akoeninger (776) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Thick giant tan head. Brown color. Citrus and piney aroma. Taste is hop forward but with a smooth malt finish. Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.
The beer is chestnut brown with a quarter inch of beige head. Nice aroma, with scents of pine, hop resin, roast. The roast character is definitely secondary to the pine and hop flavors. Easy to drink, with a lingering taste of pine and a hint of chocolate. Overall, this was one of the better examples of the style I have yet had.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-08-2012 joshwoodward (575) - - DEC 18, 2012
Solid for the style, but this isn’t my thing. Too weird. Give me a Road Slush any day. ads135 (5215) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 16, 2012
This is easily one of the best black IPAs I’ve ever had. Pine and a bit of citrus in the hop profile, but with an amazing roasted malty underbelly. Got this one from Josh and tried with Jay in Dec. 2012. mnmike (1091) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Great beer. Pours about 85% black and has a surprisingly clean and crisp palate.
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle:   Root beer in color, moderate to large sandy head, nice lacing.   Seems a shade lighter than others.   Soft roasted malts, also soft citrusy/pithy hop on the nose.   Pale roasted malts, slight pith on the tongue.   Seems a very light Black IPA.   Seems more like a Black Pale Ale to me.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean finish, but not bitter, not terribly roasty either.   Its like its starts out (aroma) as a Black IPA, but quickly seems to be lesser than that.   If you want something very roasty, this aint it.   If you want something very hoppy, this is not it either.   If you want a lighter example of the style this will be the one you want. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Pours deep brown with a small creamy light tan head. Aroma is roasty and sweet, lots of cocoa in there, some piney hops in the back, surprisingly sweet and chocolatey on the nose some oxidation. Flavor is the same, sweet and roasty, oxidation on the hops but it works ok, just makes it less IPA’y and more of a stout with some extra hops. Medium body and a soft carbonation, That1Guy (2241) - Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Thanks to my Jakebra for this brew. 12 bottle pours pitch black with a tan head. Roasty and hoppy. I do not understand this style, but this one is superior. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
12oz bottle, thanks nuplastikk. Small but persistent tan head atop clear cola-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some milk chocolate, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, grapefruit, some roast. Light-medium body, some effervescence, fairly smooth. djd07 (16317) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear amber with small beige head. The aroma is a strong floral hop and pine. Thick mouthfeel with a strong dry hop bite and light bitter finish. Hides alcohol well, a good black IPA from New Glarus.