TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012andrewje41 (3755) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Very dark ruby brown with a fine khaki head that recedes quickly. Hops contribute citrus and grapefruit to the aroma while the unique malt bill gives off chocolate, toffee, and breadcrust. The roasted malt flavors blend well with the bitterness from NW hops; chocolate, light roast, burnt bread, piney. The roasty tanins and bitter hop profile lend a very dry, tannic finish.
A well done black IPA. Itís rich and complex, but at 9.2% itís not something to drink more than one of.
12 oz bottle poured. Quite a big beer here. Unexpected, and didnít even realize it when I picked it up. Very dark, muddy brown pour with a ton of foam head and lacing. Toast constant aroma here, with a hop addition that Iíve never seen anywhere else. Extremely thick, creamy body to this. A ton of roasted malt that seems overpowering at first, but it seems just right after this sits for a minute. A toasty front, bitter hops all throughout, and a chocolate heavy linger late. Very interesting beer here. A one of a kind for sure. With the heavy roasted malt and chocolate flavors here, I didnít think Iíd be able to pick out the hops, but they are very much present here. Just your classic Imperial Cascadian India Dark Hemp Pale Ale here. Turns out, I love ICIDHPAs. BREWMUSKCLES (2671) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2017
lots of flavor, body and character. fairly well balanced in its strength. well moderate mouthfeel. caramel, malt pine and citrus and a light waft of nut. weihenweizen (3749) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle best by date August 10, 2017 poured into a snifter. Black with small off-white head. Aroma is pine hops, medium/thick body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is dry dark malt, pine hops, and herbal hops. Lots of flavor, but the his beer is just not for me. erikaraeb (138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Skunky, but dark malted with a mild caramel undertone. Aroma of your typical IPA. Bitter finish and full-bodied. Solid all around. BrewProfessor72 (4) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2017 does not count
Very nice overall , rich caramel with a deep pure cocoa flavor , sweet florals & fresh dough . At a 9.3 abv the alcohol rises up into the aroma of this black, clear, full bodied IPA with tan foam. Perfectly balanced sweetness & medium bitterness, creamy yet nicely carbonated and a long finish. A great sipping beer .
jrodooo5 (1638) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Very bold double ipa that pours pretty & smells great but Iím not getting the black aspect. Dark pour w/ a beige head & plenty of lacing. The aroma contains an abundance of hops w/ some dark malt sprinkled in. The taste is overrun w/ the hop presence as the darker malts are barely present to ever so slightly knock some of the bigterness down. Itís great for the true hopheads out there but just not quite my style! Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Super sweet, nutty, and chocolate forward black ipa. It smells and tastes like a gigantic, delicious imperial stout but has a nice amount of citrus hoppiness that cuts through it. Itís not as in your face as stone enjoy byís black ipa which was pretty much a citrus bomb but itís really delicious and an interesting take. The roastiness and chocolate are much more predominate than the citrus but itís still absolutely delicious. Thereís a nice nuttiness also which is a really pleasant touch. Great beer from a great brewery. Cheers. VastActiv (6942) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Tap at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Colour is clear dark brown with small creamy white head. Aromas and flavors: Some fruits, some pine, some citrus, chocolate, coffee, hops and roasted malts. Nice strong flavors. minihame2 (621) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Black, slightly reddish body, creamy tan head. nose is a heavy mixture of malts and hops, some pine. Taste is malty at first, thena lot of hops. Slight bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, mefium body and carbonation. Alright for a blsck ipa. Steve40 (1) - - OCT 17, 2016 does not count
My personal favorite so far, truly everything you could ask for in a beer. Extreme yet perfectly balanced complexity. Pours deep dark brown, almost but not quite black. Minimal creamy tan head. Aroma is pine and coffee. Starts bitter, piney hops. Finishes dry and malty, a little chocolate but mostly coffee, and just the right alcohol bite. Outstanding combination, outstanding beer!!! Probably the best thing about living in Salt Lake City is I can buy these for $2.15 a bottle at the liquor store any day of the week, except Sunday (after all it is Utah, ya know??). To the rest of the beer drinking world, if you get a chance, try it. You wonít be disappointed.
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