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Brewed by Beavertown
Style: Black IPA
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Keg and Bottle Conditioned; Regular. Originally an Alpha Series special, released in October 2012.

Malt: Pale, Caragold, Caramalt, Wheat, Carafa II, Carafa III
Hops: Magnum, Columbus, Chinook, Citra
Bam-a-lam! Say no more! This was our first brew of Betty, we all loved her so much she made it into the Core Beaver Beers. Amen.


Hanoi's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (475) - Greater Manchester, - OCT 4, 2013
Nose is is toast, butter, biscuits, lemon, slight cream. Taste leads with pine, and grapefruit from the citra, leading through to licorice herbs smoke, ash, coco, pepper and roasted malt. Finish is long bitter and very dry, balancing the pine with ash. Mouthfeel is rich. Very nice beer. Still a stupid concept though.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11736) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Draft. Dark brown body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast, light chococoffee. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast, caramel, light tangerine. Medium body, light resin, stickiness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beleggor (101) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 28, 2015
From tap @ Zakład Usług Piwnych Deep brown colour with medium beige head, nice lacing. In aroma there are lot of piney, herbal alnd citrusy notes, and very light chocolate. There is also a sunflower note, that is common in a black IPA. In taste it’s rather sweet with hoppy and earthy refreshing bitterness and what is good, if you close your eyes it tastes almost like an IPA. Good job, one of the best Black IPA i’ve tried.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3178) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2015
330ml bottle at home, from AleselA, Glasgow - opaque dark brown near black, good tan head, pine, earthy, citrus aroma, good film of fine lacing, viscous, earthy, alcohol, hoppy, good carbonation

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1017) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
Pours extremely dark red brown with a roaring foamy tan off white head. Clear and becoming cloudy at the bottom of the bottle. Fantastic lacing. Nose of roasted grains with a whiff of smoke. Pine tar, modest alcohol, molasses, wood and fruit cake. Very solid balance between the roasted malts and the fresh juicy hops. Lemony cola flavours, sitting alongside British porter notes. Lightly salty sponge toffee. Carbonation is ample and very appropriate, lifting what could be a very heavy brew. Warming alcohol. Bitter Chocolate. Palate is clean and relatively simply done. Crusty brown bread. Dry finish. Very approachable and confident brewing. Label looks and feels great. Definite American influence.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (3685) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2015
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: aroma is pine, herbs, dark chocolate, and earthiness. Taste is moderately bitter. Pine and herbs at the front, but then the aftertaste is much more dark chocolate. Some pungent fruitiness in there as well. Quite complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1099) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours opaque black with hug cream coloured head which leaves a lot of lacing. Textbook black IPA. Big IPA aroma. Packed full of zingy citrussy hops. At first the taste is citrussy hops and gives way to malts. Lingering bitter finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2283) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2015
From a cask at the 2015 Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting. This is basically an American Black IPA made in the U.K. It has a robust contribution from a mix of Western (USA) hops. Better balanced than most ales of this style, the hops and dark malts blend more than clash.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
atrox (242) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Dark brown colour, good beige head with lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and tropical fruits from hops. Sweet taste with sour, roasted and ash note. Tropical fruits also, too low bitterness (herbal).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2213) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Draft at Clinton hall NYC. Pours a deep black color with a healthy thick head that lasts. Full bodies and very flavorful. Very nice balance of hops and malt

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2389) - GERMANY - JAN 24, 2015
roasty, spruce, citrus, toast, coffee, black, hazy, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,


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