msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Gription79-Thanks Dallas. Pours clear dark brown with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and pine. Flavors of piney hops, roasted malts, chocolate, and a bit of alcohol. Nice flavor profile. Nice BIPA.
Sparky (2132) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Sledutah – thanks Craig! Pours clear dark brown with a 2 finger thick beige head. The nose is roast, citrus and caramel. The taste is roasted malt, overripe citrus and major bitter resin in the finish that lingers and turns into a strong black coffee taste in the back of the palate. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Big, bold and boozy.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s pronounced "Doobie" and it’s made with hemp. Oh, you clever brewers...That said, this was really good. Very hoppy aroma - some pine, some grass, some woodsy notes, with a little bit of coffee. Flavor delivers pretty much what the aroma promises, with a lot of hops and a little bit of coffee. Whil a lot of black IPAs seems to be like hoppy porters, this seemed like a true hybrid. Good stuff.
beerfest5 (831) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great bipa, a little on the light side, color wise, the abv doesnt do too much to thicken it up, but the flavor is very well balanced between the roasted malts and the hops.
mcberko (4773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle, pours deep dark brown / black with a reddish tinge and a small tan head. Aroma is very roasted, with notes of chocolate and espresso dominating, with the underpinning hoppiness quite apparent. Flavour begins very roasted, with lots of coffee and roasted malt, transitioning to a bitter coffee and resinous hoppy finish. Excellent balance between roast and hops, like an ideal black IPA should have. ABV is well-hidden and the palate is creamy and full-bodied for an IPA. Extremely enjoyable.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 5/27/2011. Black color with tan head. Sweet pine sap, dark chocolate, brown sugar aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Dry bitter bakers chocolate flavors with pine sap, caramel, and a mild tobacco astringence--good
robertjm (718) - Albany, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderfully thick and creamy head you could float a dime on. Dark dark brown body with lots of bubbles coating the glass like a cola. Good hop nose. Yes, thievish a very choppy brew, but there’s a nice sweet backbone going down. But that doesn’t last long as the aftertaste is again loaded with Left Coast hop varieties. Would really like to try this fresh on tap. But the bottle was nothing to sneeze at.
Nikiel (829) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours black with tan foam. Smells if chocolate with a hint of coffee and hops. Tastes very bitter with Java and lots of bittering hops.
Reynolds314 (1877) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thought this was pretty good for the style. A little rough around the edges but at least it had bold robust flavors. Citrus and pine hops shine through with a lot of bitterness. A nice roasty burnt flavor accents the hops and assaults the taste buds a bit. Interesting and pretty good.
Ernesto987 (3009) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boozy and bitter. No charm. decent roasted flavors but I would like good hoppy flavors married to the roasted flavors. Its like someone forgot to flavor with hops. Hemp seed seems to be a gimmick.