flatearthman (81) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Little to no discernable nose; A hoppy bitter malt taste on front pallet with a bitter, very slight burnt malt taste for a long lingering finish.
jackl (8555) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle split with Deyholla. Thanks for the Iowan CDA tick! Deep brown with a tan head. Moderately cheesy hop character on the nose. Some pine and cocoa. Chocolate cookies. Hints of dill and general herbs. Definitely unique. Taste is a little more straightforward. Pine chocolate ice cream. Dry bitterness. Earthy roast. Solid effort. Travlr (26417) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Pretty close to black color, tan head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. The roast comes in at the taste, along with light citrus and piney bitterness. Very tasty. deyholla (12583) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice combination of light pine, a bit of grass and some dark grains nd bread notes. Flavor has a bit of chalky dark grains with a light roast and a good amount of grass and pine. theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - AUG 27, 2014
22 oz bottle purchased at Beer Crazy in Urbandale, Iowa. The pour is opaque black dark chestnut brown with a smallish light tan head. The aroma is pine hop, black licorice patent malt and a alcohol heat. The taste is the malt black licorice right away, sharp, then bright pine, bit of a roast and then finishes with a decent blast of heat in the dry finish. Came together some as it warmed. The palate is medium to light bodied, fine carbonation and the hot dry finish. Just OK.
UkrainPubCrawler (122) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2014
This is a delicious black IPA. Excellent combination of dark malts and hops! Rich and black in color with a rich foamy head. arnold931 (1261) - Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Draft. Pours cola color with off white head. Nice lacing. A little hop in the nose. Pine and coffee? In the taste. CanIHave4Beers (4241) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2014
Pours basically black with a good sized head and nice lacing on the glass. BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2014
Oh neat it’s one of those black IPAs where it just smells hoppy & there is no roast. I dig these kind the most. It’s got a big citrus & melon hop character, pungent, fresh & fruity smelling.
The flavor is nice, plenty hoppy with a mild bitterness. The roast is fairly subdued but noticeable & there is a touch or licorice. The hop character is fruity but not maybe as bright as I would like. It’s a boozy one, but not terribly so.
Really enjoyable stuff.
Bomber - thanks Lou! Very dark pour with a soapy head. Grassy and pine hop nose and taste. Sharp hop bite and balanced. Very tasty. boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
On tap at bait shop... pitch black.pour with kaki head aroma of chocolate coff hoppy...freaking awesome