rader58 (833) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Pours a clear, dark brown with reddish hues. Aroma is tangerine, pine, toffee. Flavor is pine, citrus, toffee, caramel, roasted grain. A nice Black IPA. Has the bitterness of the IPA, but a sweetness from the darker malts. Quite flavorful and easy on the palate.
Oakes (13860) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown. Hop forward, with light toasty malt. Well balanced, dry version.
ibrubeer (220) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ TUS Radisson. Nice hoppy aroma. Black color with ruby highlights on the edges. Taste is fantastic blend of sweet malt and pleasant bitterness. A little citrus, and faint pine, with a touch of roasty malt. Med bodied. Overall, a very tasty IPA! Love it!
mjmoen (188) - - OCT 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from the can. Drinks like an IPA, but has flavors of chocolate and coffee
Strykzone (5896) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at gabf. Black with amber. Intersting. Estery. Complex. Nice citrus and bitterness. Chocolate is different and nice. Good stuff.
Seannpc (94) - - JUN 29, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark malty aroma. Dark color. Dark malty start and finish. Not a big fan of this one.
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BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Kelly Liquor in Las Cruces. Pours a dark brown with bubbly carbonation and huge, foamy, tan head. Big aroma of dank, piney hops with a hit of pineapple too plus an almost cinnamon spice. Big flavor with obvious green hop bitterness but also some caramel and coffee. This rated out way better than expected. Big, tasty beer.
jsquire (3857) - 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 (1750) - 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 (837) - 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 Wilbur’s. 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 (11048) - 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.