tia (2073) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Very dark with tan head and generous lacing. Smells like sage and rubber. Tastes nice and bitter. Lively with a nice hop finish.
Gription79 (2886) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Looks similar to the pinnacle porter. The aroma is diacetyl, pine hops. The flavor is all diacetyl, light roast, grassy hops.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Bend Brewing. Pours hazy, dark brown with amber hues and off-white head. Aroma is very hop forward, lots of pine, resinous. Taste is medium bodied, resinous hops, good lingering bitterness, chocolate. Overall, a very hop forward black IPA- I really enjoy it.
Theydon_Bois (18927) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bend Brewing, Bend, 23/05/13. Listed as ’Eclipse CDA’ @ 7.5% ABV.
Almost opaque mahogony brown with a medium sized light tan head.
Nose is hops, pine, jammy fruits, grapefruit, trace of mint leaf.
Taste comprises hops, pine, bitter grapefruit, mineral tones, brown sugar.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop infused finale with lingering mineral notes.
Solid enough CDA.
bb (9109) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark brown-black beer with a dark cream head. Sumemr and light grapefruit aroma. Light caramel and sumemr fruit flavor with light grapefruit. Medium bodied. Light caramel and summer fruit lingers with light grapefruit and light pine.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Bend Brewing Co. Deep mahogany brown with a small head. Big PacNW hop aroma of pine, citrus and flowers, light dusty cocoa presence. Flavor is lots of bitter hops and light bitter chocolate with mild roasty malt sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry, slightly chalky mouth feel. This is an excellent BIPA, lots of hop character and just a light dry roasty/cocoa presence.
dnstone (3138) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Moderately hoppy aroma. Deep brown in color. Flavor is hoppy with a bit of roastiness.
drfabulous (7658) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Belmont Station. Nice, darkly colored IPA. Somewhat settled roast and malt. Decent IPA, but IPA part of this style is somewhat reserved.