frylock (1144) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Bomber from Winooski Beverage Warehouse: Nearly black, thin tan head. Citrus filled hop aroma with some resinous pine notes. Dry, moderate bitterness. Some faint mineral-earth like flavors lead into a big grapefruit hoppiness. Good rendition of the style. italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle at Paul’s. Dark chocolate pour. Aroma has notes of perfume, flowers, and orange. Hop heavy flavor with plenty of citrus and perfume. Minimal chocolate malt flavor. Perfume is prominent in the finish. This is an IPA first and foremost, and I prefer that to overhopped porters. Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle. rare batch79 bottle 50. Pours black with a tan head that left spotty lacing. Roasty earthy hoppy aroma. Flavor was roasted barley with citrus zest, grassy hops, pine and had a touch of caramel with a smooth & creamy finish. nickd717 (4997) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Bomber thanks to Arbitrator. OMG rare, it says it on the bottle! Dark brown in color with a large cascading tan head. Good lacing. Earthy hop aroma, with wet leaves and some substantial roasty notes. Roasty flavor with slight bitter cocoa along with citrusy and earthy hops. Rather bitter. Medium-bodied and dry as hell, very resinous, with softer carbonation. Pretty nice IBA, but I’ve certainly had better as of late. thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 27, 2012
Big hop roasted earthy aroma, pours pitch black tight head with some lacing, taste all over the place some sweetness very bitter you could pick up a lot, medium body sticky texture, finish is a palate wrecking long lasting bitterness
dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle from hbmason! Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma has roast, dank resiny hops and pine. Taste is semi-sweet and bitter. Thin bodied with a dry finish. One of the better examples of the style. AdamChandler (5206) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Finally opened this up hopefully it hasn’t fallen off. Enjoyed in a standard pint glass with buddies at around 40 degrees F. Almost midnight black, solid head that stuck around for a while..maybe my glass wasn’t clean? Smell is very roasty with tangerines and nuts. Taste is roasted malts, hint of chocolate, nuts like almonds and a mild bitterness. Pine and Citrus hop flavors and some oakyness at the finish. nimbleprop (8928) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
750ml bottle pours a watery, translucent brown with a clumpy white head. Nose is all IPA, C-hops, grapefruit, earthy, lemon. Flavor is sweet, hoppy, oranges, lemons, malty, pine. Medium bodied, bitter finish. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Thanks to Michael for this rare Lawson’s...Brown beer with an off white head. A small cap forms, so-so lacing...This beer is total hop forward, does makes any bones about it. Hop bomb of flowers and grass, a little citrus helps to balance this pretty nicely...The taste is all hops and nothing else, way to strong its really tough to drink. So bitter, too hop forward.
Decent start but to much hops to drink. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
bottle courtesy of reynolds314, thanks! this is exactly why i dont like black ipa’s. big time clash all over for me. in the aroma, the taste, the mouthfeel and finish, all of it. it is citrusy more than piney. not the worst ive had, but ive only had a few black ipas i like and this isnt really one unfortunately.