Ctplt777 (163) - - 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.
Kevin (2098) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the can. I know i have previously statedi was done with this style, but i was planning on attending a party my neighbor was having, but didnít end up going, so i am sitting on a six pack. Pine citrus, but mostly pine in the nose with something burnt. the roast just is out of place in the flavor. I think i liked Yeti too much. if you want to do a black ipa, just throw your balls over your shoulder and brew an insane hopped imperial stout. this just seems halfhearted. i want the malt backbone to go with this roast note. the hops are flavorful, resiny, with a nice orange note. Hell, i will use a similar mix for an IPA i will brew soon.
Block (1481) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I do like black IPAís. The upfront nose and flavor is hoppy, more like a traditional IPA. The middle and finish is a bit more smooth and the malts take over. A little kick at the end.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
"Not dated...might be older...but itís their own damn fault. I probably wonít bother with this one again. Looks the part but had a very weak nose, more light roast than anything else. Whereís the hops?! Average body and flavor. Meh."
jbuskirk (467) - 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 (544) - 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 (1571) - 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 (1065) - 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 (1399) - 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 (4066) - 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 Specís - 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.