JFGrind (1801) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark bodied, citrus nose, medium bitterness with a roasted malt backbone. Just a well built Black IPA. Nice sidebar that its named in honor of Greg Noonan.
Niko100 (1787) - Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, pine hops, citrus, & light chocolate notes; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, light dark chocolate, and citrus; Finish is bitter; Good.
evergreen0199 (1752) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. A black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, hoppy, some bitterness. Not bad.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love me some Smutty. Very nice standard black IPA. This doesn’t have any real chocolate or roast which makes it nice. Dark malts and high hops.
BrewBoxer (1721) - New York, New York, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at pony bar NYC. Deep black cloudy color. Lots of lace on the side. Taste is a perfect balance of malt and hops. Awesome black iPa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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Earlier Rating: 4/4/2013 Total Score: 3.8
Draft at pony bar NYC. Deep black cloudy color. Lots of lace on the side. Taste is a perfect balance of malt and hops. Awesome black iPa
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Lukaduke (1673) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep rich black color with a two finger khaki foam. Big roasty nose with touches of earthy forest floor and bright grassy pine hops. The palate follows the nose nicely with great mouthfeel and spot on flavors. Great black IPA !
Ed5388 (1617) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours black with a creamy dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, roasted coffee, and pine. Taste of roasted malt, burnt toast, pine, and an aftertaste of toffee. Solid beer.
BroSpud (1582) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle Pours dark, real dark, brown with a nice looking tan head that left plenty of lacing. This is what a Black IPA should truly be ... a great IPA with the big citrus and pine flavors but also more earthy roasted malt flavors contributing smoke and chocolate notes.
Leafs93 (1579) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a substantial tan head into the DFH/Sierra IPA glass. Aroma is roast, pine, smoke, dark chocolate and floral. Taste is sweet with some moderate roast bitters, the sweetness is more prevalent though. Medium bodied with a smooth and silky mouth feel.
malrubius (1555) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Garden City. Dark dark brown with lasting tan head and lace. fresh hop and roasted coffee aroma. Very mild sweet mocha with subdued dark fruity sweetness and very dry assertive roasty woody hop finish. Nice medium sessionable palate with enough carbo to accentuate the hops. Excellent.