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

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RATINGS: 124   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2418) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2012
Cask at the William IV. Very dark brown colour, almost black, with small frothy gold head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, sweetness, some fruity hops, bit of cat pee hops. Taste is sweet, roasty maltiness, fruity hoppiness. Orange and mango finish. Smooth and medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2370) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 20, 2013
Keg @ Hanging Bat [150713]
Dark brown, hazy, bubbly white head that dissipates
Nose of gtapefruit, soft floral undertones, some pine, mellow dark caramel malts underneath, soft dark malts, good citrus fruity hops
Taste of bitter citrus hops, grapefruit pith, sharp citrus, dark caramel malts background, plenty of hops in this
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, bitter fruity tangy zesty grapefruit finish with soft dark roast malt finish, bitter bit dry slightly salty linger. Palate is a little rough
Overall - Decent BIPA, perhaps the palate just needs to be smoother

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2300) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Cask at GBBF, 2012. Reddish brown pour with a beige head. Aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants. Very nice nose. Flavours of blueberries, blackberries with some coffee notes. Fruity bitter finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2222) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
Cask at London Drinker fest 2012. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Hoppy, roasty aroma. Tastes roasty, hoppy, fruity. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2152) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Tap at The Grove, Huddersfield. 20.01.13. Hazy, very dark red. Tight, lasting, off white head. Roast malt, black cherry, light coffee. Taste is initial sweetness, then espresso dry and light bitter. Dry, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2111) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Tap at William IV. Pours a dark coca cola colour with a pale tan head. Aroma is pine, cannabis with an earthy funkiness. Medium body, medium carbonation. There's pine, toffee, grapefruit, coffee, pineapple, funky fusty stuff. Yep, nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to sarky northner /secret Santa. Black thin head. Aroma is roasted dark malts pine resin citrus good grapefruit taste same good long bitters. Decent oily body. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (2005) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012. Pours a very dark brown colour, plenty of hops and fruit in the aroma, also a hint of some coffee, taste has some roasted malt with a dry bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1997) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2013
190513. Bottle at home. Pours black with a high head. Aroma dry hops, licorice. Slightly sweet taste. Fits the style rather well. Not Bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1932) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2013
Keg at Hanging Bat. Pours dark Brown with a thick White head. Very hoppy aroma. Tropical and pine. The flavour has Grapefruit and pine. The lingering grapefruit bitterness is formidable.


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