Lubiere (13905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
A dark reddish brown IPA with a thick brown head. In aroma, nice Nelson-Sauvin wild hops,ith grapes, lemons, and light chocolate. In mouth, a nice light chocolate, overlayed with funky hops, cat pee, very nice, rich and smooth. On tap at Oldsmar Tap House, Jan 4 2011. JFGrind (2047) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Since December everytime my homebrew club gets together one of the guys always brings a bottle of Toxic sludge to share. Dark brown porter-like appearance, sweet flavor and moderate bitterness. Always looking for seconds when this bottle is passed around. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2011
I have to say that this isn’t the most appealing name for a beer ever. It is a brown-red color with an off white foam. Aroma is of mostly roast, chocolate, some light grassy hops. Taste is very similar and would make me say hoppy porter before I said Black IPA, and in this case, this is why I really like this beer. jaghana (6068) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle @mondial de la bière. A dark beer with medium creamy head. Nose is amazing on hops (columbus ?) and chocolate. Aroma has licorice, cinamom and anise notes, complex with grassy, spicy and resin hops. Very pleasant, sweet and syrupy, long aftertaste on resin and dry fruits. Excellent. bhensonb (15191) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Bomber from Half Time. Pours really dark brown with a small beige head. Aromas of resin and chocolate. My nasal passage seems burnt. Med body. Flavor is resin, burnt malt and chocolate. Something hinting of diacetyl. Works here. Then there’s something like chocolate wine. Then it’s more like chocolate cake. Mixed with herbs and anise. There’s a lot going on with this one. Finishes blackly bitter. Pretty nice stuff.
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 15, 2012
1pint can. a reddish brown beer with a very large, foamy, beige head. earthy hop notes with a cocoa powder notes in aroma. hops are quite strong in the flavor adding a lot of citrusy bitterness while keeping an earthy note as well. roasty malt backbone. has an interesting lightish body for the style which im really diggin. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Tall boy can poured into glass. Very cool artwork and how can you not like a good black ipa out of a can? Dark pour, big hints of hops and slight malty-ness as well. Very cool and interesting. RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Fresh can. Pours a deep, dark brown with a surprisingly thick pillow of cream head. Leaves nice lacing. Excellent balanced aroma of roastiness and citrus. Taste is very much the same. Creamy yet resiny mouthfeel with big roasted notes, but very fresh, grassy hops characters. Exactly what a black IPA should be. kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Black pour at hop cat. Very white foamy head. Malty and smooth. Grains and earthy taste. Good shit LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2014
I usually do not care for IPAs. I decided to order one with a flight at the British Beer Company. I was surprised by how well balanced it was. The hops were floral with notes of pine resin. The malts were very rich and well balanced with the hops. A full flavored beer worked very without being overpowering.