nimbleprop (8792) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2015
On tap at Cooper’s Tavern in Madison, pours a murky black with some bright white head. Nose has burnt toast, some light coffee notes, pine resin, soap, herbs, dried citrus peel. Flavor balances roast and citrus well, toast, bread, orange, pine, soap. Full bodied, dry and bitter finish. Really solid and what you expect of the style. pablo951 (687) - 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. BlackBeerPG (937) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Taste: herbal, floral hop meets semi toasted malt, with a dry finish. Complex malt and hop nose. Black/brown in color, mostly clear, tall tan foamy head with ring lattice. Medium body and very drinkable. Love the simple and whimsical label art. brian60625 (756) - 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. deyholla (12439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Sampled from the tap at Vintage. Pours near black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of roasted malts and dark grains with a hint of pine underlying. Flavor has creamy dark grains with light roasted malts balanced by pine and a bit of grass.
bratschepeter (62) - Abilene, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2015
On tap at the brewery/32oz growler to go. Pours an opaque brownish-black with a pleasant off-white head that leaves a fair amount of sticky lacing. Nose is dank hops with a slightly sweet undertone; taste is bitter roasted malt balanced nicely with spicy and woody hop characteristics. Aftertaste of roasted malt fades quickly; clean and just vaguely creamy mouthfeel. Very enjoyable and consistent with the style. LilBeerDoctor (4215) - 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. jaymtee (37) - Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Pours dark brown/opaque with a good inch head. Very hoppy for a black IPA. A little light in mouth feel. Overall a tasty beer. Travlr (26198) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Draft at the source. Pretty much black, thick beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of cocoa and coffee. Taste has toasted brownies and pine. Decent. arkurzynski (2461) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Brown black. Nose of sweet pine and thick brown sugar. Nice mix of sweet pine, toasted malt, and some brown sugar with lingering astringent, dry pine and grapefruit. Really good.