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

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RATINGS: 106   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 (1849) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2012
Very robust head, body black. It smells hoppy, a bit malty. The taste is intensive bitter, roasty and very hoppy, A good black IPA. 14/12/11/12/-/11

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (1907) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1448) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle, beermerchants.com. Strong fruity aroma which transfers well into the taste. Dry and bitter,faint traces of smoke. Finishes long lingering and fruity. Excellent stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinhfp (61) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Served Mikkeller Bar Copenhagen, draft. Apperance dark brown and unclear with no head. Served very cold but after warmup aroma of characteristic american hops, floral and peachy. Taste with notes of roasted malts, coffee and liquorice, nice strong bitter aftertaste, high ibu, ballanced sweetness, I recommend this beer served 8-12 degreesC. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Pours murky brown color with a large, thick off-white head. Aroma has the intense hops and roast malts familiar to most black ipas, pine needles, nice floral notes, some resin and caramel are there too. Lots of citrus fruits, mostly mandarin, on the flavor, roasted dry malts and resiny hops follow. Quite bitter but still somewhat dry palate with a nice refreshing effect. Very nice brew altogether.
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
(Cask at Old Fountain, Old Street, London, 27 Apr 2013) Black colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, fruity, hoppy nose with coffee, chocolate, caramel, pine needles and hints of tropical fruit. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, coffee, chocolate, pine needles, grapefruit, resin, raisins and a generous resinous/piney bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Surprisingly well balanced and drinkable. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Bish (1124) - 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.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (713) - 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.


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