86Moose (43) - - APR 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
5 hop five hop varieties, hemp seed 7 A 9.2% ABV. Enough said!
Roasted, dark malt character. Citrusy hop aroma. Notes of mild dark chocolate and a hint of sweet licorice. Smooth start & finish.
tugboat_801 (7) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 18, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a nice hip flavor not a lot of aroma however. Finishes heavy and you can feel the hops on the back of your tongue. Awesome black IPA.
johnnnniee (2043) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Harvest Market
Pours a clear dark brown with garnet highlights at the edges and a huge bubbly tan head that persists forever. Aromas of earthy pine dominate with bits of caramel and chocolate in supporting roles. The flavor is rich chocolate and caramel malt with lots of earthy pine and citrus hop flavor. Moderate to high level of hop bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. I enjoyed this brew. It’s just at is expiration date which I didn’t notice at the store, but its still drinking really well. I’d like to revisit this with a fresher bottle as this one has lots of porter like qualities to it at this time.
jstonerock24 (91) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is chocolate, coffee, caramel notes, and hops. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, and light lasting bitter finish. Drinks more like a stout than a black DIPA.
catface5326 (144) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown or black with thick tan head. Smells of malts and tastes of hops and some malt
perezs25 (38) - - APR 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1" tan thick foamy head, medium lasting with moderate lacing. Black liquid. Aroma of roasted malt and strong hops. Aroma matches the taste plus nutty tones and with dry finish. Moderate body palate and moderately warm finish. Goes great with grilled lamb burgers. Will have the whole 4-pack, but please don't call me tomorrow!
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pdx77 (1029) - Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Coffee color, with dark tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, espresso, and potent grapefruit. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate truffle, citrus and grapefruit hops. A good blend of hoppiness and roasted dark notes.
pdx76 (509) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours pitch black with thick tan head. Nose of strong piney hop, floral components. Smooth and foamy mouthfeel. Taste is of syrupy hop, pine, and malty but dry finish.
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LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big delicious juicy beer. Aroma was actually disappointing. Very green and hoppy but faint and one dimensional. Pour was a beautiful deep dark brown/near black with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was outstanding. A little hot and alcoholic, but a superb mix of strong citrus and piney hops with a heavy malt backbone. Tastes like someone spilled an imperial stout into an IIPA. Nice carbonation. Solid
TChrome (1400) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dubhe pours dark brown in color with a thick, retained light tan colored head. The aroma is rich with strong cereal and roasted notes as well as strong citrus aromas. Taste is very bold being initially sweet, the sweet gives way to a strong bitter flavor. I love black IPAs and this one does not dissappoint. High ABV is almost completly hidden.
Swamp_Thing (27) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grass and pine on the nose. I like very few spiced or flavored beers, but this is how you do it! If the hemp adds anything it is a rich hoppy grass and pine flavor. The strong hop notes are insanely well balanced to the point of being subdued. Complex flavors of hops and malts linger for ever on the tongue. This will be a staple in my cellar from now on.