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


on tap

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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Cask, Keg, Can 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.

   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 Iíve 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?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JuggeL (6) - - MAR 13, 2015 does not count
This is the one i will drink for the rest of my life, if i have to choose one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Krogh (8) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
En perfekt black IPA, med en lett gjenkjennelig tropisk duft. Fin balansert mellom kraftig humlesmak, tropisk frukt, karamellmalt og bitterhet. Leskende og frisk. Kan drikkes mye av. Plusspoeng for intens sort farge og rikt lyst skum.

   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. Itís 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!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (1040) - 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)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pinky77 (140) - - OCT 26, 2015
Bevuta in lattina. colore scuro. Note di lievito. Aroma di agrumi, cioccolato alloro. Bel finale secco e amaro. meravigliosamente buona.

   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 mÝrkt flott skum. God og bitter avslutning. Smaker gjerne denne igjen :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sad24 (209) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
UPDATED: APR 6, 2015 At pivni in York, truly awesome, black but tastes like all really solid American ipa. Fruity, hoppy, awesome

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (15390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2015 Bottle at home in London. Pours rich brown with a huge, lasting beige foam head. Aroma holds a stupid amount of resinous pine, with some background roast. Medium sweet flavor fronted by that piney goodness, backed by rich and chocolatey malts, some dirt, a bit of grapefruit, some dry cocoa. Medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Well and sticky resinous finish, lots of burnt grass and pine, moderate roast, sturdy chocolate malts, some baking cocoa, earth, a bit of dry cocoa. Alright, OK - wow. This is the real thing. I canít stop drinking this beer. I donít know who these Beavertown fellas think they are, but they need to give me a warning before they spring a beer like this on us. Outstanding. (11/9/2012, score: 4.3)

Can at home in London - sourced recently from the brewery. Pours deep black-brown with a dense, creamy beige head. Great aroma. At first it seems like it will be rich with roasted malts, but then a really strong, dynamic hop profile begins to take hold, with lots of pine, ripening citrus, burnt herbs. Medium sweet flavor with smooth, almost creamy dark bread character, cut hard by well roasted malts, and beefed up with an outrageous onslaught of hop characteristics, predominantly oily and sticky pine, orange rind, grapefruit juice, mild bitter grass. Medium to full bodied, oily and lightly chewy, with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with exceptional depth and balance, just oozing with resinous hops, sturdy roast, baking cocoa, rindy citrus, gooey pine. Good lord, this stuff is truly outstanding. Even better than I remember. This is truly one of the best black IPAs in the world. Iím bumping up my score to 4.6. (5 August 2015, score: 4.6)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Keg tap at Dukeís 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.

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