jjuf1853 (1157) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Brass Tap. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Good lacing. Hefty amount of hops in the aroma but nicely balanced with the malts. Good bitterness in the tail end.
Gfei (17) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is predominantly American hopswith maybe a slight hint of malt.
Nice strong bitterness, not as much roast as I expect from a black IPA. Medium to medium heavy body, mouth feel nice and smooth with a bit bite from the coronation. Overall a decent IPA.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is nearly pure black with with decent sized tan head. Nose is of citrus, some pine, and hops. Taste is malty up front with a nice hoppy finish which flow very smoothly together.
alobar (2300) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of pine, roasted malt, and hops. Roasted malt, caramel, and a bitter hop ending comprise a well-balanced flavor. Tight lacing. Very good beer.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010
Hoppy aroma. Dark coloured strong in alcohol hoppy and fruity with a citrus flavour. A hint of dryness in a crisp bitter and nutty malt finish.
TonyDiUlio (640) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at Capone’s with Justin and Katie. Pour was a dark brown with medium head. Aroma was full of pine hops, citrus, and malts. This combo, although interesting in the aroma was a bit muttled in the flavor. The hops were the leading Flavor but the dark malts seemed to confuse the palate.
juiceisloose (1048) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Redlight Redlight. This one pours a nearly pitch black color with some mahogany at the edges and topped by a thick, tan colored head of foam that slowly settles to a thin film leaving rings of lace around the glass. The aroma shows a good amount of orange and grapefruit citrus hops along with some pine resin notes. The base is of black patent malt, and good amount of barley roast, which enhances the bitterness. The flavor follows suit with the roast, pine, and citrus hops up front followed by hints of smoke and black malt. The roast and hops really add to the bitterness level, but I would like to some more balance. Medium bodied, but a touch thin with balanced carbonation that leads to a semi-dry and bitter finish. Lots of hops and roast in this black ipa. Nice stuff.
Mora2000 (4042) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 Big thanks to djrn for sending this beer to me. It is the first beer from the Weyerbacher NATO series that I have tried.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a white head. The aroma is roasted malt with some piney hops. I also get a little bit of tobacco in the aroma. The flavor is fairly bitter pine with a little bit of citrus. This is also balanced out with some roasted malt. Low to medium bitterness - one of the more bitter Black IPAs I have tried. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Glad I got to try this one.
patrickfannon (1172) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capone’s with James. Pours turbid black with a wispy tan head. Aroma of resiny simcoe hops, pine, and deep roasted malts. Medium to full bodied with a tangy, bitter palate. Finishes with a touch of astringent dryness. Good.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at capones. Pours a deep woody copper/brown with a nice tight tan head- some lace. Aroma is nutty, light roast, herbal, slight grass and very piney but as it warms there is a slight fruity character and some woodsy dank weed. Flavor is toasted malts, light roast, nutty, hints of chocolate, grassy hops, earth some dirt and mineral with slight char, but gets a bit better as it warms- and opens up a bit of dank hops and pine resin. A slight bit harsh in the finish and resinous bitter in the back of the throat.