Frank (4195) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Based on taste, I’d probably call this a super hopped up amber but it’s black. Gracious me! There is also a good long lasting head and thick web of lacing--pretty nice looking beer. The focus here is very strongly on American hops. I am not picking out a ton nuance, just a general citrus, pine, tomato leaf sort of hoppiness. It’s good. Something about the tastes brings out the fruitiness as well. There is just a very slight touch of malt toasted malt character which is why I say it tastes like an amber. Overall, it is quite dry and drinkable despite it’s relatively high alcohol and hopping rate so I gotta say I like it. patrick767 (4063) - 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. Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
12oz bottle 6/8/13 (Binny’s Downers Grove Mix a Six)-40° in Shaker-Pours black with a small loose tan head. Aroma of hops, chocolate, and coffee. Taste of the same with more chocolate and coffee. This medium to full bodied brew has a lot darker tastes and is still easily drinkable. Great brew. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2012
On tap at Greenbush Brewpub. Dark brown with ruby lowlights and thin off-white head. Aroma of cat pee, pine, resin, caramel and roasted malts. Taste is resinous with high alpha hops, lightly roasted malt, bubble gum, citrus and finishes up moderately bitter. Nice effort, I enjoyed this one! reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
pours black with a thin tan head. aroma has charred notes, caramel, a touch of anise, and a bit of a magic marker note. flavor is roasty with good burnt bitterness...notes of anise and citrusy hops...thankfully no magic marker taste. mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry burnt/bitter roasty/dark fruit/anise finish.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Tap at brewery. Faint smoke, hops, molasses aroma. Cola brown, ruby tine, small creamy tan head. Dark roasted malt and hops. Dry chalky finish. There seems to be something a little overly sweet in the malt. In fact, most of the GB beers I tried had the same distinctive overly sweet malt flavor. koleminer20 (3599) - 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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growler... dark brown with a light tan head, held up good for a growler... this is on the roastier spectrum for a black ipa but if you enjoy that you’re going to love this, excellent umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Draft at Box Bar. Pours a pitch black color with a thick off white head that lingers. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, pine, and citrus. Taste is very smooth and delicious. Roasty with a solid bitterness, nice amount of pine and citrus hops, and a thick body. Long roasted malt and hoppy finish. Really good black ipa.
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Decent Black IPA. The hops combine for a soapy like character that Im not a huge fan of but the roasty backbone is there and the hop presence is strong.