freekyp (2235) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Black Hops does the cascadian dark ale thing justice, but leans closer to overhopped stout than roasty IPA. Pouts dark brown with a lacy head. Lots of chocolate malt in both aroma and flavor. The hops here are earthy and sneak up to sucker punch you in the tail. FunMikeG (25) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Sold mix of ipa hoppiness and stout roastedness. A slight coffee flavor up front with a slight citrus after taste. Very smooth and easy to drink. djd07 (14471) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
On tap at Pinglehead. Pours a dark brown with off white head. Aroma is smoke and pine. Light mouthfeel, roast, dark chocolate, spice with light dry finish. stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Tap at proof. Black pour with strong tan head that lasts. Roasty bitter aroma with hints of chocolate. Kind of reminds me of a chocolate chip cookie. Taste is chocolatey with lots of carbonation. A couples years ago this would be a stout. Good beer but I don’t see it as a black IPA. hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Draft… RBWG 2013… Clear brown ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. The nose offers a mingling of charcoal, espresso, dark chocolate, licorice, bong water, pine and pot resins with an undertone of pink grapefruit. Medium-bodied and silky-smooth with tingly carbonation. The flavor presents unsweetened cocoa, bong water, charcoal, bitter pine and grapefruit rind. Bitter, piney, coarse finish. Black IPA is a style of beer I loathe, but this one is very drinkable.
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2013
on tap @RBWG-JAX-tight tan-mahogany. A-resin, roasty dk malt. T-resin hops, roasty dk malt. SudsMcDuff (8428) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Quite a nice American Black Ale, wake up number 37 .. . medium roast level .. . touch of green hops .. . slick mouth .. . a good beer, i’d be happy with a pint or two .. . . lesbian ham. jbruner (4734) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Pours a translucent black brown on tap with thin ring of lacy head that sticks lightly. Aroma of piney resinous hops, roasted barley, and chocolate malt. Taste follows, but the roasted malt falls off and allows for more hops to come through. Bitter finish and a decent sticky mouth. Pretty good, perhaps one of their better besides the ghost pepper stuff. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Tap at Brewer’s Pizza for RBWG. This is now the 15th beer named Black Hops after I assume the inferior game to Halo. Clear, deep amber pour. Danker nose, some spruce, coffee. Taste is spruce, tea, sweet chocolate. Mild spicy finish. Palate is not as thin as their other offerings, has some actual body. Leighton (21232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Tap at the brewpub, RBWG 2013. Pours clear brown with a fine, frothy white head. Lots of floral, piney hops in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, some lightly roasted malts, more juicy pine, grapefruit. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Fairly resinous to finish with juicy grapefruit, orange, pine, hints of licorice. Good one.