JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Sweet aroma of dark figs, malts and resin. Beer has a bubble-bath-like foam covering a dark beer that could be mistaken as a stout until one tastes the hoppy citrus bite which I really dig. They say traditional IPA with malts added but I detect and smell a citrus kick that West Coasters could appreciate. The malts do overpower a bit and kind of give it an off smokiness which I sense in the finish (almost ashy). Thumbs up from both me and my wife (the female palate always gets consulted when I review brews). PapaSkeetSkeet (1011) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Pours dark brown, black. dusty brown, short-lived head. Aroma and taste dominated by citrusy hops. Slight burnt note at the end of the flavor profile, otherwise the malt is undetectable and the hops left unbalanced. Good structure to the mouthfeel. It’s nice to see a new style brewed by Weyerbacher, but this is nothing unique besides that. Alex B: "it’s like dressing an IPA in a porter’s clothing." dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2010
From a 12oz into a Weyerbacher Pint glass. Pours black. Tons of tiny bubbles coat the pint glass. One inch of thick, creamy head on top w/ plenty of thick lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and lime. Mouthfeel is that of a porter with a bit too much carbonation. Taste is wholly of grapefruit rind. Quite pithy! Bitter is a good word for it but for an IPA drinker, it’s not overpowering. Really a good beer. strap (981) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2010
on tap at RFD. jet black. nice, hoppy with some nice roasted malts. very smooth and tasty. Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle Pours an oily black with a thin lasting tan head. Spotty lacing. A good aroma from the first pour. Spruce, licorice, roasted malts, cocoa, and some floral citrus. Has a good carbonation. the flavor is hoppy bitter. has a good mouthfeel. The texture is oily. A medium body. A very slight burn. Has a strong finish and a great lingering aftertaste. If you like hops this is it. Great bitterness and real smooth.
TonyDiUlio (679) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Had at Capone’s with Justin and Katie. Pour was a dark brown with medium head. Aroma was full of pine hops, citrus, and malts. This combo, although interesting in the aroma was a bit muttled in the flavor. The hops were the leading Flavor but the dark malts seemed to confuse the palate. DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2010
On draft at Capone’s. Pours a translucent black with a slight head. Roasted notes with a powerful hop aroma. Very, very roasted flavor, almost bitter burnt tones. Almost overpowering. The hops balance it out nicely, but this was a lot more black than ipa. Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
It’s interesting that’s for sure. Aroma was all hopped up in your face citrus and pine. Poured a very dark brown with a tan head. Flavor was kinda iffy, the dark malts entwined with all the hoppiness kinda get your palate in a tizzy. The roasted malts kinda start then bam a whack of bitterness from the hops. Palate was right about in the middle had me saying it’s good but maybe a little to lingering. Overall, I’ll try it again and see how it goes. carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2010
on draft at rustico. pours near black with thin head. aroma has a bit of pine, citrus, and a touch of cocoa. mouthful is crisp with hop and a touch of malty backbone with roasted notes that are very complementary. more ipa and less black... very nice msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2011
Pour is nearly pure black with with decent sized tan head. Nose is of citrus, some pine, and hops. Taste is malty up front with a nice hoppy finish which flow very smoothly together.