RateBeer
overall
96
89
style
Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Kelowna, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Share this beer with friends!
No commercial description


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty breadish, roasted and grapefruity to pine. Thick malty, pine and grapefruity hops, sweet and breadish. Liqourice. Dry and bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Black color, medium sized brownish head. Some aroma of roasted malt followed by nice fruitiness. Dark caramel and roasted malt flavor, then coffee; there is some sweetness appearing in the end; strong hopping.
Bold and zesty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 Bottle. Hophead mix pack from Santa. What a great idea. Dark brown. Light head. Moderate hop and malt. Very smooth body. Hoppy and chocolate notes. A hoppy chocolate porter. Yum.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (965) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
650ml bottle
8.8% ABV
Part of the 2012 Tree Brewing feature at the LCBO. I tried this beer on June 12, 2012 after purchasing from the King/Spadina LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer pours a coca-cola black colour with a half inch tan coloured head. The aroma is roasted malt, weak citrusy hops, and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is roasted coffee grains, decent citrusy hops, although no strong grapefruit presence. Still, an excellent beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1064) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2013 Pours an opaque black with a nice brown head that dissipates quickly but leaves some foam across the top and some sticky lace. Aroma is a citrus/floral chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Taste bitter dark cocoa that transitions into chocolate sweetness that has a very smooth and gradual warming from the 8.8abv and then it throws some citrus hop bitterness on the very end. Very complex and full bodied but not heavy.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
Pours a very dark brown/black with decent tan head diminishing to a nice sticky ring that laces the glass with a light covering that seems to stick around. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, some coffee and light grassy bitterness. Flavour is a mixture of bitter citrus, chocolate, roasted malt and sweetness that blends together quite nicely and for being 8 percent abv its not a boozy beer at all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
650ml bottle, pitch black color, with a bubbly tan head, mild sweet chocolatey, semi-sweet chocolate baking bar, chocolate cake, chocolate pudding nose, with a chocolate, black, roasted, toasted malty accent, and with a light floral leafy, grassy, piney hop, black coffee note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice sweet dark chocolate, black coffee, molasses, flowery leafy, grassy, piney hop character, with some burnt fruitcake, roasted, black, chocolate, toasted maltiness, brownie, minty, mocha flavours, and with a chocolate cake, chocolate cookie undertone, leading towards a warming chocolatey, chocolate cake, bitter chocolate, roastiness, lingering piney, cedary, coniferous hop bitterness finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
Did not expect this after the abomination of hophead red. A beautiful purely opaque black, huge roasted malts and a sweet chocolate note. Not too hopped up but quite bitter on the finish. Not well balanced but a solid session brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeistAlmighty (1042) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
650ml bottle. Very dark brown pour, big tan head. Dark roasted chocolate malts and citrus hop aromas. Dark bitter chocolate malt and bitter hops blend together in the taste very well. Body is full, but not heavy. Overall, this really worked and was very enjoyable. This had the best qualities of imperial stouts and IPAs.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
May 3, 2012 - with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel. Bomber c/o gregclow. Pours deep black-ruby, smallish creamy frothy tan head. Aroma is a little vegetal up front, even with a swirl, but also roast coffee bean, some cream, plenty of herbal bitterness (7-). Taste - just okay; not vegetal, but a tad treacle-sweet, still some coffee, but the bitterness seems a bit burnt, forced and generic (7-) - some alcohol, somewhat dry. Thin, syrupy body, weak carbonation, starts sticky burnt malt and finishes generic burnt-bitter, plus a bit boozy. Ehhh -


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 8 9 10


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50