wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap at Leroys in Coronado. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is hops, citrus, peach, rye, chocolate. Taste follows. I’m not usually a fan of this type of beer, but this one was quite good. Does Firestone make a single bad beer?? Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Lots of citrus aroma, even some peach smell in there. Dark and thick with a tan head. Tastes of citrusy, stone fruit notes with a toasty roasted middle and a minor smoky/chocolate note. Lot of complexity here. Finishes smooth and slightly sweet. Wow that's good!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark mahogany color with a small light tan head. Smoked caramel aroma with a solid sense of hops. Smooth taste. Caramel and hops mixed together. Solid balance. Light finish. Really good Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Good beer, everything a black IPA should be, tasty roasted notes, big bitterness. Love this beer!! gregwilsonstl (2505) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Smells like freshly mowed grass. Bitter. Strong taste of rye. Pretty tasty. Dark brown.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
22 oz. bottle served in a snifter at a tasting at Chris’ place. Pours black with a tall, tan head that fades slowly to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose, there are big piney, citric grapefruity hops along with roasted coffee and hints of chocolate, oak and tea. The flavour is well balanced between the bitter hops from the nose and toasty malts. The finish is long and subtle hops. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a great black IPA. It has a beautiful west coast hop aroma combined with subtle roasty earthy malts. Very well done. 2012-12-01 PeteyGun84 (13) - Oxnard, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Good hoppy aroma. Dark, stout color light tan head. Cocoa, light spices, hops, tastes good well balanced. Sweet, nice hoppy after taste. Very good beer. michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Black pour, thick, lasting tan head, fantastic floral hop aroma. Taste is primarily hop bitterness but with some underlying, mild malt and rye complexity. Finish is pretty bitter and lingering. It’s ok, a bit heavy on the bitterness, and there are IPAs with more interesting hop profiles. The rye tends to accentuate the bitterness. Not one I need to try again. maekchu (3917) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2013
Bomber. Great stinky deeply spicy aroma and substantial manure notes. Very dark brown, creamy tan head. Sharp peppery initial / then the hops come streaming in and a slight metallic notes emerges / finish is well balanced and medium mild. Medium body. Very tasty, and the aroma is even better. Alc. is well disguised. Love it. kidmartinek (5000) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Very black color. White! head is thick and holds. The aroma is hoppy, citrus, and danky. The beer tastes.like a good IPA or double le therefore... you may as well ignore the color. It laces beautifully. It tastes as good as the best double golden.copper IPA you’re gonna drink tonight. So.. have 2, enjoy the balance, and carry on........