MHOSKINS (81) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I very much enjoyed this beer. A smooth IPA with the taste benefits of darker beers. I was pleasantly surprised at how balanced this beer is. Love it!!
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maltman53 (421) - 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 (881) - 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 (1436) - 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 (1626) - 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 (2393) - 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 (249) - - 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 (2120) - 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 (1621) - 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 (6336) - 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 (530) - 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.