bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a cream head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light cocoa flavor with light darker malts. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light cocoa linger with light earth and light darker malts. douglas88 (9569) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bomber thanks to Mike. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head and lots of lacing. A fruity pine hop nose, quite rich. The flavor is a light roast, caramel, rich cascade and some syrupy amarillo, light bitterness. Tasty but missing a real heft. This is dominated by PNW hops, perhaps a heavier roast would be nice. Still, quite nice. gunnar (9390) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2016
On tap at Bøker & Børst, Stavanger. Pours clear dark brown with a tiny creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, weak roast, resiny and piney hops. Taste follows the nose, weak roast, chocolate and piney hops, well balanced, super smooth mouthfeel. Very good.
3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2011
draft. deep brown with cola colored edges and a tan head. up front it’s licorice astringent black patent and roast with cheesecloth yeast / hop character... so it has the bitterness of the roasts grains with an oily soy sauce flavor, and a terribly thinning and acidic / fizzy texture. weak malt structre throughout, and lacks pretty much any aromatic hop character
expected in IPA. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Draft at the Issaquah Brewhouse. Pours jet black with a loose tan head. Big sweet pine and candied orange nose...sugars coming very much from the hops here but still presenting an overall effect of sweetness with very little pith or bitterness present. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Roasty toasty mid-palate with lots of sweet hop oil above that, washing out into a candied fruit finish. Has to be the sweetest black ipa I’ve tried. Pleasant, but far from the expected dryness, roastiness, and bitterness.
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
A Cascadian Dark Ale...wait, no, an IBA thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a deep brown body and a tan head. Aroma of hops, citrus, alcohol, pine, and light dark roast. Taste is spicy, hoppy, bitter and pine. Creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation. Sledutah (7788) - Utah, USA - MAY 24, 2015
22oz bottle picked up in Federal Way Strykzone (7555) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head, good lacing. Aroma of dark malts and floral. Taste of roasted malts, pine and chocolate
Bottle from Hayduke. We enjoyed a bottle together via facebook chat. This beer was cola appearing. Clear dark red brown. A big beige head never faded completely and left blotches of lacing. A nose that is full of roasted malts and citrus hops. This is a style that I have not enjoyed in the past due to the black licorice that all of them seem to favor. This one avoids that. It offered roasted and chocolate malt which were both nice. Citrus hops had nice bitterness and some back end fruit. Definitely an improvement over other black IPAs. tiong (7513) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Draught @ Hopworks, Portland, OR AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 15, 2010
Roasty, nutty and grassy black IPA. A bit too much on the stouty side though.
Courtesy of thirdeye11. Mahogany color/ beige head. Big grassy hop aromas. soft carb. Caramel, grainy pale malt flavors with grassy hops, black only in color. good ipa.