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. 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. strap (915) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2010
on tap at RFD. jet black. nice, hoppy with some nice roasted malts. very smooth and tasty. TonyDiUlio (664) - 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. drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
This style is one I have not quite got around to really exploring yet. Ive had several Black IPAs and have never really cared for any of them. This one , so far, is my favorite. The main reason I enjoy this one is because it taste like an IPA and has a assertive hop profile. The maltyness is barely there and plays backseat to the hops. Lima succeeds in being both black and hoppy where other Black IPAs are neither good at being black or hoppy.
Gfei (17) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Aroma is predominantly American hopswith maybe a slight hint of malt.
Nice strong bitterness, not as much roast as I expect from a black IPA. Medium to medium heavy body, mouth feel nice and smooth with a bit bite from the coronation. Overall a decent IPA.