JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 24, 2012Ungstrup (37309) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2016
I had this beer on draft in Solvang. This brew is a dark brown pour but I was disappointed in it’s lack of hoppiness.
Draft. A black beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of spicy hops, malt, and exotic fruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, citrus fruit, bread, and hops, leading to a bitter finish. pmackenz (5) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016 does not count
On draught from the Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company, Santa Barbara. A pleasant black IPA. Not as hoppy as some, but still a good balance between malt and hops, a nice feel in the mouth and a lingering finish. Enjoyable to drink. bhensonb (15093) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bomber from Total Wine in Huntington Beach, CA. Pours darkish brown with a creamy beige/tan head. Aroma is earthy/floral over darkish malt. Med body at least. Flavor is earthy/floral, dark malt, and gives way to something very like coffee and citrus. Or chocolate and citrus, or chocolate and guava? Quite different flavor profile to me. Almost like a highly hopped brown ale. Maybe more than almost. Interesting flavors and quite drinkable. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2015
22 oz bottle. (Copenhagen Liquor) Solvang, CA.arminjewell (9585) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Dark brown almost black colour with a mid-size creamy tan head.
Liquorice, dryness, some dry malt, dry hops, mild bitterness and fruity notes in the aroma. Balanced.
The flavour is roasted malt, dryness, bitterness, hops, alcohol and grainy notes.
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, roast, coffee into slight orange, touch of grass and herbal notes. Taste is roast, coffee and cocoa up front, a slight earthy and herbal middle with a slight orange sweetness, finishing roasted, bitter.
TylerGreenDC (931) - - JAN 24, 2015
Draft. Aroma of licorice. Nice lace. Flavors of orange juice and caramel malts. Nicely balanced. A thin rather than a heavy BIPA. Nice even on a 70-degree day as a result. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Tap at brewery, dark pour, tan head, taste is very bitter, nose is bitter as well, hoppy, nice black ipa Theydon_Bois (19200) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Keg at Figueroa brewpub, Santa Barbara, 01/05/14.
Light black with a good sized tan head that retains well.
Nose is pine resin, hint of liqourice, light roast, dark berry fruits, tropicana, hop waftings.
Taste comprises light roast, a good pine bite, earthy cocoa nip, bitter grapefruit, Ribena berry pangs.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with Ribena berries and balanced hop bitterness.
Decent CDA. kaser (6220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
The aroma was a little off. Like a pine come. The name represents it well. Spicy cone and hoppy flavor. Bitter. I think I like it - unique beer. Had this from draft at the Figueroa Mountain Tap room. cuthbert (4) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
Tried this on tap at the Santa Barbara brew pub, where it’s actually listed as a ’Black IPA’. Almost black in the glass, with a thin white head. This was an interesting one to work on. It did immediately feel, taste, and smell like a good IPA - very hoppy, grassy fragrance, not very citrusy. The aftertaste is more interesting: sure, there was the usual IPA bitter, but there was also the roasty stout taste and smell. The roasty taste was subtle, and it was less noticeable by the time I was two-thirds down the glass. As I mentioned, this was a fun one to work through, and pleasant enough, but I’m holding out for a better second drink.