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


on tap

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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Keg & Bottle conditioned; Regular. Has been seen on Cask.

Full bodied jet-black ale with a pale-tan head. Abundant fresh hop aromas suggesting zesty citrus pulp and forest fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hideipa (24) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
D’un brun très foncé, cette bière laisse un mince collet beige. Des arômes de torréfaction s’entremêlent aux effluves d’houblons plutôt agrumes. En bouche, c’est d’abord l’amertume et le malt torréfié qui sont perçus, mais s’en suit rapidement les agrumes et la mangue. En finale, c’est une combinaison de café, d’amertume et de résine. Une texture légèrement crémeuse et agréable en bouche, on a là une black IPA bien balancée!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1464) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2015
Remember when IPAs were bronze or orange? Me neither. The pendulum has swung so far that the black tide has temporarily swept good Australian bottle shop shelves clear of traditional IPAs. This is a good bottle-conditioned English example of the style. Prodigious lacing head. Aroma of mango, passionfruit and milky coffee. Bright citrus flavours with a resinous, piney finish. Espresso notes and some alcohol burn. Phlegmy. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 11/6/15)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (2118) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 9, 2015
Cask. Black color with beige foam. Grassy aroma of hops, even wormwood, very hoppy flavor, soft carbonation, creamy taste with powerfull bitterness. Good Black IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
9/I/15 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: 11/VI/15, bottled: 11/IX/14 (2015-25) Thanks to The_Osprey for the trade!

Little hazy deep brown beer, huge creamy beige head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: bit piny, citrus, caramel, some mocha, sweet malts, cheesy touch, fruity, some strawberry jam. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of citrus, little sour, bitter hops, bit resinous. Aftertaste: soft roast, very bitter hops, resinous, citrus, bit piny, oily hops, long lasting bitterness. Very nice stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2532) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle conditioned. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, the aroma is fruity, taste is light bitterness with the malt , with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lillmuffin (120) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
330ml bottle bougth at Apollon platebar. Black with thick beige head. Smell of hops, grass and leather. Taste really bitter. A little bit too bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RudolphSayven (17) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle from saveur-bière.com & Six Roses Bar. L’imperial black est très sombre, avec un nez d’agrumes et de fruits exotiques. En bouche, c’est costaud, avec des notes d’agrumes, de frutis exotiques et un côté résineux. Cela se boit facilement, c’est une belle réussite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10293) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is toffee, pine, roasted, taste is sweet, velvety chocolate, hoppy flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle from the Grumpy Goat in Reading. Fine zesty and fruity aroma. Nicely balanced hop bit with light bitterness and good body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
330ml bottle. pours jet black with thin beige head. aroma is citrussy and hoppy with some citrus fruit rind and biscuit malts. smooth mouth feel. really sharp citrus hops, dry finish. very much an ipa unlike the beavertown holy cowbell which i had just before. very good for its style.

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