arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Pours jet black with a small of-white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops and coffee. The taste is way more bitter espresso/coffee than I expected. It’s not a sweet black IPA at all. Much more bitter than sweet. There’s some familiar citrus hops in the background but they are totally overshadowed by coffee and burnt malts. It’s an ok beer but not my favorite black IPA. Maris (1611) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
From a 355ml bottle on 22/6/2013. Pours the darkest of amber with a biggish, fluffy head. Has a huge hoppy aroma, featuring pine and resin, along with some fruit and chocolate. This is a very intense experience in the mouth, with a huge hoppy, roasty lingering bitterness ultimately dominating the more subtle chocolatey, fruity flavours which present initially. The body is quite full and the carbonation medium. Comes across as a very big beer, with the huge bitterness likely to be too much for some. that said, it’s an impressive and challenging Black IPA for those who can’t get enough hops. traviskurowski (32) - - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle. Very chocolate mouth, but overall big hop flavor. Appearance is weak, as per the style (sort of like a cola). Alright, but not my favorite of the BIPA style.
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Yep, its black with nice creamy looking head. Aroma of hops, and bit of chocolate. Fairly bitter, coating mouthfeel. Aftertaste is fairly bitter. burgy (460) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Wow, great black IPA! Don’t find these often! Lots of hop and roasts malts. Loved it.
Iphonephan (7471) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Smoky aroma. Flavors of choclolate with some nice hoppiness. Bitter finish. This is one nice beer. bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle. Blackish beer with a nice tan head. Grapefruit and light cocoa aroma. Grapefruit and light cocoa flavor. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and cocoa lingers. sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
pours ruby black with a big tan head, This black IPA is bitter hops, pine, roasted dark chocolate, a very light sweetness and it is quite creamy!! Tide (4564) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with chocolate, coffee, hops, nuts, roasted malts and pine. Bitter finish with roasted malts and hops. Excellent black IPA. ComradeK (1269) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium light beige head, which lasts fairly well and leaves reasonable lacing. Coffee and bittersweet dark chocolate dominate the aroma, with some faint grapefruit and pine needle hops notes coming through. A touch of dusty cocoa up front gives way to strong pine and grapefruit hops, with some pepper hops notes in there as well. A little coffee leads into bittersweet dark chocolate in the mid-palate. This persists into the finish, with an almost fruity cocoa taste coming in at the end. This is quite a nice black IPA, but it could do with a bit more of a hops kick to really lift it.