due to their fantastic color and appeal as well as their nicely balanced dark malts and hoppy flavors. This beer was no exception and it went down a bit too easily.