alexsdad06 (10596) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2017 fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up while on vacation in Orlando at Knightly Spirits. Maybe my expectations were too high being a big fan of Stones Sublimely and Southern Tiers Iniquity black IPAs, but I expected more from this beer. Thought the hop profile was moderate at best.
22 oz bottle sampled at a tasting from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, chocolate, earthy bitterness, citrus and green hop character, a hint of ash, pretty solid black IPA. Worsenma (74) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Pretty good IPA. Very delayed and muted hoppy bitterness but it's certainly there.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JStax (7075) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2015
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a nice dark brown to black with a beige head of foam. Good retention. The aroma was surprisingly a little caramelly with a subdued earthy hop profile. The taste starts with that sweet notes, but finishes dry and herbal. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Jabah (506) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2015
About average for this style. Black IPAs are hit or miss for me, so this falls near the border. Decent amount of hops, though I prefer more of a malt balance. Aroma has some mild citrus and pine, but overpowered by some kind of musty smell. Glad I tried this in the winter mix-pack bundle, but wouldn’t really want to sample this in a bomber or growler. BeerdedDave (1850) - Beckley, USA - APR 13, 2015
black color; citrusy hops and roasted malt aroma; citrusy hops on a medium bodied roasted malt base
BierMeHoos (644) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Appearance is black, opaque, and khaki head. Aroma is floral, piney, and citrus hops. Taste is same, but with caramel malt flavor. Palate is medium to full. I don't love this style as much as others do, but still decent. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours thick dark black unclear with a creamy beige head. Aroma brings fresh piney hops so nice in the nose. Flavor brings roasted malts and piney hops blended on the palate smoothly and rich. MarkSachon (1037) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2015
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Really warms the bones and has enough exotic stuff in it to keep you guessing for a long time. Explore it if you get a chance. finn1918 (234) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours black with a small, dense head. Pretty typical for a black IPA--lots of citrus hops on the nose and taste with a decent malt backbone. Good dry finish. Not an outstanding black IPA, but one of the better 12 pack beers I’ve had. Aggiebob (1219) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2014
This black IPA has a bitter coffee taste and a long finish as the hops dominate. Overall, it is a good IPA but not one that I will go out of my way to get.