skrip (188) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2017 ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and lots of resiny hops. Pours black, tan head with good retention and lacing. Flavor is highly bitter, lots of resin and dank grapefruit, coffee, bitter chocolate, caramel and a slightly sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. Nice.
on tap at the brewery poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.
A~ dark brown in the light with red undertones. big tan head and a lot of lacing.
S~ dark roasted biscuity malt up front followed by slight caramel and tons of bitter hops.
T~ bitter hops rush the pallet which smooths out into some nice roasty malt, finishing with dank grass/earth.
M~ very dry bitterness with great carb.
O~ really solid offering of the style! i know its not suppose to be a black IPA but the bitterness really puts it over the top, i would prefer more fruity hops, the bitterness kind of takes away from everything else. dial that back a bit and this would be outstanding! but don’t get me wrong i still want more! haha! djd07 (14469) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Growler thanks to Seth. Pours a cloudy dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. Tha aroma is raisin, caramel, wheat, roast. Medium body, raisin, roast, pine, wheat, nice hop bite, very good. thepatrickman (1336) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
On tap at Parker Pie. This is just stupidly well done. The malt base adds a great chocolate color and roasted flavor, and the wheat adds some great rustic graininess that contributes complexity. The hop profile is floral pine, which I always find works great with black IPAs. Reminds me of Wookie Jack -- earthy malts and IPA bite. Delicious. charule (2268) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2017
On tap at Blind Tiger. Poured black with beige head. Aroma light choc old hop. Light carb light bod. Taste light roasty mellow oat roast lil bitterness pine hop Jow (3923) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Tap at the Jeffrey. Blackish pour nose is cocoa and wheat. Taste of wheat, cocoa, flat cola, grapefruit, only hint of pine, and malty. Subdued palate and not bitter at all. Ok
BroSpud (2188) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Growler from the source. Pours dark brown with a frothy tan head. So frothy it is still showing up from a pour out of a growler opened 3 days ago. Lots of malt notes in this one which made me think I was drinking a really good brown ale until I looked at the description and see that it’s actually an IPA. Garrold (5265) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2016
Tap at the brewery. Muddy, dark brown. Dense, lasting, beige head. Nose has scorched citrus, grapefruit particularly. Light roast malts. Comes across a little coffee like and cocoa-ish. Taste is a nice mix of roast and citric bitterness. Medium body. Foamy mouthfeel. Nice twang of bitterness. There’s soft cocoa sweetness running throughout. More light bitterness on the close. hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Growler... Pours clear and brown with burnt-orange highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is both dank and roasty. Medium-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is roasty and dank with a moderate degree of burnt bitterness. Finishes flat and fairly bland with only a petite ration of lingering bitterness. Whatever. It’s a black IPA in a growler. A style I don’t like in a vessel that’s always questionable beyond five days. Flawlessly brewed as always. Bottle courtesy of ctipping! Leighton (21232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Growler from the brewery. Pours deep brown with a hefty, frothy mocha head. Great snout, with some burnt pine, cocoa and lightly charred brown bread. Medium sweet flavor with notes of silky chocolate, moderate burnt earth, pine, floral hops, orange rind and a little grapefruit. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Finishes with burnt sugars, more toast, bittersweet baking cocoa, burnt brown bread, light resinous pine, more floral notes, grassy and rindy citrus bitterness. An excellent CDA from top to bottom. mathieuc (3987) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
Growler shared by Minderbinder, thanks man! It pours a dark brown with a small beige head on top that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of soap, pine and resin. Taste is moderately bitter and lightly roasty with some nice piny flavors. Feels quite fresh, almost like if there was menthol in there. Both body and carbonation were moderate. Nice and really well balanced! One of my best black IPAs so far I’m sure!