dhunter151 (590) - 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 (227) - 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 (2026) - 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 (166) - 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 (3287) - 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 (3353) - 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!
oRos (1272) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours black with cream head. Taste is roasted malts with Sierra Nevada style hopping
Minderbinder (2197) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, cold coffee. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, sweetness, bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good, but I think my bottle was a tad too old to get full potential.
bconch (305) - - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour. Nose is predominately roasted malt. Taste is a solid mix of bright hops and strong malty goodness. Finish is coffee bitterness. Good black ipa
DocJitsu (1123) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark, clear, ruby-cola brown with a nice-looking, well-retaining khaki colored head. Roasted malty note are picked up on the nose. Citrus hops seem to alternately waft out. A little peppery on the tongue. Dark roasted flavors come through. Black pepper, a chemical quality, and an aggressive hop character.