Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
From a bottle.The pour is a dark brown with a frothy brown head,I taste a roasty cereal malt with a floral hop taste.It’s not super roasty and the body is slick yet light. Cancer4TheCure (14) - - JAN 7, 2014
A strong black IPA, from my favorite brewery. Flavorful and toasty without being too boozy or abrasive. Highly drinkable and lighter on the charred character prevalent in this style. One of my go-to sixers. tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours a super dark brown with just a hint of light getting through at the edges. Tons of roasted malt and milk chocolate up front on the nose, toasty, a bit of citrusy hoppiness, and a nice vanilla note. Lots of chocolate and a hint of coffee on the taste, toasted malt, earthy and citrusy bitterness, and some caramel. Quite tasty, but it seems a lot more like a stout than a black IPA. jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle from trade with Cbuk1013. Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is earthy - grass, dirt. Taste is hoppy - bitter, bright notes of pine with some malt backbone. One2remeber (247) - Bucktown, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Amazing BIPA aroma, fruity pepples (cascade, centennial), strong smoke.
Taste is real strong smoke, bacon, leather. Well done, malt taste a bit over cooked.
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Solid black IPA with smooth maltiness and lots of bitter hops. Finishes very dry with a peppery bitterness. Flavors of dark malts, bread, agave nectar, lemon, and black pepper.
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Bottle. Opaque black poor with medium khaki head. Aroma is heavy hop and citrus. Just the right amount of hoppy citrus and malt notes in the taste. This is hands down one of the best Black IPAs i’ve had. Excellent. Sammy (12486) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Excellent black IPa, from Champane’s. Black bodied, smooth, juicy more than roasty. A gem worth seeking out. koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2013
12 oz bottle. The pour is a brilliant dark brown/black that you can't see through. There is a nice light khaki colored head that fades down to a nice film, leaving some nice lace as it goes. The aroma is quite hoppy and citrusy for a dark beer, which is just lovely. There is a light roasted malt character on the very end. The flavor shows a little roast on the front and then fades through a great hoppiness. There isn't lovely lingering aftertaste and the mouth feel is just right for a nice DIPA.
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bottle. pours a very thick, almost black color with a thick foamy head. Has a sweet aroma of citrus, hops and flowers. Taste is that of hops and citrus with a nice nutty, bitter finish.