beerbrains (26) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Earthy aroma with hints of chocolate, a little coffee, and some citrus hops (really nice aroma), pours black, frothy, tan foam head with bubbles, thins out pretty fast, a mixture of light sweetness and bitterness that finishes bitter, average carbonation, thick and full bodied with what I now can see is a sticky finish (Iím new at this). Lacing I have never tried a black IPA and I am finding this a delicious way to root for Denver to beat Tom Brady and company. A really nice beer all around.
joejames (361) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker glass, pours reddish-black. Two finger tan head, some lace and retention. Aroma of roasted malt and herbs. Taste is very well balanced sweet malts and citrusy hop bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes long and bitter. Tasting notes of roast, dark chocolate, mango, smoke and resin. Very good example of the style.
azzie (459) - - JUL 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33l. Dark brown liquid with big beige steady head. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Smell of citruses and herbs. Sweet dark sugar taste with herbs bitterness and a hint of grapefruit. Long cocoa finish. Very good.
Iphonephan (4492) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle shated at home. Pours a clear cola black with a tan head. Citrus nose. Flavors of herbs with bitter grapefruit rind. Bitter finish.
hrabren (143) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
0.33 bottle from Pivoteka, thanks to Viönja. Pours dark brown, almost black with reddish brown tint, lasting beige head. Floral aroma, roasted malts, red fruits, dried plums. Smoky taste, bitter, dried fruits kick in the finish. Lasting bitterness, full body. A classic example.
HammerTroll (821) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, minimal tan head. Aroma of coffee and hops. Sharp bitter kick, missing the roastiness, but good enough, long bitter finish. Medium body and lively carbonation. Fina BIPA. //stellabeer2go
alobar (3101) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola brown with no head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Chocolate, caramel, roasted malt flavor with hint of hop bitterness at the back end. Very nice beer.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 355 ml at Oíhara, Zagreb. Pours black with beige head. Roastiness and hops in aroma. Coffee bitter. Dry finish.
sloshgator (557) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shipyard Black IPA hits the mark on this style pretty well. Expected dark pour with a lasting tan head. Aroma is fresh hops and cola notes. Initial taste is chocolate and caramel notes with a hint of coffee. There is a bitter bite to the finish, but not unpleasant -- just enough to make it interesting. Shipyard Black is a tasty brew with cool bottle art, too!
Ibrew2or3 (7478) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yes! Rocking the Shipyard, chicís totally dig it. It must be that ringworm yeast. 12oz bottle pours with a deep dark brown colored body that supports a tall tan head of foam. The aroma offers up dusty dark roasted coffee, dark roasted malts, a bit of earthy chocolate malts and only a faint vague sense of hops. The taste is similar as I get a good load of dark roasted coffee and dark roasted malts blending into chocolate and short lived sweet malts. To midway the dark roasted malts take on more of a burnt to almost ashy sensation just has the timid hops manage to come forward. This seems like a roasted malt forward beer as I struggle to find much in the way of distinct hop notes. Still thereís isnít anything wrong here either. Pretty nice until it warmed and the ringworm yeast kicked in with its odd butterscotch flavor. Hmmm.
jgb9348 (5097) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a lighter cola coloured glow at the bottom, with a ridiculously thick, five centimetre tall very soapy tan head. Aroma of bright hops, resin, pine and grapefruit, all with some pungent roasted malt, yeast and a small amount of caramelised sugars. Medium-bodied; Strong roasty flavours at first with a good dose of malt coupled with a large hop presence, mostly from grapefruit and some floral elements. Aftertaste is well-rounded and gives off a malt-first taste that is followed with a good hit of hops and sweetness, but a fresh flavour throughout. Overall, a well-balanced beer that shows a good deal of complexity and no overt bitterness or pungency - just a solid IPA with roasted malt. I was more impressed than I thought Iíd be, but this still isnít a must-have beer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 17-May-2015 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 16-June-2015.