Pinball (12598) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
dark brown, small light brow head.
roasted malts, dry, nice aroma.
flavor is roasted malts, stoutish, faint flowery balance, low on the hops for a black ipa. agent_511 (159) - - MAR 2, 2013
Fresh grapefruit and citrus hop aroma. Tastes of roast coffee, toffee, citrus hops, and pine hops. Medium light body with a mouth filling carbonation. GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, little spice. Taste is roasted malt, little bitter chocolate, hops are hardly noticeable. Nice dry roasted malt aftertaste. Nice lacing. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Dark black in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Dark malt backing and big hops forward taste. Love the finish and the overall Black IPA concept. ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 2, ’12
A: Heavily roasted presence with citrusy freshness from the leafy hops.
A: Pours a non-transparent black with a solid tan colored head that dissipates slowly, leaving lacing clinging to the glass.
T: Light flavor of roasted malts followed by pine and citrusy hops. There is a mild burnt bitterness with notes of coffee and cocoa.
P: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky
O: GOD DAMN, I love American Black Ale! Delicious, well-balanced, beautiful, and fantastic smelling. Definitely drinkable.
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
on tap-tight retaining brown-black. A-roasty/cocoa-dk malt. T-roasty/cocoa-dk malt/oat, 2nd hop bite-citrus? tmoreau (4739) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2013
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a shaker, showing a deep, black/brown color, with persistent, frothy, brownish tan head foam, and layering, sheet-like, lacing. The aroma was smooth, highly roasted, lightly burnt, with notes of coffee, cocoa & toffee, and a touch of treacle. The taste was dry, a little woody, with earthy & rindy bitterness, and lingering astringency that had some tanniny bite to it. Medium+ bodied, with average to soft carbonation, and a substantial, roasted malt content that was more prevalent than any "IPA" hoppiness, making it more of an aggressively hopped Porter to me. Maybe a bit unbalanced style wise, but still quite flavorful. CpyNPrnT (637) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Lots of malt, chocolate, perhaps coffee. Some hops, citrus, maybe floral. A good beer to try. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Roasty nose with some char and dank. Black pour with a nice brown head. The flavor is big on roast, char, touch of burnt/smoke, and danky bitterness in the finish. Very stout like in flavor, hoppy, but not in ipa category imo, but with a strangely thin body. Lingering charred mouthfeel. Weird, confused beer. satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2010
aroma is good general roast and bakers chocolate. appearance is opaque with filthy head of good size but less retention and some lacing. flavor is excellent balance of roast softness with some java notes and plenty of unsweetened cocoa - up against bracing bitterness with buried citrus and hint of pine. this is not an IPA nor black IPA (nor does that style even exist, arguably), this is simply a well structured and fun porter.