nathan30533 (1022) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Yummy dark IPa. This beer has the aroma and taste of an IPA with the malt darkness to avcompqny. Enjoyable brew from CBC. beeratarian (237) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours black with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and a bit of piney hops. Flavor is soapy, orange and a little smokey toastiness. Finishes dry and slick with a nice lasting bitterness. Enjoyable. outlawskies (564) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie does not think it is as hoppy as a black iPa. She gives it a. 1.6.
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Draft. Pours black with an off white tannish head. Aroma of an IPA. Up front of citrus, middle kind if fades but back end is a sweet bitter maltiness that lingers forever.
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On draft at Pickwick and frolic. Pours blackish brown, solid khaki ring. Nose is piney, dank herbal hues, maybe some mint notes as well. Interesting and appetizing. Herbal resinous hops and yet not overly bitter. Gotta say, this is an outstanding beer as it's really drinkable and yet has tons of flavors going on. Well done
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JStax (7179) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Draft pour into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown to black with a nice sized head of khaki colored foam. The aroma has hints of black tea hiding behind grassy, earthy hops. The taste is bitter and dry. This beer really reminds me a lot of black tea. Medium bodied. Low to medium carbonation. DoublEE (781) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Taste is pretty solid to say the least. A great mix of hops and toasted malts. I enjoyed this one. Hop forward for sure but the malts make a great showing. Tmoney99 (14982) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with an average to large frothy light brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted earth hop and small malt aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.
nolankowal (939) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Draft at CBC. Brown/black pour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, light chocolate and pine, a bit of fruitiness. Flavors are of roasted malt, bitter pine and citrus rind, light bits of chocolate. Medium body, roasty and bittersweet with a lingering bitter finish. Overall, mostly like a very hoppy porter... correction.... a quite tasty hoppy porter... though I guess it could be a toss up as a hoppy porter or black IPA... though I still think black IPA is code for hoppy porter. They should consider bottling this one though, very nice brew. MbpBugeye (39) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2011
The January 2011 Hop Odyssey beer. Boy, am I glad to see that this mission is extended another year.
From what I can gather, this is very similar to last January’s "Black IPA" with some adjustments to the recipe. All’s well with me, Black IPA was the only one I missed last year.
Growler brought over by Ryan011235
This beer really looks nice. Thick sheets of tan-gray lacing (if I’m honest the head is a very sickly strange color). The beer is a dark, solid black. One of the darker CDAs.
The initial whiff is strong on pine. Subsequent aromas of citrus, white grapefruit and cocoa come out with warmth. There is also a big spice and floral element.
Bitter pine starts the taste. Its is matched with a big spicy hopping. Things sweeten up with cocoa and the standard CBC pineapple and citrus. There is a fair level of dry roastiness.
The feel is quite dry with a long, bitter finish.