dukeredhair (241) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from whole foods Northridge. Aroma is citrus and pine hops with a nice strong malt roast bitterness and subtle hints of cocoa. Appearance is black with a tan head that laces nicely and linger long. Taste is bitter piney citrus hops with a nice stout malt background sweet roasty finish. palate is a bit more on the stout side than the IPA side but that’s fine w/ me. A really nice beer, great "black IPA" for end of summer beginning of fall since it stradles the line a bit more on the roasty stout side.
Getbetter (658) - Cucamonga, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle,a very dark red,roasty,white head,medium body,oily feel, average carbonation, this is a great black ipa.
douglas88 (5131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours a almost black color with a medium tan head. A sweet nose of bitter chocolates and fresh hops. The flavor is really nice: pine, light bitterness, roast, char. Very smooth. Tasty.
radagast83 (3749) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was a nice hop character, lots of citrus notes, pine, tropical fruits surrounded by nice roasted malts that balance it out. Flavor was a nice roasted malt character, with plenty of sweet notes of piney and citrus hops. Pretty tasty and quite an enjoyable brew.
brokensail (9116) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is really dark brown with a tall khaki head. Really good hop aroma to begin. Plenty of citrus hops, light grass, pine, and pineapple. There is some good roast, very mild bread, and a light sweetness. The flavor has only a hint of cocoa and a moderate roast character. Mostly grapefruit, pineapple, and pine. Moderate bitterness on the back end with a light sweetness.
bytemesis (2143) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, small tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of passion fruit, cirus, roasted malt. Flavor is the same, light sweet, light bitter. Light body.
DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great IPA on tap at Venice Alehouse, lots of dark malts mixed with those delicious piney hops, very good.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at TDA, it was a big ’ole pint too. Rating #6. Dark black with a big beige head. Roasty hop aroma, light coffee. Clean roasty flavor, more piney hops and just pretty delicious overall. (1948)
ChazMania (640) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber- first beer from this brewery. Aroma is roasty and citrusy- nice and fresh smelling. Appearance is dark with small foamy head. Good taste, like a light version of Stone SSR. Body is a tad thin compared to others for the style that are chewier. An overall very enjoyable first beer from this place.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle. Dark coffee, light tan head. Stout like nose. Hops pretty subdued.