LilBeerDoctor (4134) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2014
On tap at Vintage. Pours black with a thick light tan head. Aroma of grassy hops, garlicky hops, Christmas tree, light roast. Flavor of garlicky hops, hop oils, roasted malt. Nice black IPA, very hop forward.
7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5) tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
had at the brewpub with Dan the brewer. great spot and they are making some very nice stuff. this one is dark with a nice creamy head. nose is malty with some nice dank pine notes. the flavor is a nice mix of dark malt flavor and west coast hops. very well done. much love from Ontario brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2014
On draft at the One Barrel Brewery. This is about as good of a black ipa as I can remember ever tasting. It has prominent hop and malt notes, it’s mighty smooth like a beer this dark ought to be and the bitterness shines through it all, crisp and refreshing. The flavors complement one another - juicy orange and cantaloupe on the back end and found in the aroma, paired with a smoked and nutty malt flavor that hits initially. The appearance is opaque blackish brown and thin in consistency. Medium to light bodied. Despite the dark color, I could probably finish a couple pints of this no problem. This one has me convinced that black ipa’s are my ideal seasonal-transition beer from winter to spring, when we still have one foot sitting on the side of hefty malt driven ales to and the other foot has moved over on the side of lighter, hoppier and more refreshing brews. akoeninger (770) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2014
On tap at One Barrel. Dark brown with a creamy brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, mild pine and earth. Tastes like dark roasted malt, coffee, light pine, earthy hops, and mild peat. Medium to light body, slightly watery finish. Piney hop aftertaste.
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UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Vintage. Dark brown with a frothy light brown head. Nice malty hop aroma and taste.
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pablo951 (683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Had it at on tap Vintage Brewery in Madison Wi. Poured a very frothy head uneven lacing and a subtle hop aroma. Very light hop taste, very smooth. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap at One Barrel. Murky dark brown with a creamy brown topper. Aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, mild pine and a weird spice. Tastes kinda homebrew-y with dark roasted malt, coffee, light pine, earthy hops, light chocolate, rye, caramel and mild peat. cbfobes (2885) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
On tap at One Barrel, pours a murky dark brown with a light borwn head, almost like really muddy water, really doesn’t look all that great at all, the aroma has a slight hop touch with more chocolate and malt, the flavor has a strong amount of yeast on the front end, might be why it looks so murky and not clear, almost chewy, weird, the finish has a just a tad bit of hops but really nothing stands out, the first "I’ll pass" at One Barrel I’ve encountered.