jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
On tap at Odell on 12/22. Pours a deep brown color with off-white head. Roasty, piney, grassy, slight cocoa flavors. One of the better black IPAs in my book. dalekliz (927) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On draft at the brewery. Pours a murky dark golden-brown with off-white lacing. Aroma of pine hops and dark malt. Taste starts with a hoppy bitter bite then gets kind of watery, with some pine and sugar. Lingering light bitter pine notes. Eh, there’s not much going on here. MacBoost (1959) - Victor, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Pours a dark ruby red with a thin khaki head. Aromas of floral hops, some roast and oddly enough, coffee. Taste is pretty standard for a black ipa, but the thin mouthfeel really detracts from this one. Meh. mnmike (1091) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2012
I’ve had this both on tap and from the bottle. I actually prefer the bottle version of this one. TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 12 oz, dégusté au Mondial de la Bière 2012 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’houblons résineux avec une pointe de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons résineux avec une pointe de céréales grillées et de café. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #4396)
crossovert (14134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Beers like this help me turn the corner with this style. The earthy, bitter, danky hops work with the rasted malt. jkbachman (181) - - NOV 27, 2012
Citrus, pine, and floral hop aroma is very prominent. Interesting take on black IPAs and making it an imperial black IPA. Well balanced and now one of my favorite beers.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Almost as good as Stone's More Brown Than Black. Hoppy yet malty; malty yet hoppy. Great flavor with just a nice tinge of bitterness. Home run!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On draft at Odell. Pours a medium brown with an off-white head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, piney hops, and a bit of chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts with aggressive hops: pine pushes through the efforts of the malts to conceal it. Light citrus notes also intersperse themselves. Interesting black IPA overall. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12oz bottle from a four-pack that cost $10.49. Black color, mocha head, looks good. Smell is hoppy citrus but I was disappointed after hearing this compared to Pliny (lies). Flavor is decently hoppy but again not on the level of Stone 15th. The roast flavor really conflicted with the citrus, like oranges dunked in bitter coffee. I would have preferred chocolate covered oranges but oh we’ll. Still, this is a decent beer and a much better value than when it was in 750’s.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-09-2011 18:22:22