ben4321 (6391) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2017
First rating of 2017!
Draft at N4, Whole Foods Williamsburg.
Dark brown with a small head. Some sticky lacework. Roasted malt, chocolate, and lots of hop bitterness. Dry, roasty flavor. Clean feel. Drinks crisp, with a long, dry close. jjsint (2998) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Keg at the Proletariat, Manhattan. Very dark brown with a thin ring of khaki head. Smells wonderful: there’s bucket loads of coffee, malt, pine resin and lime peel. Classic BIPA aroma, but marked up a couple of notches. Taste profile is governed by the bitterness of the roast - almost burnt - malt notes, but sticky, piney hop is detectable too. Long bittersweet finish with a touch of liquorice and citrus. Fully carbonated, which works for this beer. Super stuff. rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
Can bought in NYC. Black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Hoppy chocolate flavor, pine, passion fruit, cocoa notes. Hoppy roasted pine flavor, citrus, pine apples, chocolate notes. Great hoppy BIPA. Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
Canned, thx rlgk. Pours brown with a big lightbrown head. Smells and tastes roasted malt and grassy hoppy with a similar finish. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Can. Pours a clear dark brown body with a large frothy light brown head. The nose is citrusy and roasty with a light coffee and burnt note. The flavor is rather bitter and hoppy with a slightly harsh burnt note on the finish. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Decent stuff, not the smoothest though.
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2016
Sample at Other Half Brewery.
APPEARANCE: black beer, nice stable mocha head.
NOSE: quite some chocolate, hoppy, fruity, dry.
TASTE: fruity, mocha and alcohol, chocolate. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2015
12oz can, thanks to alexsdad06. Shared with Chris R and Brian M. Can dated 10/9/15 ("not my jam"). Hazy dark brown color. Thin tan head. Leaves good bits of lace. Oh yeah, a ton of hop up front on the nose. Very satisfying. Lots of big citrus and tropical fruity notes. Great pine and resin. Reminds me of the same hop level of the new Enjoy By black IPA, but with less of a sweet malt bite in the finish. Just a very mild touch of dark chocolate, mild roast, little earthiness. Medium to bigger body, mildly chewy. Lighter carbonation. Mild slick finish. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, lighter to moderate sweet. An impressive, satisfyingly hoppy and assertive black IPA. Pyrmir (5974) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
Can at Hasse, thanks Lenner! Black with mocca head. Aroma is roasted, hoppy, liquorice, faint smoke and light piney notes. Taste is roasted and smooth, medium dry. Malt, wood, pine, resin, light herbs, dark chocolate, faint smoke and light dark fruit notes. Superbly balanced. SG111 (1760) - New York, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Canned 10/09/15. Pours black, beige white head. Aroma is slight resin, pine, citrus, roasted malt, smoke. Flavor is nice. Hops and pine pop first, then roasted malt and chocolate really come through. Solid mouthfeel. Hop bitterness, not much coffee bitterness. Nice black ipa. Actually a really good example of the style. John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Can. Black. Pine, earth, some citrus and dark malt. Very balanced. A top tier black IPA.