A – Poured out a dark brown color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left minimal lacing.
S – It smelled of roasted malt, grasses and pine.
T – It had a nice bitter hop bite with a piney/resiney flavor. Good roasted malt backbone provides needed balance.
M – It had a nice pop and bite on the tongue with a dry finish. Medium bodied and relatively sessionable.
D – This is a good black IPA. Liking the west coast pine aromas and flavor.
Appearance: Dark orange / copper color with a short 1/4″ head that dissipates quickly.
Smell: Fruity and some alcohol create a great nose.
Taste: caramel, some light oak tones, very mild bitterness, and a slight alcohol burn
Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. smooth and a bit dry at the finish. Medium to light carb, appropriate to the style
Overall: a very slow sipping but big flavored beer. Not my favorite but good none the less. I would drink it if it were offered but probably buy something else.
Serving type: Bomber at the house. Served at 49 degrees into a Brooklyn tulip. Split with Ashley