Kroney (256) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
pours deep brownish redish black with a khaki colored thick head that sticksaround to the bottom of the glass. Aroma is mostly dark chocolate and coffee at the front with alcohol in the middle, then a nice hop kick at the end -mostly pine and floral. taste is hop front heavy giving way to coffee, chocolate and bread in the middle and finishing with a nice warming alcohol sensation. very smooth beer and extremely drinkable. well done. Awktoberfest (404) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
Great black ipa... Not just a ipa thatâ€™s dark in color... This beer has many levels... A little hop in the nose( could use a little more) but it offers more...a nice roasted middle with chocolate flavors... Ending bitterness and shop taste throughout... Great black ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jmohno (1649) - Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2013
Black with some lacing.
Aroma of mild hops.Some fruit and roast.herbal.Somewhat mild hop aroma though.Mostly a bready roastyness with sweetness.
Taste is chocolate with strong roastyness.Pretty hoppy as well,just a general hoppines in flavor but strong .Its hard to distinguish with all the roast malt. StrongHerbal hoppy bitter.Good but a little roastier than I like for a black ipa. wlajwl (7006) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2013
Aroma is pine, citrus and mild dark malt sweetness. The flavor is grapefruit, nutty dark malts, citrus, a small hint of hop resin and a bitter/slightly tart/tangy finish. robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours deep black, has nose of chocolate, nuts and caramel. Taste of dark roasted espresso, and chocolate with a bitter aftertaste. All in all a very solid beer, but the nose suggested a little more than was offered, as the body was actually quite light compared to the deep and dark favors on the nose.
dwyerpg (6365) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2013
A strong roasty body is evident throughout though it has a good amount of hops as well. Dark black but not quite imperial stoutish. This is a pretty good, albeit slightly heavy black IPA. djd07 (15335) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown and ruby hue with small creamy beige head that lasts awhile. The aroma is coffee and roast. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet roast and chocolate with light bitter finish. A good black IPA from Left Coast. Thisis12ptfont (1214) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Some subtle aromas of wet hops and chocolate. Deep, solid black in color with a thin rim at the top. Very smooth flavors of strong hop overtones with a burnt caramel, cocoa and toffee malt backbone. Overall, this is smooth and well balanced. Not bad at all. I’d give this a B+ rating. jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Black in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is heavy chocolate, light pine and citrus. Taste is of chocolate, pine, earth, roasted malts. Smooth mouthfeel. travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. The look is dark, tan decent head, and black in color. The smell is very chocolate, roast, malts, pine, and a little hops. The taste is roasty, malt, burnt, hop, pine, and bitterness.