j12601 (13188) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a just clear dark brown to black with a large beige head. Citrus on the nose, floral hints, a touch of roast. Medium bodied, sweet, roast and toast. Soft cocoa and roast before more sweet long candied grapefruit and citrus. Long gently sweet bitterness on the finish. Nice stuff. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
12oz bottle. Brown pour with a large sized off white head. Pine, caramel and roasty aromas. Pine, roast, chocolate, some caramel, and some earth in the tastes. slowrunner77 (12972) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"As well balanced as possible for being much more of a hop monster than I thought. The malts are in the background a little, mainly Light roast, caramel, and molasses. The hops are abundantly grapefruit and pretty bitter on the back end. Nice brew." deyholla (12439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with a reddish hue, cola carbonation and an off white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a real nice pine and fresh cut grass note backed by light roasted malts. Flavor has a lighter pine note with more roasted malts and hints of bread and coffee, daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Dark brown pour, off white head. Very straigh forward aroma of hops and light caramel malt. The flavor is smooth, creamy, hoppy, malty, lightly bitter but not over the top and is a damn good brew!
DocLock (11103) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Bottles from Capone’s and Craft. Pours turbid burnt sienna with 3-finger khaki head. Nose is vienna malt, piney hops, pineapple, mango, mild coffee. Has an initial blast of resiny sticky hops, followed by the malt, some tropical fruit, and some finishing malty bitterness. The malt does a good job of complementing the hops here. alexsdad06 (10938) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown color, medium to large beige head with quite a bit of sediment floating throughout. The aroma has some roasted caramel malt and ample amounts of fresh hops that make me want to take that first drink. The flavor does show a nice balance between the roasted malt and the resiny and light citrus hops. Moderate bitterness to the finish. The roasted notes come out a bit more as it warms. Medium bodied. Another solid black IPA from the producers of another favorite black ipa of mine. marcus (10736) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a huge beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a brown ale flavor with lots of treacle and a citrus finish. Complex and tasty. phaleslu (10731) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2012
12 oz. bottle shared by Aubrey Joe. Thanks again, Joe! Pours a brown-hued copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of leafy hops, caramel malts, mint, tobacco, grapefruit, and brown sugar. Flavor of mint, grapefruit, tobacco, wood, caramel malts, and tea leaves. Medium-bodied, with a cool, leafy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Pretty good black IPA but didn’t blow me away. DuffMan (10723) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown, with a surprising amount of sediment at the end of the pour. Enormously hoppy aroma, green and leafy, resinous. Full hop assault on the palate, fresh and aggressive, conifer, gooseberry, lemon rind. There is roast here too, I just need to let my palate re-equilibrate to find it. So good.