thicksuds (417) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid black IPA, nice hop profile, black flavor is present, nice mix between the porter like beer and the hoppiness that you would expect from SN, rivals the other black IPAs I have had from SN, and any other brewer for that matter.
PhillyBeer2112 (2522) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty much a textbook BIPA. Citrusy hop aromas and flavor, roasted malts, medium bitter finish. A bit of an overwhelming acrid bite at the end, too stout like, bit of a clash between the roast and hops
hawthorne00 (2403) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fairly dark brown with a large beige head. Aroma has grapefruit, pine, kumquat, a little char, mocha. Nice but not all that vibrant. Dryish side of bittersweet with rather dull mocha, citrus and pine floating through towards a fairly bitter finish. OK, maybe a bit old.
unclemattie (4158) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, 4-Way IPA Variety Pack. Dark pour, huge lacing. Aroma of roasted grains, pine hops. Sweet malts flavor, tastes of roast. Finishes with a sharp pine hops bitterness. Well done. (4152)
Shanhorn (2) - Canon City, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Dark IPA has been a very interesting ride over the last 5 years. Been thinking of making my own.
dhunter151 (530) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Grapefruit, pine, coffee, roasted malt. Pretty solid.
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sickassmick (224) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours dark dark brown. leaves a ring and some film. smells pretty nice, lot of citrus type hops. Here is what this is: a really nice black IPA. I would like to see a bit more of the chocolate malt shine thru here, maybe tone the bitter down just a touch to bring out the malt. at the same time, I know we start to cross the line there. but cmon. black pale ale?
crazyvin (1930) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black body with a rich tan head that had excellent retention with some lace. A nice roasted malt presence. Mostly grapefruit hops and a bit if smoke. Flavor had good balance between roasted malts and bitter hops. A bit too much grapefruit. A nice moderately dry finish.
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Lizardking3 (94) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black. Smells roasty and hoppy. Bitter roasts and hops on front and settles in to chocolate ending
BelgianBeerGal (3138) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Publix mixed pack for IPA Day. Wow this was nice. Great aroma that has a touch of nuttiness and coffee mixed in with the hops. Wonderful flavor that mixes dark roasted malt with green hops and a miss lingering bitterness. Wonderfully made.
tom10101 (2702) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (12 oz). Courtesy of Minderbinder, thanks! Black with a medium fully lasting beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of piney notes, grapefruits, roasted malt, chocolate, and fruity notes. Taste is slightly sweet with pine, grapefruits, chocolate, roastead malt and light to moderate bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly oily moutfheel. Moderately dry finish. Very good Black IPA. Not too stout-ish. Well balanced. Drinkable and tasty. Very well done!