brigg (710) - New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
(bottle) Black body with a dense and creamy, medium, tan head. Sweet malt aroma; herbal and light citrus-hop aroma. Medium-full oily body.Flavor of molasses, alcohol, pine and citrus hops, dry finish. Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
On tap. Pour is black with a slight red tinge, tan head. Aroma is very floral with a bit of malt and bread. Flavor is mostly citrus hops with notes of toast, rye, coffee, and cocoa. Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is chocolate malt, rye, citrus hops, and caramel. Appearance is very dark drown with a light tan head. Good lacing. Taste is toasty malt, spicy rye, chocolate, and citrus hops. Medium body with moderately low carbonation. Overall complex and enjoyable. sitzds (318) - - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013 Bomber poured into tulip. Opaque brown/black with a tan head that dissipates quickly but leaves sticky coating down the height of the glass. Bubbles race up the glass. Citrus hops, roasted malt, some floral aromas. Taste was lightly sweet with a mild bitter finish. Flavors follow the nose with the rye coming through with some other spicy notes. Active carbonation, medium body, long finish. beer-yum (1900) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2017 Enjoyably different flavour profile that effectively deals with the ’same old same old’. A deserved benchmark/trendsetter of the style (Rye BIPA).
reberiii (497) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Dark pour from draft to tulip glass. One finger of light tan foam. Moderate lacing. Fresh Piney hop aroma, and the scent of background rye. The beer is very rye forward, and strong hop bitter finish. toml219 (284) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Poured into a shaker. Pours almost black with a good beigh head. Smell of hops and stout. The hops are definitely in the nose. Taste is great. Not overaly bitter somewhat like a stout FlexCobra (1) - Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
On tap at Big Hops San Antonio. viyh (90) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Pours dark but rather clear if held up to the light. A thin head allows aromas of toasted malt and floral hops to ring through with a subtle twinge of rye. A taste of spicy rye caresses the tongue while the citrus hops sneak in to the party. In the end, a cozy bitter finish.
A magically balanced arrangement of malt, rye, and hops.
What we have here is one of the best beers ever made.
This is a wonderful, interesting IPA. Nice and dark color, almost looks like a porter. Super hoppy, hints of pine and somewhat oily mouthfeel. Tasty, tasty, tasty! AndrewOD (19) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Pours a dark opaque brown with a very small wispy head. The aroma is nutty more so than other black rye IPAs that I've tried. The taste is very smooth with minimal bitterness. One of the best black IPAs that I've tried.
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