merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Dark Brown/Blackish Hue, Passes Very Minor Light, Off White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Dark Mildly Smoked Wheat, Mild Chocolate
T: Smoked Wheat, Medium Grainy Malts, Mild Chocolate
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, nice carbonation, decent dark wheat nose and flavor. 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. Maakun (6814) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
Growler thanks to kermis. Almost black with short lasting creamy beige head that leaves some big bottles. Massive grapefruit, light coffee, lime peel, roasted grains. Light sweet with tart touch and light roasted bitterness. Medium bodied with mouth coating carbonation. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Growler from the brewery, shared at the 22nd Richmond Gathering. Clear dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of wheat, citrus, pine, roast. The taste is roast, herbal hops, wheat, pine. Medium bodied, well balanced. Nice. Garrold (5840) - 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.
chibuck (3521) - 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. vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2011
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Black pour with some tan head. Some pine, citrus, roasted aroma tones. Flavor is herbal, chocolate, coffee, some pine and grassy tones. alobar (3969) - 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. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 750ml growler from a recent trade. thank you.... pours a deeper blackish mahogany leaning somwehat in the porterish black quality although hints of red throughout. a soapy fluffy off-white head rests on top and retreats to a little less of it’s former self... aroma is piney dank fresh hoppiness upfront, green and pungent while still being enticing and welcoming. a mild roast quality co-exists but play a subordinate role. cohesiveness definitely achieved between the two complimenting qualities... piney citrus qualites extrememly evident upfront with a less intense roasted malt and cocoa character following quickly behind. the intermingling between the two is friendly and have a nice rapport. more fresh green hops develops through the middle and finishes off on a slightly more roasted note. shy of medium bodied with adequate carbonation. solid but i prefer the other black ipa just a hair more but i’d more than gladly have either. msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
On tap at The Pony-HK. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Aromas of roast, pine, little wheat, and some fruit. Flavors much the same with nice amount and pine and roast with a little citrus and fruit. Lighter body which made it easy to drink. Good stuff.