haneyjay34 (1) - coloma, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2013 does not count
Excellent brew here and to be honest one of the freshest beers i have ever had withwith Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
This is an okay ipa. Has a very strong taste of coffee. Pours very dark and has a nice hoppy taste
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Decent black ipa. More coffee and chocolate than normal. Thinner than average. Decent amount of hops. kassner (1663) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2013
On tap at The Oak Cafe. Really nice and true to IPA with a clean hoppy finish, but plenty of dark malt and syrupy flavors up front. Pours black in a dark bar, with a nice head. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4695-20120817] Growler. Roasted coffee ground aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy brown head. Roasty coffee grounds and resiny hops flavour. Full body. Quite tasty. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
On tap at Hopleaf. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big, resiny and dank citruses with lots of dark chocolate and slightly ashy roasts. A few minty florals in there as well. Flavor is similar. Plenty of catty citruses and minty florals with a bunch of dark chocolates and somewhat ashy roasts. Finishes dry, roasty, resiny, and moderately bitter with lots of citruses and a nice chocolate. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really enjoyable Black IPA. Lots of citruses and pleasantly bitter with a good amount of ashy roasts, but well balanced by a nice chocolate backing. Good one. novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
A dense black IPA with a great roasted malt texture and scent. Superbly blended with a lot of nice grains going on. Chocolate, malt, wheat, and hop notes all mix nicely. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2012
In short: A roasted and citrusy Black IPA of above average quality.Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2012
How: Growler shared at Camping Brewdown 2012.
The look: Very near black body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is inviting with pleasant bright hop aroma (mostly citrusy but also a bit grassy) and a good roast. Taste has highly roasted blackened malts with some of the usual suspects of this type of malt backbone (cacao sensation, ground coffee), nothing fruity here. Hopping shines, mostly citrusy, bitterness of medium intensity. The roast and bitterness create a somewhat dry finish. Good mouthfeel with a lot of soft bubbles. My type of Black IPA, an above average example of the style. Another good growler shared at week-end long Camping Brewdown 2012, that party was so epic that it should have been narrated by Morgan Freeman.
On tap at Fiddlers Hearth. Pours black with medium head. Aroma of pine and malts. Could not be more balanced. 85 ibu but hidden well. GREENBUSH KNOWS BEER!
----Hophaze out ebone1988 (1925) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Aroma is very hoppy and malty, sweet grapefruit and grassy. Appearance is dark dark brown, beige head. Taste is very malty and bitter, hop presence at the back. The flavor is like a bitter scotch ale with the hops finishing. The mouthfeel is sticky, the flavor does not dissipate. Overall, it’s tasty and complex.