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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (4208) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Bomber from Liquor Loft. Brown pour with a red tint and large fluffy tan head. Aroma is a little sugary, toast and molasses. Taste is sharp bitter and flowers. Slight metallic vibe in finish. Chalky palate with sharp carbonation. Interesting but harsh.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to Mora2000) clear medium brown, ring of creamy tan bubbles. Nose of chocolate malt, brown sugar, bitter citrus. Taste of grapefruit, chocolate malt, more bitter than balanced but a nice creamy body.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (2428) - USA - JAN 23, 2011
10th anniversary for Blue Point, says the bottle cap. It has been a great decade for American beer. I am not a huge Blue Point fan, but I couldn’t resist buying something called Toxic Sludge. I like the concept too - some of the money you spend goes to protect birds. Dark brown pour with a burgeoning, bubbly crown. This is a dry, herby, astringent IPA. Hopefully it is not really toxic. It is not that sludgey either. This made me think of a new term - coffee IPA - not sure that has been used before. The hops reminded me of some German styles. It did grow on me some as I sipped, but it is not really an amazing IPA.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdavenp (18) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2011
bomber from whole foods bowery. dark pour with tan head. strong on the malt flavors for a black IPA. Hops come in after the fact. Not bad.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1524) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Nice cola color and modest head, on tap at Mad Mex, nice but a little thin, and also mostly bitter hops

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hivemind (885) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Tap @ Tap Room 307 with Erica. Black pour with an oatmeal head that has almost no bubbles and very good retention with opaque, windshield-frost lacing. Aroma is light roasted hops. Palate is dark and a tad roasty but not overwhelmingly so. Pretty balanced and not incredibly dry for the style. Erica is a sexy, sexy marshmallow.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23017) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2012
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Black, rocky head. Generous aroma of black currant and grapefruit. Solid bodied with clean mouthfeel. Black currant and coffee. Fairly sweet with perfume and salt. Long resiny bitterness.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slubgob (297) - West Hartford, USA - APR 28, 2012
20 oz on draft into mug.minimal head very dark brown color almost entirely opaque. Some hoops coming off the too in the nose. Robust slightly sweet up front with a bit of biting hops, quick bite of pine in the aftertaste quickly overwhelmed by high-alcohol cloy. Good until the finish, but at least the hoops miner and clean the palette some.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Very deep and dark red hue with thick white lacing. Medium coffee nose that is pretty straight forward. The palate also has a nice creamy coffee aspect to it with a nice cascadian hop finish. Not as full bodied as other black IPAs. Almost a little bit to easy drinking.

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   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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