ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
After a long walk dragging the kids around in the wagon I’m hoping that this will serve refreshing and roasted.
It’s very dark brown in color, but you can see a slight cola-like thinness when viewed from above. The off-white head is weak, regardless of the pour. The aroma is pleasant, boasting bready caramel sweetness and practically no notes of roasted malts. Whew. So far so good.
In the mouth, however, the roasted bitterness is harsh. It completely masks any sweetness, but does allow some indistinguishable hop character to peek through. It almost seems as if thy used some highly acidic hops to counter balance the roast, creating a very bitter overall experience. Too bad. Some slightly green, plant-like hops come trough in the finish. Otherwise, it has a more or less uneventful flavor. alcaponejunior (445) - Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Almost black, kinda more dark brown with amber notes, but nice enough looking. Head and lace were pretty good.
Aroma is slightly astringent, hoppy, some maltiness and roastiness.
Flavor is nice, it’s pretty IPA-like. There’s some roasty dark malt flavor, but it’s light. Mostly you get a nice hoppiness, pretty up front but almost balanced.
Body is medium and well carbonated, quite drinkable.
It’s a nice brew, I’m glad I took the chance on a sixer. I’ve had other Alaskan brews before tho and it’s a good brewery. LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a slight red hue holding it up to the light. It starts out with a big pillowy white head that subsides to a thin cap of khaki suds. Leaves behind insane amounts of lacing.blutt59 (6609) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Aroma: Faint citrusy hops and slight peppery roast.
Taste: Herbal and citrusy hop spice right up front. Medium roast coffee. Finishes with a pleasant bitter hop finish that lingers.
Mouthfeel: On the thin side of medium bodied. Juicy with modest carbonation.
Overall: While a little conservative for the “dank” Black IPA that I enjoy, this was a tasty, well rounded hoppy beer.
Bottled, dark brown with tan foam, aroma is roast and pine, flavor of chocolate, roasted nuts, just right bitterness, good beer kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Black, medium bodied with a real foamy, dense tan head. Bitter.hoppy aroma with a faint roasty malt background and a hint of cocoa. It smells good. The flavor is really well balanced and had a faint roasty chocolate malt flavor with a strong bitter bite. Its really good.
robforbes (2279) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours black with a medium size foamy tan head, and very good lacing.
Smells of hops, black roasty malt, and a little pine.
Taste is bitter, malt, nice hoppy taste, pine, and a tad bit of citrus. Ends bitter. ttoadee (1664) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Dark brown/amber pour, off white head. Nose is fresh pine cones. Bitter. medium to full body. Chocolate malt with grapefruits and pine through the middle. Steady, bitter finish. Keeper. beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle pours a dark red/brown with a tan top. Scent is pine and citrus. Roasted malt taste with pine and coffee. Fatehunter (2640) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Poured almost a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is citrus with a note of roasted malt.
It has a solid flavor profile: lemon, grapefruit and slight roasted malt.
It has a crisp texture, a bit high on the carbonation.
A worthy and flavorful BIPA. anders37 (27588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a fruity malty roasted piney hoppy aroma. Fruity roasted malty hoppy piney flavor. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy licorice finish.