dwyerpg (6286) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Looks great. Not all that much hop in the aroma, but a definite hop flavor with a very strong bitter finish to it, but in a way I like. Dry yet still refreshing. Nice. prettyham (27) - California, USA - APR 21, 2011
Can’t believe this IPA is black. Nive hoppy aroma and flavor. What I like about this beer is that is doesn’t have a lot of dark malt flavors to it, but it’s still black. bhensonb (15493) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Bomber from Beer Revolution. Pours black with a 2 finger creamy tan head. Aroma of lots of resin? hop over some dark roast malt. Med + body. Flavor seems a mix of resin/floral/grapefruit over smooth dark malt. It seems to rapidly become mostly grapefruit, imparting a hop burn. Very nice stuff. thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Aroma was nice, but not as hoppy as expected, the flavor reflected the hops better, aroma was mostly malt. Very nice beer still, but not the best black ipa. Ratman197 (15105) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of charcoal, roastiness, grapefruit, pine and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of charcoal, roastiness, grapefruit and a hint of pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty finish.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2011
Dark plum colored pour with a large cola colored head. Aroma holds sticky citrus, resinous hop, some bitter roast, and nice grassy presence as well. Flavor is quite tasty, with a good balance of porter-like malt character with the aforementioned orange, grapefruit, and pine hoppiness. Average mouthfeel. Pretty good stuff. BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
bottle shared by wray043. Pours pitch black with a large biege head. Has a citrus aroma and a burnt chocolate malty flavor with a bitter pine finish. Wittales (762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Appearance was blackish, creamy 1 finger tannish head with average retintion ,no lacing.Aromas where roasted sweet malts hints of coffee or toffee. Hops where faintly present in nose. Taste where sweet malts upfront then the hops came shinnig through with bite.Mouthfeel was smooth creamy carbonation meduim body with long astringent bite towards the back. Could be more balanced...
MacBoost (1924) - Victor, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Big thanks to NorCalgrowler for this trade extra. Pours a deep brown, almost black with a dark brown head. Roast and cocoa in the nose. Taste follows suit, with the addition of bittering hops. Mouthfeel is slick. A nice Black IPA, and in my opinion better than Stone’s recent collaboration "more brown than black". oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2011
Dark brown with a 1.5 finger brownish head. The aroma is earth citrus and pine with a nice backbone of roasted malts. The flavor is much the same, with various citrus and evergreen incarnations to balance out a bitter roasted caramel malt profile. The palate is medium for the style with supple effervescence.