jbuskirk (403) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Santa Fe Black IPA sure does have a nice ring to it. Though not quite black, this ale pours a very dark shade of brown and takes on a gorgeous mahogany hue when held up to light. This Black IPA is intriguing because the nose is very hop-forward but the taste is surprisingly malty. Citrusy hops do make a big impression but the strongest note is from the roasted character in the middle-back of the mouth. While the finish does revert back to fresh, fruity hops, that coffee and caramel malt kick is what is most memorable.
HuskerTan (445) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Hoppy, malty, roasty, pine.
A- Dark red black color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Malty, pepper, piney, citrus, bitter.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- Surprised at the amount of malty tones in here. A good beer nonetheless.
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Can split Ben on 5/23/2014.
Aroma: Aroma of roast and pine.
Taste: Medium bitterness, roast, some chocolate.
Palate:Medium body light body, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: My first New Mexico rating! This beer was pretty good too! Thanks Ben for sharing.
kathouse (916) - Nevada, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby with a nice cream topping. Hop aroma is pleasant but mild. Body is a bit thin as well. A lot of malt sweetness and only traces of darker malts. Finish is where bitterness finally pops.
RABinCO (1132) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can into a nonic pint. Could smell the big roasty nose as soon as I popped the tab. Pours a nice dark brown with a thin foamy tan head. As noted, aroma is big on the roasted malt, but with a pleasant grass, citrus, and bubblegum blend as well. Pretty well-balanced. The dry hop finish really lingers. Easy drinking, solid black IPA.
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Spec’s - Downtown, shared with jcos, 5/23/14
Aroma: The nose is roast and pine, with a good amount of coffee/chocolate
Appearance: It pours a dark brown-black color with a tan head and some fairly heavy lace
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, coffee/chocolate, light sweet, with clean pine bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, clean and smooth, with a lasting, dry finish
This is a pretty tasty, well balanced Black IPA. Enjoyable stuff. Well made. Plenty drinkable. I have no complaints, this is a nice example of the style.
chacobella (43) - Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the can this ’hoppy porter’ gives a mild vanilla aroma and looks good. This beer finishes poorly, with more vanilla and dominating over roasted flavor.
Steve_0 (2523) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at home. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a slight red tint and small tan head - good lacing. Roasty, slightly tangy, piney, bready, grassy, and marshmallow aroma. Taste is toasty, moldy, cocoa, light coffee, earthy, grassy, metallic, and sourdough with a medium bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Pretty weak black IPA.
Spiff94 (17) - Glendale, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Cowgirl on Santa Fe. Pours a deep copper/black color with a creamy tan head. Complex flavors of chocolate malts and hop bitterness. Very well balanced with nice smokey tones. One of the best Black IPAs I've tasted.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AbbeyRoade (280) - Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty spicy, somewhat bitter yet has malty notes. Less "black" in this IPA than I expected. Hoppy, crisp, dry, clean, not too simple nor complex.