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

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RATINGS: 164   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StuBrew (19) - - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle from sourced market. Superb black IPA, maybe, probably the best I have ever had and I love black ipas. It’s extremely well balanced with a great hoppy citrus to the nose but also a smooth roasted malt aroma too. It is extremely drinkable for the abv. Want to try on draft. This is so good, better than magic 8 ball. Highly recommend!!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Keg tap at Duke’s Brew & Que, London on 1st June 2013. Deep brown - almost black - with pale brown head and lacing. Rich roasty aroma with plenty of spice. Exquisite roast malts in-mouth with coffee, citric notes and herbiness. Rich roasts and zesty citric notes with deep earthiness in finish. Medium body and zingy mouthfeel.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leebotton (146) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Fruity berry like aroma from the hops with a tiny hint of choc.very deep brown with just of white head. Lovely big berry hop flavour and lightly roasted malts. Sweet flavours but beer is not sweet as such. Big bitterness is great but could be toned down a tad.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marom92 (47) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2014
330ml Bottle. Dark brown/black, very thick. Small, lasting light brown head. Roasted malt aromas of dark chocolate and coffee, with a notable floral and orange character. Hints of spice and aniseed. A smooth and creamy mouthfeel, with an oily texture. Initial flavours of espresso and rich caramel, with hints of dried fruits, slightly smokey. Finish is a bitter citrus, combined with a dark chocolate flavour. Slightly spiced, with notes of licorice. Excellent BIPA

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (761) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle at home 27th October 2012. This is lovely, smooth and rich, pours to form a nice fluffy white head, aroma of berry and some cappachino, taste is initially sweet blackberry, quickly followed by a bitter cocoa finish and malt that lingers, great BIPA

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (3629) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Absolutely first class beer - an outstanding Black IPA. Super smooth. Beautifully sweet. Chocolate malt bounds and gambols around the gorgeous fruit. First class.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with a big tan head. Citrus, pine, coffee, dried fruit in the aroma. The contrasting flavours that make this a BIPA are having some sort of lovely orgy. Sweet yet, bitter. Aggressive hops with laidback dark malts. Citrus, pine, chocolate, burnt caramel, dates and some blackberry. Nice medium body, with a resinous texture and soft carbonation. Sex.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stumblor (64) - - JUL 27, 2013
Okay this one is something special. Pours black, slight carbonation, keeps a thin head. Nose is citrus hops, promises to taste like an APA, but with burned malt woodiness. Taste is creamy burnt butter, coffee, treacle and citrusey hops, which shouldn’t work but is so balanaced the bitter vs sour effect is bang on. Wow.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beese (1117) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle from Sourced Market, St Pancras. Poured a thick black with a dense, tan head. Aroma of pine hop resins, roasted malt and liquorice. Big, bitter citrus hop flavour with a good dark chocolate and molasses balance. Coffee, bitter hops and burnt malts leave a wonderful, lingering palate. Pretty darn special.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
Courtesy of KyotoLefty. 33 cl. bottle sampled @ decadent symmetry tasting. Pours blackish dark brown with basically no head. Nose is that of grapefruit, pine, very hoppy with sweeter cocoa, light chocolate. Taste is bitter grapefruit & pine hops in a lovely way, malt base, slight roast, cocoa, coffee & touch dark chocolate. Touch less carb. Very easy to drink, another great beer by these guys.


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