junon (426) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black IPA? Ehh dunno. Balanced malt and hop flavour. Viscous mouth feel. Spiced bouquet. Very nice.
fugitive (1481) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color deep red with medium brown head. Aroma malt, caramel, roasted, hoppy, orange. Taste bitter, fruits, malt, roasted, caramel.
shrubber85 (8199) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Vanilla caramel malt and orange peel aroma. Dark amber with moderate head. Sweet caramel malt and orange peel flavor. Very solid.
Beerhunter111 (8905) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein tiefschwarzes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, hopfig fruchtig bitter. Geschmack zunächst röstmalzig nach Kaffee, dann kommen deutliche bitter Fruchtnoten zum Vorschein.
SDalkoholic (2194) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bev 4 Less: Poured a dark shade of brown while a thick frothy layer of head rested up top. The aroma is dominated with the scent of hops, however, just enough roasted malts shine through and clearly distinguish that this is not an ordinary IPA. As for the drink, flavor is extremely well balanced between the dark malt and citrus like hops and really compliment each other nicely making this one of the better yet more tame black IPA’s. Finally Rogue released something that was worth my while.
AbbeyRoade (432) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very aromatic. Sweet. Lots of carbonation. Very malty. Unique, indeed...not sure what to think of this but definitely good.
skmikeg (1075) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouts a reddish dark brown with a one finger tan head which fades to nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, coco nibs, toasted sweet malts, and some spices. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice, festive black IPA.
NikkTwist (1808) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moriartys. Clear reddish brown pour. Off-white head. Very bitter malty brew. Burnt orange peels. Cherry stones. Green peppercorns. Chocolate nibs. Varnish. Big bite for such a relatively low ABV. Did not like it at first but its growing on me.
AndyW68 (1181) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with red tint and off white head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Taste follows nose with emphasis on bitter grapefruit. Good beer. Not sure what I would lable it, but did not seem like a black ipa to me.
sagmarium (75) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This black IPA has its hops assertive, but not too much. Tastes like a grapefruit was squeezed into it, but with just the right amount. Very good and delicious. Last one at my beer store, hope to find it again some time.