tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with reddish edges, a large light tan head that leaves some thick lacing. The aroma has pine, earth, roast, coffee and mint. Flavor is lots of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, and piney hops. Medium full mouthfeel and it finishes on the sweet side with some light bitterness. This one crosses over to big, hoppy porter territory. Very flavorful and easy to drink.
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
S: black, light tan head, consistent collar & lacing
A: incredible floral smell, hoppy, sweet, real nice
T: initially sweet, the has a mellow dry, hop bitterness, the malt balances it very well
O: I really like this beer, good drinkability
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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 (622) - 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 (1188) - 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 (2566) - 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
Beerona97 (2397) - 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 (3102) - 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!