Brewed by Brodies
Style: Black IPA
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Cask, keg and bottle: Regular.

The New World Galaxy hop flowers bring powerful Citrus and Passion fruit to this uniquely refreshing black beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2012
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark. Dark reddish brown with beige head. Piney, citric hop aroma with tangerine and sweaty cheese. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Dry with firm bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (6129) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2012
Cask @ ACBF 2012: slightly murky brown with a close to mocha head, smell is slightly bitter with plenty of grapefruit hops, tropical fruits (sweet) & hint of white berries, taste is lightly bitter & touch watery, blackberries & malts, plenty of berries, melon, pineapple, bready malts, medium bitter finish, not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6101) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Cask @ The Old Coffee Shop. The pour’s a deep brownish black color with a bubbly tan head. The aroma is charred wood, mild biscuit. Bitter chocolate and ash. The taste is woody hops, spruce. Unwashed bitter roots. Earthy hop flavors. Hints of melon rind. Supporting roasted malt body. Aggressive bitter profile. Still, this is quite drinkable and pleasant. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, a pretty good effort!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (6051) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013

Appearance: Pitch black color with a thick tan head. One big curtain.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted malt and rich hoppy.
Palate: Full to medium body. Moderate sweet and a rich bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Roasted malt and rich hoppy on a fine dark malty background. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Powerful, lovely and tasty bipa.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with tommann

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
William IV: Brodies Birthday Bash Sept 2011. Hop aroma. Zinging hop taste. Not much room for the malt. Nettle sting on the tongue. Some sweet malt does come through. Not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5393) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Pours dark brown, almost black with a large foamy head. Aroma of roasty malts, exotic fruits and hints of citrus. Taste is smooth, and quite a nice mix of roastiness and exotic fruitness with a touch of salty licorice and grassy hops. Finish is dry and fruity with lots of roastiness and salty licorice. Quite nice, although a tad too salty and roasty black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5317) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 26, 2013
330ml bottle. Cloudy dark brown colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Fruity and bitter hop aroma has notes of grapefruit, passion fruit, citrus, cautious hints of dark chocolate. Taste is bitter hoppy, citrusy, slightly fruity; cautious dry, roasty dark malty undertones; in the disappointing finish unpleasantly flat bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (5302) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 9, 2012
500 ml bottle. Dark brown body with a big beige head. Strong citric aroma with grapefruit, pineapple, peaches and pine. Flavor has malt, caramel, citric fruit, grapefruit, pine and a nice balanced bitterness. Fin body and good aftertaste. A really nice black IPA.
Earlier Rating: 11/29/2011 Total Score: 3.8
Cask @ William IV. Black body with a thin tan head. Lovely aroma of grapefruit, pine, malt and hint of liquorices. Flavor has smooth dark malt, fruit and balanced bitterness. Relatively light flavor, still really tasty, decent bitter and extremely quaffable. Very pleasant, smooth and one of the best from Brodies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (5192) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Keg/Cask at William IV Bunny Basher; tried both versions side by side both quality BIPA’s, piney resinous hop balanced with a slight roast malt, the keg held on to head longer, the Keg version was marginally better for me the colder dispense made the hop taste crisper.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle from King William IV. Pours murky brown, almost no head. Smells sweet glue- is this bottle off? Do I even dare to taste it?Sour fruit taste, hints of glue, yoghurt, cherries, definitely gone sour. Is it fair to rate a beer based on a bottle gone off? Undrinkable.

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