mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Best Black IPA I have ever had. Toasty, really creamy, chocolate, slight bitter, slight hops. Super drinkable. Big time coffee flavor. Breakfast beer. Great price too. bnoel09 (588) - Elk Grove, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Poured into a shaker. Color is black with a dense tan head. Aroma is malty and nutty with some chocolate and floral hops. Flavor is chocolate with nutty notes and floral hop flavors. Medium bodied. Nice lacing. Overall this is a really nice black IPA. bhensonb (15630) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours pretty damn black with a 5 finger creamy tan head. It is beautiful. Aromas of chocolate and maybe resin hop. Whoa! The first hit is resin, quickly followed by chocolate, and a harsh malt that has got to be rye. Meanwhile the head has laced all to heck. On into the finish it has some of that harsh NW IPA aspect, and a lot of roasty toasty near-burnt malt. My mouth just wraps around this baby. Brilliant beyond expectation. jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours completely opaque black with small foamy brown head. Aroma is piney hops with chocolate. Earthy hops up front followed by unsweetened cocoa and finishes sticky and smooth with an almost stout-like chocolatyness. Very slight lingering bitterness makes this quite an impressive little drink. I’ve generally not been a fan of KS, and this might be the first KS brew I’ve sincerely enjoyed, so I hope they are stepping up their game! hayduke (5616) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
A bomber shared with Strykzone on Facebook Char as again we each opened the same beer 1,500 miles apart. This is an emerging style that is challenging some brewers as it is not always that good. This one is a winner. It poured very dark tending toward black with a huge creamy tan head and gorgeous lacing rings. The bubbles were very large and it was fun to watch them burst. Gorgeous pour. The nose is very rich, with chocolate, light roasted coffee, and anise.. Some hop citrus aromas drift up as well. The body is medium and the mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth and creamy. The flavor is loaded with chocolate and perfectly roasted malts, and brings on endless flavor changes in the mouth including ripe dark fruit and a ton of rotating floral hop flavors that make it the IPA it is. The finish shows IPA bitterness and some resin character. I am sort of hard pressed to describe everything that was going on here because before I knew it the bottle was gone and I was wanting more. A real winner of a beer.
Ratman197 (15228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roastiness, charcoal, rye, grapefruit, bakers cocoa and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, charcoal, rye, grapefruit, bakers cocoa and light pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty citrus finish. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Great mouthfeel and bitter rye flavor, and love the spice, but it needs a lil more hoppy finish. Opens up after resting -- nice chocolate coffee notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bomber pours deep darkness with full tan head and some sheet lacing. The aroma is big and yummy with dark roasted malts, earthy and spicy hops, some dark roasted coffee, malt balls and some rye twanginess. Great aroma. The taste feels thin but some how also on the creamy side. I get dark roasted malts fused with almost, but not quite, chewy rye spicy twanginess. Midway and into the finish a touch of toffee and burnt malts come to the surface to play with a bit of resiny pine hops. thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Poured from the bomber. Aroma is mild. The malt character is not overpowering. The rye is present, but the hops are mild, perhaps almost pale ale ish. Finishes thick and oily. Very good black ipa with the rye twist. Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Awesome black rye-P.A.!!
Thick palate presence, finish is lingering with the remaining starch on your tongue thanking y ou for such a good beer.