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 drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2013 Bottle, thanks Kan! Pours dark brown with white head. Aroma has nice citrus and pine, Flavors of are juicy fruit, citrus, malty, Good stuff. 3.7
Shared again by Kan around X-mas ’12 and was not a fan. really strange hop combo not mixing well with the malt base. didn’t get a wheat character in it so...3.4 alobar (3782) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours black with no head. Aroma of wheat, chocolate, roasted malt, and pine. Roasted malt and chocolate flavor with pine, and resin ending. Really nice beer. Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Growler at my parents house, shared with my dad. Thanks Frank!!! Pour is pitch black with a pillowy brown head and great lacing. Pine, grass, roasted cocoa, light coffee, a touch of vanilla, and wood in the aroma. Pine needles, earthy hops, roasted malt, dark chocolate, bread, and graham crackers with a big bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with medium-to-soft carbonation. Not my favorite HF beer, but a damn solid Black IPA. reggiedunlop (3724) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Pours black with a medium creamy tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has bitter dark chocolate and mild pine. Flavor has slightly more pine, burnt/roastiness, dark chocolate, and even a hint of espresso...fairly bitter. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty/piney and very bitter...dry and lingering.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2015
On tap at Tria Taproom. Dark brown with beige foam. Nose is orange peel, grapefruit, cherry and chocolate with a hint of lemon zest. Medium body with soft carb. Taste is grapefruit, mango, Baker’s chocolate and coffee. Unlike most black IPA’s I’ve tried this one features complimentary instead of clashing bitter notes. Subdued sweetness allows hops to blend into the dark roast. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 750 mL growler paired with original Nintendo and a wife. The beer is a deep, dark shade of brown nearing black. The head is wet sand hued, standing in at nearly two inches tall and plastering the tulip glass with sticky lacing.The aroma offers pine, hops, roast, chocolate. So fresh and flavorful. While I’m not normally a huge fan of black IPAs, this one is delicious. Hop forward, yet well balanced, offering chocolate, bready malts and lingering resinous pine. Medium bodied and smooth on the palate. Lightly bitter for the style with an elegant roast character.While Hill Farmstead Jimmy is undoubtedly my favorite black IPA (though barrel aging certainly plays a role in this instance), Foster stands in second. A great example of the style. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Growler. Light brown pour with an off white. Grassy hop bouquet. Taste follow suit. Average body and mouthfeel. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Growler provided by Chris, drank from my Hill Farmstead glass... Dark brown body with a light tan head that is very bright. Good retention and lacing... The aroma is very nice lots of rye, coffee, hoppy finish... The taste has more hops than anything, a very hoppy rye beer. Light roast coffee with lots of pine hops. The roast and hops are perfectly intertwined and compliment each other perfectly.
A great hoppy rye ipa. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
Pours black with medium beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, pine. Taste is of roasted malt, bitterness, pine. Palate: Medium body, soft-medium carbonation. Very slightly sticky. Overall: Quite good. Classy, nothing overdone. Nice finesse.