beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2009
12 oz bottle-Amber pour w/a huge foamy tan head. Floral hop aroma. Strong hop bite on the front end. Kind of a short bitter malt finish. Very strong, kind of kicks you in the teeth, first drink actually took my breath away. Kind of one dimensional, could use a little more malt on the finish to balance it out. Nuffield (4199) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Big hoppy nose--always the strong suit for me with a high-hopped beer--but typically disappointing in the flavor and finish. Here’s another beer from which I just pushed on.... On tap at The Happy Gnome, St. Paul nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2010
The aroma is very hoppy with pine and grass as well as roasted caramel malt. The appearance is deep amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a well crafted beer but not a black IPA. brianprentiss (703) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2011 bottle or draught? d
where? brick store, decatur
with who / event? kt’s college friends
would you buy again? yes, but barely jonno (2917) - JAPAN - DEC 29, 2010
On tap at Stout in Hollywood. Poured a muddy brown. Quite boozy. Decent mouthfeel with a dcent bitter finish. A bit non descript.
Chronoflash (76) - New York, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Slightly clear burnt brick below a sticky cream head. Forward hop aroma of cut lawn and oak over toasty sugariness. A medium weight feel, but big bodied booziness characterize the mouth. Bitterness takes a backseat to hoppy taste (grassy). Nice take on the IPA, more aroma and taste than bite. Beerdedone (3457) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with a small beigh head. Aroma was piney hops, roasted malts, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Hoppy and malty flavor with pine, roasted malts, caramel and faint chocolate with a dry and bitter finish. rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2012
mahogany with one finger head. lots of rich roasted malts. it’s hoppy but less so than i expected for the style. very dry finish. alcohol well masked. definitely unique among black ipas. jhgrantjr (478) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Poured from a bottle, dark brown with a reddish, copper tint. Off-white head that does not last long. Aroma of hops, some citrus, grapefruit, and pine, roasted malts. Taste is bitter hoppy up front with a bitter aftertaste. The malts are not showing up for me. Tastes like some IPAs that have too much pine.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone drewish9882 (25) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
An above average ipa with a good aftertaste. This is a beer that grows on you. This is not one of my favs, but it’s in my mid range brews. Thx Victory!