jhamp9 (2010) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2013
Near black pour with a cream head and nice lacing. Amazing hoppy aroma. Pine, fruits, grass, and spice are all there. Taste is pine up front with grapefruit and spicy rye in middle and finish. Nice bitterness and rye spiciness with subtle sweetness to compliment. Very easy to drink. Great beer. beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - APR 26, 2013
Pours deep black color with thick tan head. Hop and citrus aromas. Rich hop, rye, and oak flavors. Full body and warm bitter finish. zvikar (6575) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours total black with a nice beige head, aroma of pine, zesty and fresh, strong and bitter flavor of pine, grapefruit skin, roast, medium to full bodied ttoadee (1665) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2013
Deep and dark amber, decent toffee head. Nose is citrus hops! Balanced, but bitter. Hops and creamy black roasted malt through the middle. Rye spice at the end finished by nice bitterness. Solid. roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2013
Pours black color with brown head out of bomber. Hoppy aroma with hint of chocolate. Hoppy but not overpowering taste finished with smooth oaky taste. Excellent beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wildbeercat (359) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
22 fl oz / 650mL bottle into a tulip glass. Served cool. Bottled on 25 January 2013.
Aroma: BAM citrusy, bitter hops. Behind that some nice sour rye. This aroma is STRONG.
Appearance: Completely opaque dark, dark brown with a thick, off white head. Supreme lacing.
Taste: Sour rye backed up by an exceptionally strong hop profile. I wish I could describe this better. These flavors are big and bold.
Palate: Rich, full bodied, coats and lingers. Flavors even play around a bit as they linger.
Overall: Mind-blowing. Game-changer. Fantastic fantastic fantastic. Wookey Jack for President. nealblind (2023) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2013
looks black. light tan head that is big and lingers. smells of pine, iodine, and red grapes. Tastes first of roast astringency as the malts and hops hit you simultaneously. Then rye spice and alcohol heat up your mouth simultaneously. Not a whole lot of other flavors going on. What is really unique is the viscous oilly mouthfeel that makes this more toward a porter than I’m used to. Not the best bipa ever, but an intriguing take. unclemike (3197) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2013
Clear, yet fairly deep black appearance with a foamy, brown head. Nice rye spiciness and malt roastiness in the nose along with notes of black coffee, a bit herbal, earth, light citrus, and pine. Rich dark chocolate malty, spicy rye, a bit charred flavor. The rye just dances on your tongue like Templeton Rye. Probably the best Black IPA I’ve ever had. jsquire (4677) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2013
Dark beer with a thin beige head. Piney hop nose with some roast grains. Sharp pine and resin hop flavors with an almost smokey roasted grain taste and some dark fruit. The alcohol blooms as it warms. Long bitter finish with lots of resin and a hint of coffee. Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2013
Rating while helping a friend brew a wookey clone. Tan head, dark brown, clear, bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Aroma big on citrus, rich caramel malty, slightly chocolate base. Taste: delicious. Nice smooth malt base gives way to big pine and citrus bitterness. Medium full body, oily-to-slick texture, average to lively carb. Overall: one heck of a fine beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone