Fritz123 (966) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Poured into a pint glass at home. Jet black pour with a mocha looking head. Head gone in about 45 seconds but some rim left. Some lacing as well. Aroma is a serious roasted malt, mocha, coffee, and pine resin. The taste was very hoppy with fresh pine, bitterness that can either be a hop or like coffee grounds, hint of caramel, roasted malts and prunes. Its a little rough on the palate (although I burnt my tongue on a funnel cake earlier so maybe it’s just me. LOL) But it was very bitter and almost unpleasant on the palate. Finish is tasty and bitter. Overall it was pretty good.
HeistAlmighty (1123) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Black colour, looks like a stout. Smells malty with some grapefruit hops. Tastes like a roasty stout full of "C" hops. Overall, a stout hopped like a West coast IPA; an textbook example of the style.
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beerme31 (485) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice roasty, pine, nutty aroma. Pours black thin tan head. Light sweet taste. Medium body, smooth texture, medium bitter hop finish balances the sweetness nicely. Overall a really good black ipa
hunter112 (49) - Nanuet, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad offering from Shipyard. This is not the best black IPA I’ve ever had, but it is somewhat ahead of the average one. Not much aroma, but the taste is full and rich with malt. The hops seem to complement the malt nicely. Had this from a bottle, but I’d order it on tap if I could find it. Pleasant quaff.
dliberto (154) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of a Shipyard IPA Sampler Pack. Drank from the bottle. Aroma is coffee, resin, pine, and a bit of chocolate. Taste is heavily focused on the coffee flavor with a nice presence of hop to round out the beer. Reminds be of an English IPA that focuses on the malt. Thin bodied beer with light carbonation and a slight oily feel. Not a bad beer
AmEricanbrew (5798) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with tan head. Pine, grassy, dark chocolate aromas. Medium body with average co2. Nice grassy, pine hoppy flavors with dry dark chocolate___tasty.
sir__v (625) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Vagabund Brauerei, Berlin - DE. Color: opaque black beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: malty domination with grassy notes and floral presence. Domination of strong hops. Taste: nice malty taste with good hoppy balance. Aftertaste: notes of chocolate and great bitterness.
dmadam (1) - Oakland, Maine, USA - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beautiful black appearance and equally beautiful tan head. The aroma of heavily roasted malt is pleasing with a hint of nuttiness and over tones of chocolate and hoppy citrus. The feel is a bit heavy and reminisces of a stout. The finish has a slight but pleasant bitterness. Over all a good beer to relax and drink slowly. Not my first choice for a refreshing on after a days work outside.
Elwood (3064) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours pretty well black with a small tan head. Muted nose of roasted malt and a bit of citrus. Roasted malt, a hint of nuttiness, and dull citric hops flavor wise. In fact the whole thing tastes a little watered down. Wouldn’t mind a little more flavor.
BeerFanDan17 (986) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice blend of roasted hops and coffee, sweet dark cherry, and dark malts. Pours dark black with a frothy head.
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Maxbier (206) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with ample tan head. Aroma of roasty chocolate. Initially the carbonation hits you along with a citrus hoppy flavor with chocolate and some toast flavors. Chocolate caramel and slightly bitter finish. To me it's more if a porter than an IPA (I am a big fan of both these styles). If this beer was billed as a porter I think it would have higher ratings.