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RATINGS: 226   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2366) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Draught from waterfront. Poured dark, some chocoalte notes, the hops are minimized. A decent black IPA but not the best.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1087) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
On tap at Cloverleaf. The Black IPA phenomenom continues. Pours a dark amber brown color with an off white foam head. Has an aroma of caramel, roast, and citrus. Has a sweet smoky taste with a decent hop hit. Has a medium mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1246) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Draft at International Beer Garten (Lutz, FL). Pours a dark brown color with a beige head. Good lacing. Fairly hoppy aroma. Flavor is a nice mixture of roasted malt notes and a piney hop finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Not a CDA in my book. Very roasted and coffee porter without the required hit of hop bitterness. Also pours more brown in color. Like the charity angle but SOS is better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Draft. Small tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, grapefruit/catty, some orange, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, grapefruit, light catty. Soft medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2533) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Pours a nice medium sized offwhite head, good retention and lace. Almost black in color, nice ruby edging. Nose is faint roast, pine and light chocolatey notes, hint of smoke. Body is basically medium, lightly oily, tame carbonation. Light chocolate flavors backed with pine and roast, grain, raspy. Dry finish, light roast and hop, mild bitterness. Not nearly toxic, but itll do. Bomber procured from Statelineliquors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1891) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Draught @ Cambridge House: This one poured a fairly opaque black color. The was a small amount of a tan head on it that left a bit of lacing. This has a nice nose to it. Lots of piney hops, with some grassiness, chocolate and roastiness to it also. The taste is also very good. Piney, chocolate, grassiness. Not quite as bitter as I would expect for an IPA, but still a fair amount of bite. Definitely worth checking out!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6927) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle at Joe’s ridiculous going away party tasting. Pours a murky brown with a thin beige head. Big and malty. Sticky hops all over. Murky and malty. Nothing crazy going on, but still decent enough.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2010
22 oz bottle, purchased at 7-11 in Bayport right down the road from the Blue Point Brewery. Jet black appearance with minimal tan head, almost no light passes through. Aroma is tremendous, very nice and hoppy but with a touch of sweetness and maybe a little spicyness. Not like other IPAs that have a bitter, over-the-top hoppy aroma. Taste is bitter but a little sweet malt flavor kicks in especially when enjoyed at room temperature. Palate is good and full, rough as an IPA should be. Good option from Blue Point.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2010
22oz bottle, extra from Speedway, thanks Jim! Beer #2 leading to Darkness. Ripped open with a nice hiss, Black IPA’s have been growing on me since the re-release of SSR from stone. Black as night pour decent off white head. Smoky as all hell, but in control. Not overwhelmingly bittler, but a solid balanced beer from entry to finish. Not my favorite, but could I drink this again, yes. My favorite so far from the brewery.


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