BenDover (223) - Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely dark brown. Medium tan/brown foam. Aroma is of both coffee/dark chocolate and grassy/hoppy - but a bit faint, not very strong. Taste: seems rather well balanced and low-IBU for an IPA -- not sure I believe the 70 IBU’s, seeems to high. Bittersweet, coffee, dark chocolate, and moderately hoppy. Me likey very much.
Obfuscate (481) - Minneapolis, - MAR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black, smooth and creamy not getting too much hops for an IPA. Decent.
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid. Pleasant roastiness. Balanced with a good pine bitterness on the finish. Well done black ipa.
terefere (375) - Durham, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black, small tan head. Aroma of plums, coffee, citrus, butterscotch, bread. Taste: roasty, coffee, dark chocolate, sweet fruits, grass, citrus.
Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Love this style. Big rich coffee toffe aroma with great earthy hop aroma. Flavor is crisp toast and crisp type of noble hop character. Finishes super crisp and clean. A great bIPA
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12 oz bottle, variety pack, poured into 16oz tulip glass
Aroma: roasted malts, faint coffee, piney hops, smells like an American Stout
Appearance: Black, clear, tan head
Taste: medium bitter
Palate: medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, bitter finish
Overall: Has aroma and body of a stout. Nice roasted malts and coffee aroma and flavors. Hops are definitely present, but the roasted malts cover some of it. If I was blindfolded and tasted this, I’d guess it’s a hoppy stout.
ttoadee (1296) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, dark, amber with a fluffy head. Nose is roasted black patent malt and light pine. Bitter. Middle is coffee, molasses, with a hint of citrus. Finish is chocolate malt coupled with medium bitterness. Restrained, flavorful beer.
rgf001 (323) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2015 Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark caramei, spruce, citrus. Black with off white head. Starts malty sweet but becomes bitter in a jiffy. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, toast, chocolate, resin, spruce, citrus. Roasty, resiny medium mouthfeel. Dry finish with hop resin that lingers. This fnish begs for another sip (nice trick).
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAR 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look: pours black with a extremely light brown head. Red highlights on the edge of the glass.
Smell: roasted malts. Coffee. Minimal tropical fruit.
Taste: roasted malts. Cold stale coffee.
Feel: medium carbonation. Thin mouthfeel. Slight dryness but I don't feel it's from the hops.
Overall: just not enough hops for me.alts are too over powering.
First drank: home 3/6/15
mfhennig (281) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Last beer of the 4-way ipa variety pack, probably the best of the four. Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Some coffee, roasted malts dominate with a hint of citrus and pine. Medium body, lively carbonation with a mildly bitter finish.
I guess I’m not much of a true ipa fan, I prefer the rye and black ipa’s over the more traditional brews. This one is very good.