Strykzone (7357) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
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. ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Draft from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours dark brown/black, off-white head. Aroma sharp and resinous, lively body, not too malty. Very crisp and clean, compared to some more malty versions of the style. Finish is almost a bit sweet and slightly roasty. Very enjoyable, especially for the price. Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
Pours fairly dark with a tan head. The aroma has roasted malt and tropical hops. The body is fairly full with soft carbonation. The flavor begins with roast, coffee, pine and tropical fruits. The finish has some citrus and the roast is not as obvious. Good black IPA.
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lots of crystal malts chocolate malts decent bitterness. Rounded black IPA. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 20, 2016
Tap at Craft Beer Creek. Quite malty for black IPA, hops toned down, some caramel, little spiciness. Hops are citrusy, some resin. Alright
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2010
very dark with a white head and an incredible floral hop aroma. Pretty hoppy taste but a little lacking in the malt finish. pretty good though AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 15, 2010
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. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2011 4 oz. Taste @ Portland, Oregon Spring Beer & Wine Fest April 3rd, 2010. 6.5% ABV. 70 IBU’s. Roasted hoppy aromatic front. Crisp toasted dry malt body. Rich balanced hop spice end. (4.0 / 5.0)
Hopworks Urban Brewery--HUB--Secession Cascadian Dark Ale Sustainable Organic Beer--2011 22 oz. Bottles. 6.50% ABV. 70 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Clear pour. Medium mild lace rocky tan white head. Opaque dark black color. No ruby edge. Lightly burnt mildly aromatic hop front. Crisp fully fermented dry sweet toasty unbittered dark malt mild hop pine resin body. Mellow bitter earthy crusty cloying resin mild citrus clean end with hint of lingering dark malt roastiness. Confusing flavors. Tastes Pale not Black. Tasty crisp & smooth. Tasted 2/4/2011. Purchased for $5.99 @ The Ballard Market on 1/21/2011. mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. deep brown almost black with a cream head. nose is fresh piney hops, esters, and a light bitterness. nice on the palate, flavors of light hops, bitterness, and a smooth finish. brianprentiss (702) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2010
pretty good offering, had on tap at HUB in Portland. Nothing spectacular but would have again.