drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/4/12. 12oz bottle courtesy ratebeef! Hazy brown pour with a small tan head that sticks and laces plenty. Pungent, almost sour hoppy aroma with cattiness, lemon peel, weed, and more. Sweet entry with caramel and chocolate that gives way to pungent hoppiness, again with cattiness and citrus. Nice!
crossovert (5695) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle.
It pours a murky pond water brown with tons of floaties and a fluffy light brownish-tan head.
The smell is slightly roasty with some cocoa, there is a hint of tropical fruit. Not really a prime-time combo.
The flavor is pretty bitter which helps it. There is a fair amount of cocoa and roastiness. The hops arenít as apparent in the flavor besides the bitterness. There is a slight bit of fruit but it is subtle. It really tastes more like a porter with a ton of bittering hops more than anything, not really an IPA at all and not bad.
If they just got rid of the aroma hops in this one it would be pretty good.
5000 (5654) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Certainly more brown than black, moderate to large foamy sandy head, nice lacing.   Vibrant hop nose, a bit pithy and citrusy.   Blackness comes on the tongue, a bit of roastiness right up front followed by some moderate hop bitterness.   Not too bright, course I have sat on this for a while.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Clean hoppy finish, more like a regular IPA than one that is Black.   Roastiness is up front, but the IPA takes over in the back.   Clean, hoppy, and respectable.
marcus (5639) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a huge beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a brown ale flavor with lots of treacle and a citrus finish. Complex and tasty.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
FUck yeah liked this one alot. Nose of citra hops, tropical fruit, grapefruit, floral notes. Some toast and roast are there as well. Pours dark brown with a nice creamy off white head. The flavor is big on fruity tropical hops, grapefruit, floral notes, a touch of dank here and there. Toast and roast show up in the middle and finish but this showcases the hops. Fine drinkability. Really nice flavorful black IPA. I think anything made with Citra is going to be rated highly by me. Iím a fiend.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone. Dark cloudy brown with a fluffy off white head. Strong pine and citrus aroma with chocolate notes. Pine chocolate citrus grain and an earthy bitterness to the taste.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is what it is.
Balanced toffee, flowery.
Dennis shared this shit.
deyholla (5404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a reddish hue, cola carbonation and an off white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a real nice pine and fresh cut grass note backed by light roasted malts. Flavor has a lighter pine note with more roasted malts and hints of bread and coffee,
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the County Grill. Well, the name certainly fits. Whatís with the rage of dark "IPAs" ... I find few of them more entertaining than a good "old fashioned" American IPA. While the collaborative nature of this beer was alone enough to make me want it, once my friend suggested it carried the flavor of celery, that was hard to get past. Itís certainly sweet, and carries a unique character. (#4460, 1/30/2012)
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown .. awesome head, lacing is impressive too .. . you can definitely see the brewers come through on this beer .. . very light roast, some sap and burnt hop fields .. . slick smooth mouthfeel, the 7.4 is well done, warms the stomach a bit .. . i might buy again if a touch cheaper .. . . Liquid breakfast. Iíve had champagne on my Golden Grahams.