craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2011
4 oz. sampler at Rattle ’N Hum on 4/22/11. dark brown / light black pour with a 1/4" tan head. big dank pot / citrus hoppy nose - this one feels and smells like they dry hopped the hell out of it. the hops really stick to you. the roasted malts peek through the load of hops. bitter dank earthy finish with chocolate and coffee undertones... this one is for the hop heads! adrian910ss (2575) - Doylestown, PA, USA - AUG 31, 2010
On draft at Capones. Pours a dark malty brown with a medium sized frosty cream colored head. Aroma of pine, citrus and various hops. Taste of pine, citrus and hops. Nice. blipp (9306) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 28, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Awesome resinous piney hoppy aroma with light roasted malts. The flavor is resinous hoppy and good and bitter with light roasted malts. Really good stuff. Travlr (24913) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Tap at Churchkey, courtesy of Nahem and Paul, thank you sirs! I have to say, I am really liking this black IPA style. This one has an aroma of pine forests and lemon trees, with a taste of gritty blackness and a bitter finish. Very nice stuff. 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.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a medium creamy/bubbly lighter tan head. Aroma of fresh American hops. Mixed citrus, floral notes and lightly grassy. Light touch of roasted malt, nuts and caramel poking through. Flavor of a nice touch of roasted malt, hop bitterness, grapefruit, lemon and pine. Really fresh and crisp black IPA. Find it now and drink it fresh! hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark black color with a smaller sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of floral hops, some citrus and roasty. Tastes of roastiness, floral, pine, and citrus. DocLock (10706) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Draft at Capone’s. Pours dark blackish brown with minimal off-white head. Nose is dark malt, hops, cacao. Tastes of roasted dark malt, a lot of hops in the flavor, notes of cacao, pretty dense on the palate. I still have a hard time getting my grips on the black IPA style, but this one is well made and a solid example of this relatively new style, reminding me somewhat of the Stone black IPA offerings. 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). Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a deep coffee brown with a creamy beige head. Great nose of piny hops and roasted malts. Roasty palate with light - medium hop bitterness in the finish, damn tasty!