BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark coppery brown with a lasting, foamy tan head. Hoppy aroma has notes of grapefruit, lemon, passionfruit and spruce, with malty, caramelly undertone. Flavour is quite hoppy also with some solid piney notes upfront and some decent bitterness but this is tempered by some substantial sweetness and stronger notes of caramel and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is light and slick with lively carbonation and a lingering bittersweet finish. Really just like a very hoppy brown ale and quite a nice one at that. ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2010
hoppy beer, great off the tap. had a strong malt backing as well. tried this at The Local Taphouse and was quite impressed, especially after all the hype murray had given it in the leadup (dont like hype, as usually go into the tasting with too high of an expectation.) mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2010
Tap at Beer Deluxe. Very impressive beer. Dry, lean and freshly hoppy in a way that Big Wednesday wasn’t. Seems to me like classic US hops - fresh and piney, with a lot more aroma than flavour and bitterness. Doesn’t taste especially roasty (it’s a deep brown, nowhere near black) but has a line of dark chocolate running through it, which perhaps might enhance the dryness. It’s a really great mix, super tasty. I’d love to see them brew a pale IPA this good! jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2012
I love this beer. The idea of putting an IPA and and a dark beer, my two favorites styles together was brilliant. A fantastic hop aroma and enriched by the great chocolate and dark malt profile. Easy to drink, which could end up to be dangerous, with the abv of 7.5%.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bmeup (678) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2011
Awesome BIPA! Choc roasted malt, berries and pine. Freestyle, go for it!
Rangi (672) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2014
Really enjoyable black ipa. Full of amearican resiney, citrus hops with very slight pine. Subtle coffee and roast notes to back up. Great beer which is well balanced but still offers some nice full on punchy flavours. Would order again! eManu (544) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2011
Pours a dark reddish brown, with little tan head, just a ring around. Aroma of sugars, coffee, and hops. Flavors of bitter coffee, hops, grassy. Little waterry in texture, hints of raisin. Some nice flavors. Gramoit (490) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2012 Murrays never disappoint, this is another ripper. Coffee, Chocolate, some roasted malts and hops on the nose. Dark chcoclate and coffee at first is tasted but then the hops come in to make it full of flavour but very well balanced whilst being fairly bitter. I was lucky enough to have this on tap at Manly Murrays. pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2012
A reasonable beer. I like the concept and the fact Murray’s is trying something new. The various flavours were nice, but a little confusing together. Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
Pretty good black IPA, not as balanced as some others out there though. But still easy drinking, partially helped by the lower ABV.