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

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RATINGS: 233   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pikkio (11) - ITALY - JUN 8, 2014
if you ask me which is the best black IPA I’ve ever had, my answer is: Black Betty. very dark colour and thick body with a nice white head. it looks like a russian imperial stout, but when you smell it, the aroma has all the complexity and fruitiness from its heavy hoppiness, added to (and perfectly balancing) the roasted coffe and chocolate tones. The flavours in the mouth are even more interesting and complex, with dark fruits notes, grass and pine, loads of coffe and dark chocolate, nice roasted hints and it also has a subtle and interesting smoky backtone (very subtle though). The alcohol is perfectly hidden and it just gives an impression of barrel aged undertone. The nice carbonation and the hoppy finish, makes this beer very drinkable and refreshing too. what else would you ask from a black IPA?

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!!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (562) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 30, 2014
Aroma: High hops, fruity, guava, passion fruit. Medium malts, caramel, light grassyness, Appearance: Dark amber body. Medium off-white head. Fine bubbles. Flavour: Fruity, medium sweetness, medium-high bitterness. lingering bitterness. Well balanced. toasted. medium-high maltiness. cacao, line pine, Palate: Medium body, creamy carbonation. Light warming. Smooth, Overall: Highly enjoyable. Well balanced. Not a quick drinking beer, but a great beer to enjoy slowly, over or after a great meal. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre 14B. American IPA (Black)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sveinrhansen (2) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
Fantastisk god black ipa, kaffe, mango, appelsin, tropiske frukter. Helt svart og mørkt flott skum. God og bitter avslutning. Smaker gjerne denne igjen :)

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1413) - 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 (190) - 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

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Coolmac (53) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours dark brown with good head retention. Floral nose, fruity hop flavour, with restrained dark malt flavour. Beautiful beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (866) - 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 (3789) - 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.


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