suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Almost black pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Hoppy aroma with a nice maltiness. Hoppy flavor with the same malty back. Nice beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Don't usually like this style, but this was a very nice beer. Rated this beer using a different program and unfortunately I'm not able to transfer my comments here. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
22oz bottle from Party Town. Shared with friends. WTF? My black IPA has a brettanomyces infection. Has a citrusy, grapefruity nose. Flavor is lightly tart. Soft, tingly carbonation. More dry finish. Thankfully, the infection does not ruin the beer. It’s kind of fascinating, really, brett black IPA... Just totally unexpected. Mostly clear, dark red / brown color. Thin khaki head, good bits of lace. Some light roast malt, hint of coffee. Earthy hop. A lot of citrus character, that I think is probably from the brett. Moderate tart taste, light bitter, minimal sweet. Really interesting beer. It’s infected, but not in a bad way. Tastes like it’s intentionally supposed to be a brett black IPA, or black saison or something. Pretty refreshing.. black farmhouse ale. DCLawyer (2845) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Sampler at RFD. Draft->mini lager. Dark brown with white head. Roasted malt over pine hops. Bittersweet. Tasty. patricks110 (2495) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
Very good Black IPA with a great balance of roasted oats and toasted carmal malts and sweet fresh grapefruit and bitter hops. BEautiful nearly opaque black pour with a finger of beige head, The nose has roasted and oat malts as well as sweet citrus and grapefruits. Good balance with a nice bitter finish.
reebtogi (6270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
650ml bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine and citrus with some caramel and light roasted grains. Taste is a dark fruity and malty sweetness with a roasted grain with citrus and pine hop bitterness. Well balanced and quite tasty. Medium bodied with some nice carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. Well done brew for the style and highly recommended. Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Dark pour from bottle. Taste is smokey, with hints of pine, black tea and molasses. Nice. ttoadee (1491) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Dark amber pour, fluffy tan head. Nose is roasted grain and floral hops. Bittersweet. Middle is cocoa, alcohol, chewy resin hops. Finish is slightly hop bitter. Pretty decent. Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bomber. Nice IPA taste and great appearance but I was hoping for a black IPA that had a touch more fruitiness like cranberry. It's above average but not outstanding.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone drjay44 (3710) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2013
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, very well retained ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a clear brown (SRM 25) body.....nose is pine, grapefruit, coffee, chocolate.....taste is pine, chocolate, coffee, grapefruit, leading to a moderate, bitter hop finish.....mouth feel medium, minimally astringent, slightly acid, with tingling carbonation. This is a nicely balanced Black IPA, with all of the ingredients adding their bit. The result is a roasty, hoppy, happy combination of aromas and flavors. BJCP 8/3/15/5/7