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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1834) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2663) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
Tap. Pours hazy and deep brown with a medium size creamy, lacing and beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, tropical fruit notes and citrus. Sweet flavor that ends up solid bitter. Mediumto full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4494) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Draft - Floral piny, herbal hops. Jet black with a creamy beige head. Perfumy hops, pine and some roast. Aromatic and perfumy with light roast. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7057) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Keg at Mason & Taylor (7% and named Dalston Black IPA). It pours very dark brown, with a ruby tinge and a thick creamy beige head. The nose is charcoal, resin and aniseed. The taste is resin, wood, charcoal, burnt caramel, salted liquorice, well hidden alcohol, roasted malt and a touch of smoke, with a big bitter-dry finish. Full body, fine carbonation and good balance. Really tasty stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
23rd November 2011

Should be aliased to Black IPA IMHO!
Opaque black beer, decent pale tan head. Dry palate, slightly soft. Smooth dark malt, roast and bitterness free! Nice piney hops with a trace of tropical fruits - domintaed by that Galaxy earthy mango. Dry finish with some hop bitterness and a little dark malt bitterness finally emerging with some malt cream keeping it company!. Nice!
Earlier Rating: 9/4/2011 Total Score: 3.8
3rd September 2011
Brodies Birthday Fest at the King William. Think this was labelled ’American Black’? Opaque black beer that shows some red - brown at the edges. Residual tan head. Smooth palate with a tiny bit of carbonation. Smooth dark malt, robust but not bitter or roasty. Piney hops but the Galaxy hops also provide fresh zingy tropical fruits. Semi dry finish. A rich and tasty Black IPA and I thoroughly enjoyed my pint and the sneak preview of this the previous night - Cheers Jonathan!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bontus (634) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2012
From cask @ ACBF 2012. Pours dark, no head, nose is all c hops, grapefruit, lemons, ... Not much in the aroma relating to a dark ale. But it’s all good...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4861) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2012
3/III/2012 on cask @ ACBF (Moen) - BB: n/a (2012-189)

Clear dark brown to black beer, no head, small white rim. Aroma: very fruity, pineapple, passion fruits, mango, strawberries and raspberries, forest fruits, syrupy. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, mango, pineapple, bitterness. Aftertaste: fruity, dry bitter ending. I wouldn’t be able to tell it’s a black IPA though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6516) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle at Papsoe. Pours black with a medium creamy beige head. The aroma is quite fruity and hoppy with notes of peaches and caramel. The flavour is very hoppy and fruity with notes of citrus and some liquorice. Highly hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012
Bottle 500ml.

[ As Brodies Black IPA ].
Clear dark red brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus, hoppy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120320]
7-4-8-3-15

Cask (handpump) @ King William IV, 816 High Road, Leyton, London, England E10 6AE.

[ As Brodies Dalston Black IPA ].
Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, pine - grapefruit, chimney - soot notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111205]
7-3-7-3-15

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5484) - 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.


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