Ferris (16092) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle - Roast malts and hops. Jet black with a rich white head. Roasty malts with a hop bitterness that dominates to the finish. Although not quite a marriage, it is a hand off from dark to IPA. djd07 (15282) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2011
On tap at the Petrol Station. Pours a very dark brown with a small beige head that lasts awhile leaving good sticky lacing. The aroma is a raisin malt and light roast. Medium mouthfeel with a smoke and coffee flavor. Easy to drink hiding the alcohol well. A very good black IPA from 512. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, pine, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, citrus, caramel, grass, and pine with a dry, bitter finish. deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2011
On tap at flying saucer Houston. Pour a clear deep brown with a khaki head that lasts throughout the beer and laces nicely. Aroma has a decent amount of roasted malt and pine hops. A bit clashing. Flavor begins with roasted malt and is joined by a bit of coffee and then pine in the finish. onceblind (10096) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Deep clear dark amber with a ivory foamy top with loads of lace. Dark earthy but semisweet nose that’s a bit leafy and mellow. Smooth floral hops on the flavor with mellow citrus and dark roasty semisweet malts, and smooth cocoa malt finishes. Pretty nice albeit mellow.
drowland (8888) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2/25/12. On tap at the brewery during RBWG 2012. Black pour, moreso dark brown under the light, with a small tan head that fades. Light hop aroma with a bigger kick of roasted malts, coffee, etc. Roasted, light porter characteristics seem to dominate - roast, chocolate, a bit of acidity - followed by a touch of hoppiness. Not bad. SudsMcDuff (8462) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 27, 2011
well, 512 in on the black ipa racket, lets see .. . Pours a deep brown with fantastic head, lacing is superb .. . the bastard gave him your home address .. . nice roastiness and a good dose of hops- this is how an american black ale should taste, balanced .. . another winner from 512 .. . My aunt gave me a walkie-talkie for my birthday. She says if I’m good, she’ll
give me the other one next year. Sledutah (7752) - Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2012
On tap at the brewery during RBWG AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Dark brown with a nice sized dark tan head and good lacing. Lots of roasted malts, pine, chocolate and grapefruit. A nice Bipa.
Dark brown color/ tan head. Mild roasty, black malt, pine sap aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Nice chocolate, light roast, dry black malt flavors with pine sap hoppage--good. ben4321 (6607) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014
Location: Draft at BRC, 4/1/14
Aroma: The nose is more roasty than hoppy, some caramel, and light pine notes
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a lighter brown head and some decent lace
Flavor: The flavor is medium sweet, with a good amount of roast, and a light hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a clean, roasty mouthfeel, and a mild dryness
I thought this example of a Black IPA was just a little bit light on the IPA part of the equation. Still, this is a nice beer.