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RATINGS: 229   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3252) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
16 oz can. Pours dark brown color with tan head. Citrus and roasted malt aroma. Similar flavors. Medium body with average carbonation. The best beer I’ve had from this brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Can. Pours a dark brown color with a big frothy beige head. Nose is light resiny hops, dark roasty malts, some grassy notes and a light dryness. Palate is big and chewy with a light crispness. Flavors of grassy and resiny hops, some dark fruits, roast malts and some chalkiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Can. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate off-white head. Nose has a decent amount of hops to it. Taste is well-balanced, with both the hops and the malts coming through. Fairly smooth, too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Fresh can. Pours a deep, dark brown with a surprisingly thick pillow of cream head. Leaves nice lacing. Excellent balanced aroma of roastiness and citrus. Taste is very much the same. Creamy yet resiny mouthfeel with big roasted notes, but very fresh, grassy hops characters. Exactly what a black IPA should be.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Tall boy can poured into glass. Very cool artwork and how can you not like a good black ipa out of a can? Dark pour, big hints of hops and slight malty-ness as well. Very cool and interesting.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4589) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Can: Metallic, weak pine neeedle aroma. Clear brown, thick light tan head, abundant lacing. Pine needle, thyme, and anise seed flavo, all very complimentary. Medium body, easy carbonation. Balanced with a pleasant level of intensity. Not spectacular, but distinctive and unique. A very nice spicy IDA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
From a can poured a dark brown color with a good amount of head. Hoppy malty flavor with a lingering finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
16oz canned November 15, 2012. Served at around 45F.

Pours dark brown to black in the glass with red highlights, surprisingly light-colored head for a dark brew, off-white to a very light beige, 3 fingers, very rocky/foamy, lasts forever.

Aroma is kind of mild, lemony citrus, pine, caramel, bread, light roasted malt. As it warms up, it gets better, better strength, more roasted malt notes.

Flavor is pine and citrus hops, lemony, mild roasted malts, mild chocolate & coffee, mild sweetness, good bitterness, mild alcohol. THEN it warms up and gets a lot better. Citrus, pine, dark, rich roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, good to sharp carbonation.

A hoppy Guinness? Light in body and light in the roasted malt flavor. Gets a LOT better as it warms up, Good to Very Good Black IPA. Not the greatest out there (Sublimely, Dubhe, etc), but in the ballpark of something like 21st Amendment’s Back in Black.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2546) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2013
head. Aroma is roasted malt, light caramel, citrus, grapefruit and flowery hop. Flavour is light roasted malt, heavy citrus, grapefruit and flowery hop, light fruity notes. Nice bitterness

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2013
16oz can----> tulip. Pours a cola brown with a thick tan head and pretty strong lace. Great roasty, citrusy aroma. Taste is pretty much just roasted bitter. Decent enough creamy palate with pretty good carbonation. Just not a lot going on with this beer.


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