SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Big thanks to tectactoe. Really nice looking beer. Very creamy and hoppy. Really easy drinking. Good stuff. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Bottle: Rusty brown on the pour, appearing darker in the glass with a pluming, chunky, nice beige head that lasts for a while & leaves nice lacing behind. Aroma is pungent pine, light weedy dankness, roasted malt, light cocoa dust, & a good slickness from the rye. Mild woody essence, too. Taste is full of roasted malt, light dry cocoa bean, some spicy rye, & a large cascading hop presence. Light pungency, pine needles, leaves, & herbal notes. Dry, leafy, roasted, slightly spicy finish. Pretty good stuff, albeit far from my favorite of the style. DanielBrown (4502) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog Birmingham. Extremely good. Fabulous balance of dark malt mouthfeel and generously proportioned hops. Easy drinking, but rammed hard with flavour. jhgrantjr (473) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2014 This is the best Black IPA I’ve ever had. Very smooth. Pours a dark black color with a good creamy looking tan head. Aroma is complex; in fact, one of the most complex of the IPA category in general. The malt aroma is there, but the floral hops are slightly present, but not too much. Pine is there but not overwhelmingly so. The taste meets up to the smell. Very smooth. A little bit of bitterness on the front, but some malt at the end. This is a phenomenal beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
650ml bottle poured to pint glass. Piney hop scent jumped from the bottle. Black body with red hue and a tan head. Roasted malts and rye blend well and give off a sweet smell that wasn't apparent with the first whiff offers bottle that was all hops. The hops give it a nice freshness but really not a very bitter drink. I get mostly pine from the hops but lots of complexity from the rye an other malts working together. Good stuff.
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Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Draft in Las Vegas. Snifter pour. A very dark pour with a one finger white head. You can see the carbonation. Aroma of heavy roasted malts, anise, other spices, and hop pinieness. The taste was bold with heavy dark malts, roasted peat, pine hops, wood. Very well done. Medium body, heavy carbonation. Finish is bitter but malty. Very well rounded and drinkable. Perfero (10) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Simply one of the best black IPAs you're going to find. Not overly roasty like many, with a clean flavor that really shows they know what they're doing.
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Bottle from bevmo, san francisco. Clear reddish black color, light brown color. Aroma is some roasty malts, licorice, hops, fruits. Taste is roasty, hoppy, fruity, licorice. Dry hoppy finish. Thewade (340) - USA - DEC 16, 2013
Awesome. On draft at Yard House in Phoenix. Love this black IPA. Very unique, and wonderful. richie747 (39) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2013
Unfknblvble.. Perfectly overhopped to balance the rye sweetness. The aroma and appearance hits the nose heavily, but then drinks so smoothly. Very enjoyably. If you see it, buy it.
Fresh on tap at Flying Saucer, Addison TX.