michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of hops, pine, simcoe, and dark malt. Poured very deep amber/brown in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Very good to excellent lacing. Flavor is heavily bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, pine, light dark malt, resin, and light wood. Medium body. Lightly tingly, then dry texture. Average to slightly lively carbonation. Dark malt, pine, hops, and resin finish is lightly dry and heavily bitter. Very bitter Black IPA. Listigovers (1171) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2010
Fresh grassy and pine smell with citrus notes. Very dark brown, almost black. Big lasting head. Sparkling palate with a moderately long aftertaste. Lots of fresh bitter hops, a very nice weyerbacher offering, if you’re in the area you might be able to pick some up very cheaply :) italianjohn (3138) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Black pour tan creamy head ... lots of lacing ... tons of piney hops in the aroma and citrusy hops .... taste of hops hops and more piney and citrusy hops with a tad of roasted malt as well ... bitter sticky resiny hop feel and a dry hop finish ...... a really awesome brew seek this one out strap (915) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2010
on tap at RFD. jet black. nice, hoppy with some nice roasted malts. very smooth and tasty. 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
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Poured up on tap at the Brass Tap pouring up brown with clear garnet hues and tan head. The aroma is pretty rich with grapefruit, sugary tangelo, a touch of roasty malts and wafer thin layers of sweet malts. The taste begins with a hoppy hit of citrus and a sliver of malt roastiness. The citrus hops get infused with sweet malts to midway creating a sweet hoppy sensation. Into the finish the malts fade leaving pleasing citrus hop bitterness and a faint drying sense of dark roasted malts and chocolate malts. r464 (2360) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Roasty malt aroma. Dark in color. An interesting brew, balanced all-in-all. A somewhat IPA like hoppiness is present, but roasted malts, almost porter-like, are there as well. Sweetness and bitterness with floral hops in the mix. Very interesting and worth trying. 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.
egajdzis (6581) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Black brown color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, light cocoa, floral hops, pine, and citrus fruits. Taste of burnt malts, citrus, pine, caramel, and grapefruit in the finish. jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Draft at Brass Tap. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Good lacing. Hefty amount of hops in the aroma but nicely balanced with the malts. Good bitterness in the tail end.