edwardbass (865) - Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2014
First off, I’m not a big fan of black IPAs, but a beer buddy here in the office is a monster fan, so I get to try lots of them. Anger is black with a tiny tan head. The aroma is roasted grain, coffee, dark chocolate and booze. The taste is essentially identical, with citrus and pine hops thrown in. The roasting seems to be a tad on the burnt side. Anger isn’t quite for me, but it is a quality beer nonetheless. dinkle50 (1583) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Black pour with a single finger espresso head. Lots of pine and citrus, along with a little grass. Creamy full mouth. Long bitter finish. Nice caramel sweetness with a little chocolate. Nice roast. Very easy drinking. chucklemation (1796) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours a dark black with a very foamy, long-lasting tan head. Has an aroma of pine and roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts with some pine and bitterness. Flavors are blended together perfectly. Delicious. patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2014
bottle - Pours black with a one finger, tan head. The aroma is of roast malt with underlying citrus. It tastes of roasted malt with high bitterness and some nice pine character. It works. Brentv (686) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2014
From bottle. Pours opaque black with a big foamy head that stays forever. Huge lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus and roasted malts. Taste is bitter, citrus, roasted malts. rich and delicious. Medium mouthfeel. Bitter finish.
Homer321 (5248) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle, pours a dark brown to black with a large rocky light brown head. Nose is chocolate with some grassy notes. Smells like bakers chocolate and flour. Taste is a gawd awful burnt hop flavor at first. Yup, this is why I don’t like Black IPAs. Just a muddled mess of hops, roast, and armpits. The hops and chocolate/roast are not balanced at all and fight each other for which can be most aggressive. and all they do is smother each other and the consumer is left with the bloody mess of the aftermath of a 12 round steel cage fight. wlajwl (7201) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2014
Aroma is pine, dark malts and a hint of mint. The flavor is grapefruit, hop resin, tangy notes and a mild/medium spicy/heat finish. wisdomsolo (472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
Had this at a great neighborhood tasting. Thanks to everyone for sharing! Had so much fun! CpyNPrnT (637) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Similar to alpha king, very nice malt balance, hop presence. Semi jet black appearance. DrnkMcDermott (3175) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Taster at Standard Market, and I’m finally popping the cap on my first Greenbush beer, too. Oh, yes, Amarillo right up the nose on the first sniff. This would indeed be a beer to inspire anger. Black with some brown highlight, and a persistent stoutlike-head. Taste is hit up hard by catbox Amarillo and Simcoe, which overrides much of the malt profile. Still, I get some spiciness from wheat more than any roastiness. A very light mouthfeel makes up for the rough palate, light carbonation makes it feel almost like there was some nitro involved (which there wasn’t). Alcohol starts to kick in after the second ounce, so be careful not to swig this.