JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Draft at Stone Bistro. Clear black pour, off-white head. Grapefruit, resinous hops, citrus, sharp bitterness, and lightly roasted malt. Very hoppy black IPA, and lacks some of the chocolate notes seen in others of this style. Great if your in the mood for a hoppy alpine beer. mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Growled courtesy of Snojerk321. Poured into a tulip. Dark brown-black with frothy tan head. Aroma of big toasty malt, lots of coffee. Roastiness overpowers the piney and citrus hops, but they’re there. Taste is bitter both from the hops and the roasted malt. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. I would have liked a better balance of hops and malt, but pretty tasty. DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Draft at Toronado with james and andrew. Pours a pitch black color with slight head. Flavor is hoppy with some dark malts. Slightly less cohesive than other offerings in this style, but very good. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2012
preCBC tour on tap @the brewery-pours dark brown with a retaining light brown head. Aroma is roasty medium malt, pine. Taste is roasty medium malt, pine hops.
Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Growler shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
The beer is dark brown and appears nearly transparent, in spite of the dark color. The head is about 1/2" thick, and leaves some decent lacing behind. The aroma is primarily of citric hops, with mild roast. The flavor follows suit, and marries the roast with hops nicely. Flavorful and well balanced. A good brew, but nowhere near the quality of their regular IPA lineup.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 05-27-2011
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Draught at Toronado, San Diego. Black beer with a small brownish head. Malty roasted aroma, caramel, licorice, floral notes, metal, grassy, hay, herbal, licorice, chocolate notes. Hoppy roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa, citrus, grass, licorice notes, hay, grapefruit, some caramel. Good beer. snoworsummer (5694) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016 Draft at the brewpub. Pours dark opaque brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like grapefruit hops, chocolate malt, light booze, some coffee, and earth. Light/medium body carbonation. Smells like grapefruit hops, chocolate malt, light booze, some coffee, and earth. Beerhunter111 (20476) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2017
Sampled @ Mikkeller Beer Celebration 2017, Blue Session. Trübes orange braunes Bier. Geruch ist karamellig, holzig, kräftig malzig. Geschmack ist kräftig hopfig, harzig, Pinie. ansalon (3845) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2017
Pours black with a low off white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, citrus. Taste is fruity and roasted. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Jorn69 (3156) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2017
Sample @ Mikkeller Beer Celebration 2017, Blue Session 20170512. Roasted malty and hoppy, grapefruits, hoppy and bitter finish.