LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 25, 2011
On tap at Beach to Brewery 2011blutt59 (6573) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Appearance: Pours a rootbeer brown with a thin film of head.
Aroma: Orange like hop. No roast to be found in the nose.
Taste: Grapefruit, tangerine, bitterness with minute roast.
Mouthfeel: Juicy, medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is what I look for in a Black IPA. Big citrus, little roast. Well done.
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, black walnut in color with a nice aroma and flavor of sweet fruits , brown sugar, burnt roast malts AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Dark brown color with lingering tan foam. Floral, pine, citrus, dark chocolate aromas. Medium bodied with average co2. Floral, pine, citrus, spicy bitter flavors with semi-sweet chocolate, pale honey to balance, with parched black malts in a drying finish--very good. quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Cask night at Karl Strauss. Smooth flavor with, pine, toasted malt, and a touch of grapefruit. This is the kind of beer that made me decide I like some IPAs. savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 6, 2012
22oz bottle. Dark brownish red with a small light tan head. Aroma is lots of citrus, pine and floral hops with coffee, spicy rye and chocolate. Flavor is bitter hops, roasted coffee, cocoa, and light alcohol. Medium body with a thick mouth feel. This is a nice big, hoppy, black IPA. There is a lot going on but seems to work good together.
HogTownHarry (7062) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
May 11, 2012 - bomber shared with me and blankboy courtesy of B. Mostly opaque ruby-black with a smallish frothy/rocky tan to light brown head. Aroma is resin, light coffee, mostly grain, some alcohol - nice (7+). Taste is really smooth, a tad metallic for a couple of seconds, but that fades out, what is left is mostly deep roast and herbal/resin bitterness. Slick mouthfeel, average body and carbonation and it finishes medium-long, medium-bitter - can’t get over how smooth it is - nice one! blipp (9504) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Rich chocolate malts, some light rye-like spicy notes, and a medium floral hoppy bitterness. Tasty. rumproasts (5478) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
tap. black with one finger head. very solid black ipa with rich malt body and very nice crisp hops. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Black with a creamy tan head. Roasted grain bread and citrus hops aroma and taste with a hoppy finish. brewtal_brewer (1) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2011 does not count
Black. Long lasting Thick brown head. Chocolate in front,
slight alcohol aftertaste
Rye is predominant but not overpowering
Heavily hopped but not overly bitter
Overall good beer