roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Pours dark brown with large off white head out if bottle. Chocolate aroma with chocolate taste. Hint of hops. Good beer overall.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
This was the best black ipa I’ve had to date very smooth and very malty. Subtle roast character OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2013
A - Pours a very dark hazy brown. A thick frothy 2 finger light-tan head that refuses to sink. The color is weak but it gets points for the solid head.
S - Pine resin, citrus, roasted barley, old leftover coffee grinds, also a strange arm-pit body odor that I’m not loving.
T - A mix tape of heavy evergreen and citrus. The bitterness is great at first but turns to a chalky aspirin flavor toward the end. A roasted smokey flavor from the black malt. Has a dry mineral aftertaste.
M - Creamy and medium to full bodied. Moderate carbonation.
This is a love hate kinda beer. There are great things and not so great thing about it.
The good: Big on hops.
The bad: Chalky sour aspirin, body odor smell.
I don’t know if this is infected or what. It’s good but has flaws.
I did a blind taste test with another "un-named" Black IPA and this one lost.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2010 r464 (2362) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2013
Very dark ruby-brown with a foamy tan head. Roasty malt with an earthiness and a bit of a hoppy finish. Rather full, toasty, dark. BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2013
hazy brown with beautiful rocky head. Malty nose. Crispy hop bite. good body flavorful. I’d go back.
cheesymax78 (8) - - MAR 31, 2013 does not count
Not the best black ipa. The pour on this was not great, it left a look of undesirable beer to drink. The taste was basic, not what I expect from a classic black ipa
ozarkspops (368) - - MAR 23, 2013
Black pour with ruby edges. Really thick khaki head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is fairly balanced. Mild roastiness and malt sweetness with some citrus, floral, and earthy hops. Taste is very similar. I pick up a little chocolate roastiness. A hint if coffee. Hops are similar to aroma. Mostly citrus, some floral and earthy notes.
---Rated via iPhone kaser (6314) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Black pour from bomber from blackwells. Frothy and very foamy head. Carbonation and licorice aroma. Chocolate and stale type taste. It isn’t bad but having a hard time getting into it Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Decent CDA. Lots of chocolate and pine. Milder notes of citrus, grass, whiskey and wood, adding lots of complexity. Solid hop bitterness, but not overdone. Pretty tasty. K_Squared (25) - - FEB 27, 2013
Dark IPA from the tap. Nice flavor. Nice head. Lacing isn't overly present. Not a session beer. Great flavor.
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