TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Saar’s. Clear, deep, reddish black pour with a short beige head with good retention and leaving heavy lace. Nose is fresh hops all the way, with undertones of dark-roasted malt. Medium body with fine, mild carbonation and a touch of oiliness, particularly near the finish. Dark chocolate, pine and citrus hops, some charcoal and walnuts. Finish is medium, bittersweet and dry, with more charcoal and some lemony tartness. Nothing remarkable, but very solid and enjoyable.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear deep amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of smoke, sulfur, caramel, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, grass, citrus, and nuts.
cheap (3742) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From the bottle, I was impressed by the way it looked in my tall beer glass; big black and a very nice head. Head is fading but it still looks pretty good. Smell is typical IPA-ish. Yes, as expected; big nasty ipa flavor on an olmost undescernable roasty background. Over the top and matches up with most run of the mill IPA. Bitter black nasty medicine this is, wew. Barely any co2 but what is detected is a little creamy. Call aristotle and meno and ask if the taste of this is just remembered knowledge or just learned. Does seem to be more than 7% so I guess its not hiding the alky well, but I ask: does any good IPA? Rototilling of the taste buds ensues.
cmonster (946) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle served in a pint glass. Pours dark brown with amber hues. Medium-large tan head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, earthy hops, and a hint of roast. Medium sweet, light bitter flavor. Medium body, thin-oily texture, and a bitter-sweet finish. Decent middle-of-the-road Black IPA.
JStax (2558) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle into a tumbler glass. Pours a translucent brown with a nice khaki colored head of foam. Aroma is piny resiny hops with just a touch of sugary presence. Taste is dank herbal hops with a long, bitter finish.
Mickey42 (36) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A good beer but the taste lingers and not in the good way. It coats the mouth and I would find it hard to eat with most foods. I found the taste better when it warmed up a little.
Fatehunter (1058) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a pint glass. Two fingers of head, dark brown color.
Strong pine smell with some grapefruit backup.
Balanced flavor at first, big pine tree and lemon in the middle, ends with a brunt malt. Curious and good.
Medium and sticky body, moderate carbonation.
A good DIPA.
wintyguy (69) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pour, red/brown. Gorgeous head, that dissipates quickly. Very floral/herbaceous. Follows in taste, cascade/citra,centennial, not quite sure. The mouthfeel is thin. Not bad at all, just that the hops are the defining character here ,not the malt. Good floral beer overall. West Coast styles!
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a dark black with a bit of ruby mixed in and a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted caramel malts and citrus hops. There are also some earthy hops and a bit of chocolate.
T - Starts off with some roasted caramel and light chocolate malts with some citrus and orange hops. Through the middle, some earthy and pine hops come through with some bitterness and a bit more chocolate flavor. The finish is a mix of roasted caramel and citrus hops with a bit of bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, roasted, and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice dark IPA. A little bit malt forward, could have used a bit more hops.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 8, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Looks okay, not much head. This doesn’t smell all that hoppy, maybe even a bit buttery to me. I am reminded once again why Pyramid is my least favorite "big" west coast brewery. Some thickness to it, but the finish is very chalky, leaving a bad coating on my mouth and mostly has bittering hops that have been roasted. Discordant? yes. Good. No.