ben4321 (6673) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Location: Draft at Girl and the Goat, 7/5/14
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Aroma: The nose is a nice mix of chocolate malts and pine/resiny hops
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a nice forth of tan/light brown head
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, nice balance, some sweetness, but leans bitter
Palate: The body is medium, it has a solid mouthfeel, smooth, with a decent dryness
A very nice example of the style overall. I enjoyed this beer, and I also thought it held up well with the food at this excellent restaurant.
Poured a darker brown, with a beige head. Aroma was of resinous hops and tar. Flavor similAr, lightly burnt ash, resinous and orangey hops. Ehh. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Tap: Deep brown hue with purplish highlights topped by a small fading head. The aroma is quite striking: catty, resiny, leafy, minty, grapefruit, mango, light hop spice, Carafa and ashy, toasted, chocolate, coffee and biscuity malts. The taste is fruity (citrus and plum) with a burnt coffee and ashy undertone. Some chocolate, caramel and nutty tones before a slight clove and pepper hop spice finish. Well done Black IPA has it is not astringent but displays hop characteristics cleanly. The mouth feel is lively, sharp and moderately carbonated that keeps it fresh, slight ashy finish. Overall very solid offering and quite yummy, had two pint glasses of this. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Courtesy of northernbrewsnuplastikk (6414) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, pine, and light roasted nuts. It pours dark brown with some reddish-orange highlights and a large beige head with great retention and lots of clumpy lacing. The flavor starts with chocolate and a touch of caramel. The finish has moderate roasted nuttiness and pine. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s a hoppy Porter. Calling it a Black IPA is a bit of a stretch...at least in terms of flavor profile.
12oz bottle. Big, real deal Black IPA. Opaque brown-black body. Big foamy beige head. Classic black chocolate mint aroma and flavor. Big and full bodied, with some serious chocolate covered hops. While it still seems like it’s on the brink of infection, this is a pretty quality offering. Chunky, thick specialty malts. Solid.
kaser (6366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2013
Draft at Sheffield. Pours black with creamy tan head. Aroma of hops and cocoa. Thick and rich. Good half IPA half porter combo - very well done. thedm (6309) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2015
This draft beer from a beer bar poured a small sized head of fine to medium sized mostly diminishing brown colored bubbles that left behind an opaque dark black colored body with no visible carbonation and a fair lacing. The aroma was mild with black malty notes. The palate was tingly from start to finish with a lingering black malt hoppy note. The flavor was good with strong black hops and a mild roasted malt note. A very good example of a Black IPA and one I would not mind having again. JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Brown color with a dark scarlet to purple hint and a tall tan head. Full scented, with yeasties, fruit, spice, cocoa, roasted and black malts. An IPA sitting on a burning pine tree seem to sum this one up for me. Seems to thin out in the finish. Still an interesting BIPA. One of the few bottles I wanted to finish during this night of tasting. 5/13
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2012
In short: A roasted and citrusy Black IPA of above average quality.Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 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.
Huge thanks to panantap for tossing in this extra, Smells like a hill farmstead beer. Good light roasty flavors. This is pretty tasty.