BillZav (22) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crafted in the increasingly popular Cascadian dark ale style, Ne’tra Gal is dark mocha in color with rich notes of chocolate and piny hops complimented by toasted malt and raisins. Although categorized as a Black IPA, it has the feel of an English ale or dry stout, and its ABV of under 5% is a lot lighter than typical beers of this style. Still, I enjoyed this eclectic ale and it paired well with the Buffalo burger that I had for dinner.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at rattle n hum. Pour is black with little head. Toasty, sharp, hoppy. A nice offering, not something I would consider very southern tiery.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at RNH. Pours a deep woody brown nearing black with a nice lasting foamy sticky beige head- lace is good. Aroma is pine, citrus, grass, mint light nutty earthy hint and slight roast. Flavor is light earthy leather roast, nuts, clean grapefruit, pine, citrus, grass, mint. Finish is nice bitter and clean. Pretty solid- straightforward and clean. Didnt realize this was 4.6%- had a pretty good flavor for such low alcohol.
KornDogg (532) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the Brewery. Roasted malt, subtle hop aroma. Black / amber hue body. Thin lasting head. Flavor is nutty with hints of hops and citrus. Slight bitter aftertaste.
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear caramel brown with a medium thick beige and tan head. Big fat citrus, resinous and dank. Medium bodied, light roast, malt. A bit empty feeling but mostly just because it’s about 4.6% and tough to get tons of body on it. But still quite tasty. Nice slow grapefruit finish with light toast. Really well done session beer.
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours a deep brown with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of fresh floral and citrusy hops, caramel, toasted malt and a hint of dark chocolate. Flavor of the same nice citrusy hop notes, caramel malt, some roasted malt. Smooth hop bitterness. Easy drinking black ale (not quite aggressive/bitterness enough to really be considered a Black IPA). Solid beer either way.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Rattle N Hum.
Brown with some off white head. Grassy hop aroma with some toasted malts and smoke. You get some hop up front on the palate but it finishes dry and malty with a light bitterness. Smooth and well balanced. A solid beer.
swoopjones (5980) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft 2 Coles, Buffalo NY. darker cola colored pour. fresh piney hop aroma, spruce?. Taste is piney hops, mild sweetness. Pretty flavorful for a 4.6%er
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-12-04. Very dark brown-black bod, small foamy beige head. 3+ Modest aroma, dry malt, dusty with earthy accents, mild grapefruit citrus character. 7+ Average plus palate. Decent but doesn’t quite come together for me today. Flavour is a bit odd at first, with some dusty malt, mild citrus undertones that seem out of place and not aggressive enough to take prominence. 7+ Decent but does not quite come together for me today. Tap at Coles, Buffalo
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[3508-20101204] Tap. Earthy aroma is a little grassy. Clear, dark red brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. More earthy chocolate malt in the flavour with grainy bitter hops throughout. Medium body. Interesting, like a meaty IPA and a nice change without the usual citrus base.
(@ Coles, Buffalo, NY)