jcwattsrugger (10064) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @RBWG-JAX-tight tan-mahogany. A-resin, roasty dk malt. T-resin hops, roasty dk malt.
SudsMcDuff (4925) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a nice American Black Ale, wake up number 37 .. . medium roast level .. . touch of green hops .. . slick mouth .. . a good beer, i’d be happy with a pint or two .. . . lesbian ham.
jbruner (1200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a translucent black brown on tap with thin ring of lacy head that sticks lightly. Aroma of piney resinous hops, roasted barley, and chocolate malt. Taste follows, but the roasted malt falls off and allows for more hops to come through. Bitter finish and a decent sticky mouth. Pretty good, perhaps one of their better besides the ghost pepper stuff.
GT2 (5810) - Jurupa Valley, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Brewer’s Pizza for RBWG. This is now the 15th beer named Black Hops after I assume the inferior game to Halo. Clear, deep amber pour. Danker nose, some spruce, coffee. Taste is spruce, tea, sweet chocolate. Mild spicy finish. Palate is not as thin as their other offerings, has some actual body.
Leighton (7179) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub, RBWG 2013. Pours clear brown with a fine, frothy white head. Lots of floral, piney hops in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, some lightly roasted malts, more juicy pine, grapefruit. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Fairly resinous to finish with juicy grapefruit, orange, pine, hints of licorice. Good one.
Tinkerbell (10) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So roasty, toasty, tasty. Nice hop and malt balance. Minimal nose, but could be too cold....couldn’t wait for it to warm up...had to drink, too tasty
El_Jefe (49) - - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the bomb.com. Flavor is spot on and the flavor is pronounced without being overbearing
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Sammy (7115) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Bang on the style, roasted with lots of Cascadian. Very drinkable. Nice, happy. Black, lacey. Middle mouthfeel, tingling the palate.
sloshgator (185) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black Hops doesn’t have much aroma to speak of, but that initial sip hits you with hop bitterness. The bitter quickly.dissipates to reveal coffee flavors one might expect from a stout and nice floral flavors that one might expect from a good IPA. The latter linger in an enjoyable bouquet. Very nice overall.
markwise (3833) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Cigar City. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is roasted malts with pine, orange, and some chocolate. Flavor follows: roast, pine, light citrus, and some chocolate. Interesting Black IPA in a style I don’t particularly care for.
Earlier Rating: 1/10/2012 Total Score: 3.7
On draft at Brewer’s Pizza. Pours a medium stout-ish brown with an off-tan head. Nose is malt, pine, slight coffee, and hints of sweetness in the chocolate malt. Flavor is similar with cocoa, pine, slight chocolate, malt, and bits of coffee. Medium in body and nice for a style that I am not a big fan of.