jsquire (3694) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark mahogany color with a large, rocky beige head that left sheets of lacing on the sides of the glass. Citrus hop nose with a strong dusty grain tone. Red grapefruit zest and bitter orange hop flavors in the taste with some milk chocolate notes, The finish is a long, bitter grapefruit rind and burnt toast finish. Interesting take on the Black IPA.
seymour (1624) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on draft at 2015 St. Louis Microfest in a willi becher glass. It poured an near-opaque deep reddish brown with sudsy beige foam. True to style American IPA traits: very malty and very hoppy, plus some extra toasted grain complexity. Strong grapefruity and resiny traits. Not terribly bitter but lots of flavour and aroma. Medium body and carbonation, lingering hoppy aftertaste.
HIGHB4LL (825) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can from Wilburís. Appearance: 3 fingers tan head, dark brown color, clear, good lacing, head lasts. Aroma: caramel, floral, light oats, undertones of pine. Palate: medium to full body, soft carbonation, velvety texture, bitter finish, light dry finish. Taste: sweet caramel and nuttiness, with notes of chocolate sweetness as well (very milk stouty), into some floral and light pine bitterness that grow and take over the taste. Overall, very smooth, very interesting, and above all, very enjoyable!
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at home. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt with prunes, earthy and spicy hops and licorice notes. Flavor is rich dark malt, dark fruits, lightly tart, earthy and spicy hops with medium hop bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
maltman53 (429) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can pours tar-black with tan lace. Smooth, balanced, melted licorice and mile chocolate on the palate. Hides its 7.1% ABV well, finishing round and sweetly pleasant. Overall, I couldíve used more hop aroma for this style, but a very good beer.
Concealer (916) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Clear dark brown with a think beige head that lasts. Aromas of roasted malt, pine, light chocolate, caramel and citrus. Flavor is roasted malt, pine resin, light biscuit, and citrus. Medium bodied, crisp with a dry, bitter end.
Zeswaft (1449) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pretty decent black ipa. Citrus and pine hops, and some coffee and chocolate flavors. Well balanced and drinkable, especially for 7.1%.
BMMillsy (1659) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can as a trade extra. Thanks! Pours black with a big fluffy off white to khaki colored head. Nice aroma of pine, roast, grass, very pleasant. Flavor is roasty and porter like with some chocolate notes, a bit of spicy influence, and some balancing grassy and somewhat citrusy hops. Medium light bodied, medium plus carbonation. Pretty easy drinker, but not particularly distinguishable from the trove of the style out there that tend to not be super exciting. Worth drinking, not really worth seeking out unless this is your style.
unclemike (2491) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap can pours reddish brown with a big tan head. Great-looking can as well. Soft fruity hop nose with hints of acetaldehyde. Light roast, more fruity hoppiness, a bit of squash, with a bitter finish. Kinda slippery mouthfeel.
Ctplt777 (291) - - NOV 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Man this is good. Like super good. Tons of pine and citrus aroma just slams you as soon as you open it. Itís like going into a damn pine forest. Taste is so fresh. It has a nice citrus grapefruit pine taste but with a roasty, coffee stout character. Itís really nicely balanced. I havenít had a ton of these black IPAís and most Iíve had have been dece at best but this one is really good.