shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/12/2014: Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA... Well it looks dark, really dark with a tan head. Nice aroma of creamy chocolate and herbal hops. Roasty and dry with a good bit of cocoa with a heap of herbal and slightly spicy-citrus hops. Medium, smooth body. This one is quite good and the best of the Sierra Nevada Mix 12-Pack (well, Torpedo is also good, but thatís a mainstay beer). Overall, itís a well-done Black IPA that just about fits my definite of the style. 12 fl. oz. bottle from Kroger in Harrison, Ohio.
mcclainc50 (204) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark amber brown with a tan head leaving moderate lacing. Aroma of malt and a little spice. Smith maltiness with a hop bite on the middle. Very easy to drink excellent addition to Sierra Nevada series.
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 7/11/14
Aroma: The nose is heavy roasted/burnt malts, dark coffee, underlying earthy hops
Appearance: Pours a dark brown-black color with a sheeting brown head and plus lace
Flavor: It reminds me of a hoppy porter, plenty of roasted/burnt flavor, and an earthy bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-plus, kind of a dry, ashy/chalky feel, with a lengthy finish
This is another nice one from Sierra Nevada. Very roasty and very dry. This is something I could happily see drinking again.
AmEricanbrew (6014) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear ruby brown color with lasting tan foam. Dark chocolate, pine, mild roast aromas. Smooth medium body. Nice pine, floral hop flavors with semi sweet chocolate, mild roast____good.
puboflyons (2228) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour a dark brown tone but not quite black with a very foamy tan head that maintains its carbonation level. The aroma has the dark barley malt and molasses characters I might have expected but not a big hop nose. The taste is bit better than the nose suggests with a biting bitterness and black licorice like qualities.
DalzAle (2000) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark black pour, 1/4 inch tan head and an aroma of roasty aromatic malt and citrusy hops. Flavor is mild roasty and peaty malt, licorice and more nice mellow orange hops. Almost like a dialed back version of Surly Blakkr
varanid99 (564) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, thin tan head. Roasty, dark malt aroma, slightly hoppy, citrus. Taste is coffee, roasty, orange, very smooth. Pretty good.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a light tan head. Roasty nose with a good bit of pine in there. Medium to full body, relatively round on the tongue. Slight burnt notes, light coffee, pine needles, and some earthy hops. Lasting bitter finish. Pretty much what I think of when I think black IPA.
WheatKing (1306) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good name. So in ten years will we distinguish styles with the name "pale IPA"? Bottle. Very dark brown. Roast, hop petrol on the nose. Flavour is pretty sweet with roast, along with the berry and citrus flavour. And garlic. So much garlic. Canít say Iím a huge fan of this, too much garlic/hop petrol, and tips too far toward sweetness.
Oscbert (1062) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
~Roasty malt aroma with citrusy earthy hops. Well balanced between the two.
~Pours a very dark brown color with orange tints. Big foamy brownish white head.
~Strong roasty malt flavor that lingers hroughout with earthy hops.
~Medium bodied with medium CO2, burnt roasty long lasting finish.
~Roast is a bit much on this one. still enjoyable just a bit off balanced in flavor.