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Brewed by Brodies
Style: Black IPA
London, England
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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Cask and bottle: Occasional.
The New World Galaxy hop flowers bring powerful Citrus and Passion fruit to this uniquely refreshing black beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1188) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
Keg in King William IV. Hmm in two minds about the keg, definitely served a good few degrees too cold. Dark brown appearance, hint of cola at the bottom. Huge upfront liquorice hit. Actually thought this was one of the more successful Black IPAs I’ve had in terms of blending the dark roast and the citric bitter hops. Improved immensely as it warmed up, will try to seek on cask as I’m sure it would get a higher score.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Tons of citrus on the nose with peach, lemon zest, fairy liquid and papaya. Pours a deep ruby with a firm, fluffy head. Flavour is true to what is fast becoming my new favourite style - an excellent balance of deep, roasted malts and zesty, spicy hops. Pasionfruit, charcoal and burnt orange peel. Finish is very dry and very bitter and very pleasant. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Err, well, guess what, yep, this is good. Black IPA exactly as it should be. Maybe a tuppence, ut it’s a rich tuppence. total nonsense that you could understand completely. Perhaps even a pfennig if that’s how your bread is buttered.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2011
Status uncertain? Make it certain. This was an extremely drinkable yet complex hoppy brew. Served on cask in at some place near Shoreditch, this beer surprised. Aroma was roasted yet hoppy; mouthfeel was correct; the appearance was quite black and somewhat cloudy. Overall, this is a beer that marries quite well British sensibility with American rudeness. NOTE: just put this same rating under the normal Black IPA before realizing this was listed, please ignore other rating, as I certainly tasted the Dalston.
Earlier Rating: 11/14/2011 Total Score: 4
Status uncertain? Make it certain. This was an extremely drinkable yet complex hoppy brew. Served on cask in at some place near Shoreditch, this beer surprised. Aroma was roasted yet hoppy; mouthfeel was correct; the appearance was quite black and somewhat cloudy. Overall, this is a beer that marries quite well British sensibility with American rudeness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (889) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle at home on a miserable Sunday, 23rd September 2012, pours a huge soft head that keeps on growing, nice hoppy aroma, taste is delicious and rich, like a kernel black ipa, but richer and softer in mouth, nice stuff

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (835) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
On Keg, black pour with small head, dark malts in the aroma with a floral, citrussy hop profile, palate thin, good carbonation, good beer but not outstanding

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (740) - SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Key at HB. Dark brown with a generous head. Tropical fruit araoma with nothing apparaent from the dark malt. Flavour is tropical friot with a lingering dry grapefruit finish. Some chocolate and coffee appears once it warms.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Beepers, deepers, eyepeeaas, sayzons, goooozes, impeys, frooots, all very confuzing four a pour boyee lick moi.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barrelbelly (638) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2012
Dark brown. Flower hop aroma. Taste of flower hops, watery however. A bit flat also.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACD (634) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 24, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours black with thick and lasting tan/off-white head ’- light lacing. Aroma is wonderful - loads of tropical fruit character: passionfruit, mango, citrus, grape all there in abundance. Hardly any indication of roasted malt or any aromas you’d associate with dark beers. Taste also showcases juicy tropical fruits with a tasty zing of citric bitterness. Roasted malt comes through after the initial tropical buzz, with some notes of coffee and liquorice. Medium mouthfeel, perfect level of carbonation. Aftertaste is an interesting mix of roasted flavour and grapefruit bitterness. A top-notch, seriously drinkable BIPA.


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