Ed5388 (2408) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber shared by JohnGonk. Poured a dark brown/almost black color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, smoke, roasted malt, and light citrus notes. Taste of ash, burnt toast, dark chocolate, pine, and old citrus fruit.
edwardbass (602) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very, very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasty malt and some grassy hops. Taste is citrus rind, roasted grain, a tiny bit of dark chocolate and a bit of malt sweetness. Palate is a tiny bit lighter than some black IPAs. Pretty good,
scarletfire65 (1044) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 Draft at Potter’s Bar in Chicago. Aroma is roasted malts and piney hops with faint citrus. Tastes earthy, leather, ash, pine resin. Has an underlying sweetness and a powerfully bitter finish. Really good.
AndyReynolds (1011) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewpub. Damn good shit. Citrus hops with a good roasted malt backbone.
tmoreau (2724) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a Czech-pils glass with a deepest brown color, with enough clarity to show amber highlighting, frothy tan head foam, and silky, curtain-like, clingy spray to the lacing. The nose was a bit of grain, malt sweetness, and mocha roastiness that finally showed up, but was mainly hidden by the sweetness, pronounced, citrusy grapefruit, and secondary resinous scent. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste included a citrusy & earthy hop bitterness that lingered, and roastiness that was again present, but still remained somewhat hidden. Some dryness appeared to assist in crispness to the finish. Liked the outcome.
JStax (3395) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour into a pint glass. Pours a near black with a beige head of foam. The aroma has grass, herbs, vanilla, and roast. Watermelon rind. Taste is mild bitterness with nice roast character. Bigger bodied and medium carbonation. Not bad for a black IPA.
jtclockwork (9990) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of malty cocoa, citrus, florals, pine and toasted oats. Medium body.
Frozer (177) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrus aromas. Black appearance. Clean ipa taste, no roasty or Smokey notes. Light bodied. Very dry finish.
jeffbigD (87) - - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with medium head. A nice blend of hops and malts. Overall a good black ipa.
Frank (3203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is disappointing to me there is only two beers by the name of Jukebox Hero in the database as of January 2015. I’d imagine if there were more this would still be one of the better ones. It calls itself a black IPA but I think you’d be crazy not to call this a hoppy porter; there is more than enough roasted character. This is deep garnet brown w/ a tan of head of mixed bubbles that sticks lots of lace to the side of the glass--a very nice looking brew. Its nose is hop forward but when you taste it the dark, chocolatey malt really jumps out. Pine and orange play well off roast chocolate and coca. This is a medium to full bodied beer w/ fine carbonation. It finishes w/ a lingering dark chocolate note and some citrus zest notes from the hops. This is a style that doesn’t always quite work but this one is really well done. I could see myself buying this very frequently if Revolution were to put it in six packs.