Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Eureka. Rating #191. Black pour with a tan head. Roasty hop aroma with some light chocolate. Light roast and bitter hops, good drinker for the abv. (2217)
constructicon (1) - West Deptford, USA - MAR 5, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black like a porter with a robust head that quickly fads. Nice lacing in my tulip. The nose has a great aroma of hoppiness and roastiness. Tastes precisely like a well done IPA, only with a noticeable roastiness to it. A little alcohol in the finish, as well as hemp. Appropriate, as it is brewed with hemp seed. A little bitter in the finish as well. Well bodied, and very drinkable. A very well done beer from a brewery I don’t see much out here on the east coast. Wish I had the time to visit them in SLC.
Aml42000 (616) - Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great expression of black IPA. Chocolate brown appearance with an off white head. Piney/resiny nose. The palate is complex with a roasted nutty flavor on entry slowly transitioning to a classic hoppy bitter finish.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dense dark appearance, creamy head formation. Sugarry cocoa and piney hop aroma. Lots of chocolate on the palate, rich with a hint of licorice. Hoppiness is big, citrus and grapefruit in the finish. Definitely packs a fair punch but teh malt goes a long way to masking the 109 IBU’s
rxeight (791) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 Dark black. Nice piney hop taste that but has some great roasted malts deep in there as well. Just about the perfect balance between the two. Smooth bitter hop aftertaste. Overall, this is really good stuff. I’m glad I picked some up.
drjay44 (2339) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 1/12/12. Pours a thick, long duration, mocha head, with slight lacing, over a clear brown (SRM 28) body....nose is heavy resin, pine, citrus, lighter toffee/caramel....taste is sweet malts (toffee/caramel, molasses), with pine, grapefruit peel, hints of chocolate, very light licorice, finishing with a clean hop bitterness...mouth feel medium, alcohol hidden, carbonation low. This is well balanced, nicely complex in both aromas and flavors, thoroughly enjoyable, and utterly typical of the style. This beer has character. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, tan head. Aroma of pine, roast malt, caramel. Taste has a nice citrus flavor and not too much roast. Medium body and carbonation. Good beer, but I’ve had way better BIPA’s.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours black with a thin tan head. Scent of pine, chocolate and earth. Taste is burnt malt and bitter chocolate. Good stuff!
jimhilt (2340) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a four finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, faint mahogany highlights. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Grapefruit nose, flavor is grapefruit hops, lingering bitter aftertaste, the high ABV is hidden. Bottled Jan 2012, $3.45 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
Scrapersnbeer (1246) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very piney smelling beer with a heavy roast background. Extreme bitterness overwhelms a large malt content. Chalky feeling as opposed to being outright heavy. Couldn’t tell you if hemp seed makes any difference in the mix. I’ve never called a beer too extreme, but I see the potential turnoff here for many.