DarkSong (284) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. It pour a dark black with a tiny quickly fading tan head. It has a wonder citrus and pine hop aroma with a hint of tangerine. This is by far the best Black IPA I’ve ever had. I has a wonderfully complex and intense citrus and pine hop flavors which are backed up amazingly well with the dark malt. This is an outstanding beer.
Renobob (576) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue à la pression. Une bière magnifique, corpulente et équilibrée. On y retrouve tout ce qu’on aime dans une Black IPA. Excellent !
EyeAmBaldman (194) - Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque dark mahogany with a thick tan head. Leaves good lacing in the glass. Aroma is hops, grapefruit. Taste is bitter hops, grapefruit, roasted malt, dark chocolate...Wow, what an interesting flavor. Excellent black IPA.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into Tulip glass from bottle, pours almost completely black with slight ruby tints when held up to the light, more or less looks exactly like a porter. Huge fruity notes on the nose-- tangerine, nectarines, grape fruit-- very much like a DIPA. Taste is IPA style bitter fruitiness along with bitter dark chocolate, fresh cocoa and coffee grounds coming into the mix as the beer warms up. Tasty and unique beer.
Jimthechap (1563) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Great New Zealand Beer Festival. Appears dark mahogany in colour with a pungent aroma of fragrant and herbaceous hops. Resinous and grassy impressions from the nose. To taste, there is an odd balance of green hops, molasses and dark malts. There was a very generous lengthy finish and an enduring satisfaction.
Frahmo (267) - Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice thin black pour with a brown head. Great hop aroma. Malty backdrop with a nice mix of hops. Not overpowering or over bitter. Very smooth drinker. This guy went down smooth and was gone before I knew it.
cafgen (122) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Nice dark color with a nice roasted color head. Aroma is pine, citrus, hoppy and a slight sweetnes. Taste is pine and hoppy. Very smooth. Definitely try it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
$6 bottle from Three Blind Mice in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Enjoy By date was a week ago at most, but that’s not enough to make me whine to the waitress or owner.
Appearance: Opaque black, it seems. Nice tan sort of head on top with fantastic sip-by-sip lacing for the most part.
Smell: A bit of char, but definitely piled with hops... definitely a black IPA on the nose. No fruitiness that I can tell, just earthy, piney hops and some roast.
Taste/feel: The piney/earthy hops are definitely there, but some sort of citrus is in the flavor that I didn’t get in the aroma. The hops dominate at the forefront, with a roast/char aftertaste. A nice body on this one as well, with a carbonation that’s maybe medium-high.
A pretty great beer, and one of the best black IPAs I’ve had, for sure.
TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a tan head like frothy chocolate milk out of a bomber. Pine aroma off the bat. Resiny pine in the first sip with good additions from roasted malts filling in as well. Great example of the style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
malkyore (163) - - MAR 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve gone my whole life raring beers attributes out of 10. I rarely give things 10s because there has never been a yardstick for me of what the best beer is. As of now for ipas this is my new yardstick. This beer is the perfect balance between the Carmel maltiness of a stout, and the heavy handed hoppiness of a stone ipa. This is a phenomenal beer.