GIJOE (472) - Monterey, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish-brown with a frothy white head. Nose is hoppy and floral. Taste is lightly bitter. Medium body. Average IPA.
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curepute (123) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy dark toasted malt nose. Black with one finger of white head. Great hop bitterness, toasted malts, bitter. Long hop bitter finish.
OPIE788 (261) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Not much of an aroma. Taste is like an actual grapefruit. And that’s about it.
Borresteijn (4406) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Deep dark brown to black with a red hue, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, laurel, pine, earth, grapefruit, very potent aroma. Flavour is quite bitter, hard roasted malts, black liquorice, grapefruit, pine, resin, almost ashy, firm bitter hoppy finish with a little grain. Light to medium-bodied. Nice.
bmerz (665) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Breukelen Bier Merchants (NYC). Pours dark brown with amber head and lace. Aroma is earth, light fruit and floral notes, with pepper. Taste is balanced earth, spice, charred toast, clean bitterness. Feel is dry, prickly, clean with a silty finish. One of the better black IPAs I have had. Gets high marks ignoring the fact this style is almost entirely a bad idea.
Patjeadam (54) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favourite black ipa's. It combines the malty and the fruity in a delicious marriage. It smells amazing. And after that is a pleasant ride that keeps you longing for more!
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TheJvd (681) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cL bottle at home. Pours clear brown with a medium, dense, off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma has some roast, chocolate and earthy notes combined with pine and a bit of fruitiness. Taste has a little bit of fruitiness as well, some chocolate, roast, hops and a medium bitter finish. Medium body and soft to medium carbo. A very well balanced beer, excellent stuff.
varanid99 (431) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cola coloured pour, nice thick long lived head. Cocoa, roast, lemon and resin aromas. Taste is roasty, chocolate, bitter, a little sweet. cracking good beer.
Senka (348) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle, poured in to IPA glass. Pours coca-cola black, with brownish duallayered head. Aroma of chocolate and orange. Complex combination of malts and hops. Full bodied beer, but something is missing. Best alternative for a traditional baltic porter on your xmas table.
JulienHuxley (2516) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Clear dark brown pour just barely still translucid. Aroma is quite piney, there is some Thornbridge brand hoppiness, but also a detectable lemony (lemon pledge) sorachi ace touch that is quite characteristic. Taste is bitter, nice malty sweetness, strong roasty finish, well built, on the hoppy stout side of things more than just a dark IPA. Palate is med-full bodied, creamy, with light-med carbonation. Tasty.