mbgrayson (772) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pours very dark, almost black, with a tan head. Aroma is hoppy, with notes of malt and coffee. Taste is largely of an IPA; lots of hops, with the malt and coffee in the background. Not bad, but not my favorite. Thumbs up. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
355ml bottle, at tasting on 18 November 2012. Thanks to Theydon_Bois for sharing. Dark reddish copper colour. Good herbal hop character on the nose. A little smoky edge in the flavour. On the sweet side with some caramel. A bit cloying for my palate.
dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 26, 2013
I find it to be the perfect IPA. Not too high in IBUs and not too hoppy. There is the great flavor of Alaskan without it being too bitter.
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Deep black with frothy thin tan head.... Aroma of fresh herbal hops, roasted malts... Flavor is slightly thin, roasted malts, but not much complexity... Citrus hops on the palate... Decent black ipa
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Scipio (1081) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours a very deep brown with a thick, beige, longer lasting head. Lots of citrus in the aroma, that being grapefruit. There is a good amount of pine, light chocolate, and some light fruity apple to go along with some slight tart. The taste is similar to the aroma. Grapefruit and pine. I’m not finding much chocolate, but instead I get some coffee. There is some sourness still as well, especially at the end. Aftertaste is grapefruit and that apple tart. It lasts awhile, and the pine seems to stick on your tongue. The body is medium to full. Texture is what I would call a balanced medium, with some sudsy carbonation. This is a good beer. For me its a somewhat cooler since it isn’t sold in my part of the world. If it was, I’d be a bit happier. This one is good. But in comparison for this style, I would choose others. I hold higher standards for Black IPAs.
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle: Color: Poured a brown color with a reddish tint. Aroma: Sour fruit/ Grapefruit. Flavor: Strong flavor, has an almost soy sauce element with a particularly bitter finish. A little too bitter for my taste. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
May 2012. Bottle. Poured black with a fizzy tan head. Roasted malt aromas blended with citrus, pine and tropical fruit. Good balance and a slightly bitter finish. Great ale! arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Pours a dark black color with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, chocolate, and hops. The taste is bitter dark chocolate, coffee, some sort of fruit, and hops/burnt malts. It’s a pretty good black IPA but doesn’t really stand out to me. Knappster (34) - - MAY 26, 2013
Memorial weekend- 2013, one if the smoothest black IPAs I've had, today anyway! Tender as a baby's bottom the hops are- lets go
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Nice Cascade IPA, bordering on a hoppy porter in style. The malts are what make this one. Sensual and roasty, providing a great solid base and the ultimate mouthfeel. The hops are a bit more subdued -- I'm getting some bitterness, and some citrus, but overall this is the story malts wrote. A nice sweetness comes into play as well, from origins that are above my pay grade to determine. Recommended!
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