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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Toxic Sludge is our version of the relatively new Black IPA style. Care should be taken to not spill this heavy ale, as the results could be disastrous, so please consume BP Toxic Sludge responsibly. Hopped at four stages of the brewing process, we combined a hoppy India Pale Ale with a richer, darker malt base for a full bodied beer that’s big on flavor. This limited release, specialty brew was crafted to benefit birds affected by BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill. 100% of the proceeds go to Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research for their “Spreading Our Wings” campaign. Available only in draft and 22-ounce bottles – you can do more for the birds than drinking your share of Toxic Sludge, donate or buy a cool, limited edition BP Toxic Sludge “Save the Buffleheads” Tshirt: bptoxicsludge.com


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1684) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2014
16oz can. Pours a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Slight hop aroma. Sweet malt flavors of dark fruits and chocolate. Much sweeter and maltier than the usual IPA but still pretty tasty and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pleasantly grassy and also kind of nutty. Dark, reddish brown as opposed to black. Moderate bitter, finishes with a lasting chocolate-fruit sweetness. Much sweeter than many examples. Also has a smoother feel too it. A most approachable version of a dark IPA. Nice charitable tie in too.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours almost pitch black with a finger of brown foam that coats the sides of the glass. Aroma is nicely hoppy, with grassy and earthy tones. First sip has a rush of plum sweetness quickly followed by a nice earthy hop flavor. Finishes bitter, but not tongue curling. There is substantial body and residual sweetness to this brew, which helps balance the hop flavor and bitterness quite nicely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2372) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2014
16oz can. Nice large off-white head of fine and dense bubbels. Light milk chocoalte, roasted grains, a hint of ginger and some light piney hops. Color is a dark brown with a touch of red. Moderate malty body with some toasted bread, light chocolate malts, licorice and some floral and herbal flavors. Moderate bitterness but melds very well with the malt body and other flavors. Extreamly easy drinking and goes down welcomingly. My only gripe is that I don’t have any more. I could drink this stuff every day. So smooth and delicious. Yummy!!

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Aroma - the aroma isn’t overly present. Sort of disappointing. What I did discern was hops of course, dark malts, and a little roast. Appearance - appearance is jet black, with a thin white head that dissipates and turn into a halo. The beer also has a lacing that follows down the glass. Taste - the taste has rich dark malts, and well balanced hops. Palate - the feel is medium in body, ranging from creamy to slick in feel. The finish is nicely bitter, not over the top.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndrewMichaelZ (60) - - JAN 15, 2014
Pours a deep mahogany with a light creamy head (drank in Dogfish IPA glass). Strong floral notes dominate the initial nose but fade to roasty maltiness. Drinks like a medium-hopped IPA with a hint of sweet caramel. Not bad but it seems a bit out of balance to me. The bitterness lingers on the palate and it finishes with a crisp hit of citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3439) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
(can - 16 oz) Dark brown with a thin off-white head. Mild hop and chocolate aroma. Bitter hop flavor with a lightly roasted followup. Smooth finish with a very lightly bitter aftertaste. A bit of chocolate and roasted malt at the tail end.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
From can. Mild hop aroma, grainy with light herbal notes. Some hop funk, dank nutty undertones. Dark coppery amber clear with off-white foamy lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts moderately sweet with caramel, mild oxidation notes, cherry wood. Tons of hop flavor and bitterness, with light funky-dank hop oils. Finish is nutty with muted bitterness, light carbonic tang. Smooth after.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Can. Pours a murky dark brown that allow a little bit of highlighting an supports a decent tan head. Aromas are weakly grainy with a little bit of darkness and a touch of floral hops. Flavor is fair enough, but the hops presence is mostly just bitterness... not a great direction to blast the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3055) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Disappointing. It’s a pretty beer, a dark ruby that looks black from afar. It’s the fact that there’s more of a corn flavor than hops that makes this disappointing.


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