dnicolaescu (1624) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head: beige, medium-big, frothy, avg. retention.
Aroma: strong citrus, grapefruit, pineapple and pine. Possibly some toasted notes.
Taste: citrus, possibly dark malt, moderate bitterness.
A nice, aromatic and juicy IPA. But what is Black IPA supposed to mean? I was not able to detect any serious dark malt notes. So, for the moment a Black IPA for me is an IPA that is black.
Hooks82 (96) - ITALY - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black ipa. Profumatissima. Luppoli in gran evidenza. Ottimo equilibrio tra dolcezza del malto e amaro.
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joe19612 (2432) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige head, hoppy and fruity aroma, the taste is light with some bitterness. with a dry bitter finish.
antonstoop (277) - - JUL 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poors a dark beer, with a good white head. Hops in the noise, and further away the roasted malts. A creamy medium bodied beer, and good carbonated. Very soft and mild, where the hops have the overhand. A very refreshing BIPA!!
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flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
citrus, spruce, toast, black, clear, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy. Quite nice, creamy and balanced, however the IPA is good, but for a black IPA misses some roastiness. Maybe a bit to restrained and balanced, but well made.
elbernays (1113) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with off white head. Head is foamy and sticks to glass all the way down. Woody aroma with hints of tropical hops, with sweet caramel forcing itís way in there. Chocolate and lemon flavours with dry bitter aftertaste. A bit of alcohol coming through which spoils the balance a bit. Itís light for a black ipa and has low carbonation. Itís probably the best black ipa Iíve had. Nice.
minihame2 (340) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks a lot like coke. Dark body and thin, quickly dissipating head. Faint, malty aroma. Slight, bitter taste. Kind of watery, easy on the palate. Very drinkable beer, resembles an IPA very much.
Idiosynkrasie (5855) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Clear red ruby glowing darkest brown colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, moderately lasting and lacing, beige head. Piney, herbal and minimally grassy hop aroma, spicy dark malty background. Taste is minimally biting bitter hoppy, roasty dark malty basis. Mild, relatively light body, good integration of the malt and hop flavours.
CamdenD (1161) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nicely-made black ipa. Taste is roasted but not overly so. The moutfeel is less fizzy than the IPA and therefore lends the beer a bit more gravity. Oh and itís tasty.
Gramoit (379) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the local Taphouse Darlinghurst: Pours like a black IPA tastes like a black IPA. Quite hoppy initially, especially compared to some others of this style however the roasty flavours are never too far away. Also has quite a bitter finish. Enjoyed it, however there are many better Black IPAs.