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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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


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4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dirtywhiteboy (1) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Poured into a shaker pint glass from a 16 oz Can. Tight, light amber head. Nice brewer’s lacing. Color is deep mahogany. True to style. Ibu approx. 70. Very drinkable Black IPA. Can graphics reminiscent of an energy beverage. Branding stinks. Deserves a better presentation.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2014
Big fucken can @ home, thanks to BoostIPA. Deep burgundy orange appearance with a foamy brown head. Minty, chocolate, burnt malty nose. A touch of butterscotch. Body is a bit flabby. Lots of toffee and burnt sugar. Pretty bitter flavor. Disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Can-purchased at total wine in Springfield, VA Pours dark brown hue with a small soapy kacki head. nose is woody, almost like tree bark, lite piney hops, but lots of burnt wood notes. flavors are alot like the nose-lots of fresh woody notes-chocolate, hops, firm woody bitterness. not as assertive as i would like my black ipas to be. however, it does not have that copper penny note that alot of beers in this style tend to have. body is very lite, almost watery at times. This is an average take on this style. no off flavors though so i cant complain about that.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (1715) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Can. Pours a brown color with white head. Roasty, minerally, toast aromas. Roasty, earthy, slight metallic, herbal flavors. Meh.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhatB420 (601) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2014
The best black ipa Ive had yet. 16oz can into a large pilsner glass, pours a cola brown, red amber highlights, cherry coke reminiscant, and visable thoughout, a nice new appearance for a black ipa, rather than the midnight black. Aroma is pine, bitter melon, tart candy, and a hop filed. Taste is sweet hops, an enjoyable bitterness that cleans up rather quickly and then ushers in the fresh hops and melon tangents. The drinkability of this one is superb, not as dark and down as most black ipas, this one leaves a lager freshness and smooth finish with the hop malt balance, it is really a very well balanced brew. Finally a black ipa I will want to go after each time I see it. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2014
I usually do not care for IPAs. I decided to order one with a flight at the British Beer Company. I was surprised by how well balanced it was. The hops were floral with notes of pine resin. The malts were very rich and well balanced with the hops. A full flavored beer worked very without being overpowering.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1596) - , 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 (1434) - 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 (2341) - 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 (617) - 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.


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