liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2014
12 oz can. Aroma: roasty and malty, with hints of resin and toffee. Taste/Palate: sweet, creamy, and a bit thin; finishes bitter and slightly astringent. Fantastic malt/hop balance. UkrainPubCrawler (121) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
This is a very tasty black IPA. Plenty of hops combined with delicious malt character. grundsow (135) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Love the black IPA style! It’s the bitter roasted flavors of a good porter, complimented with bitter hops. Compared to Otter Creek, not quite as flavorful with still more alcohol. Excellent beer though! Dr_Quick (1) - - DEC 23, 2013 does not count
This rules as my current favorite (often a short-lived crown). Just a really well-executed Black IPA. Great balance between malt and hops. Lively carbonation distinguishes it from many Porters. Medium body. Just a well-balanced effort. Cybercat (5960) - Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours an opaque warm sable with a thick, fine-bubbled, light tan head. Strong aroma is fairly hoppy with a firm undertone of citrus, mainly orange and a bit of grapefruit. Strong, hoppy flavor has smoky and nutty undertones and hints of chocolate and licorice. It fairly successfully marries most of the flavors I like in a stout or porter with the hoppy and citrus flavors I appreciate in an IPA. Maybe I should change my favorite sort of beer to black IPA. Texture is fairly smooth and fizzy with a slight tinny undertone.
jhatlestad (34) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Nice dark cocoa aroma with definite hop presence but smooth and heavy. Solid dark appearance. novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pours super dark, almost stout color, with a medium to small head that thins out as the beer disappears. Slight bitterness on the edges with a whollop of fizz that helps to conceal alcohol. Super malty and flavorful with a nice calm finish. I loved this beer, as well as the packaging, style, and feel. tfontana (1039) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Can from Signal Variety Plaistow NH. Aroma is combination of bready malts, yeasty dough and piney hops. Appearance is dark reddish brown--almost black, with 1 finger-width off-white creamy head, fair retention, no noticeable sparkle, minimal lacing. Taste is interplay of rich, roasted malt sweetness with overtones of hop bitterness, each one taking its turn in the forefront. Palate is medium-bodied creamy texture with late carbonation on the top of the tongue and nice loooooong mild bitter finish. Overall, this beer hits on all cylinders. tknight401 (5) - - AUG 4, 2012 does not count
Caramel hints with. Deep, dark appearance with IPA taste. Not too bitter, solid taste. Marriage of IPA and Porter. Fantastic! Pair with glazed pork loin. turtlesugar (5) - - DEC 8, 2014 does not count
"(Thoughtful face) Black IPA.... I would say it’s the beer that instead of wanting to slap the devil out of it, you want to slap the Devil into you. BLACK IPA."- my esteemed roommate. I’m not sure if I agree with that or not because I’m not sure I know what it means. It’s delicious. Bitter, dry, has a bite but is still thirst quenching. Beautiful rich brown/black appearance with small white head. Quality brewery, quality beer.