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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patjeadam (64) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
Very good imperial black ipa. First smell is balanced roasted malts and flowery goodness. The taste is very good in balance with the sweetness and the bitterness. Very well black ipa! Drink it :) ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Majek (379) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Black colour, big, but not stable beige head. Strong aroma of grapefruit and mango, typical for IPA. Some roasted malts appears only in taste. Nice balance of maltiness (dark chocolate) and bitterness (grapefruit and lemon zest). Soft carbonation. Over medium body. Very good black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1090) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en Cimmeria. Mayo de 2013. Black ipa contundente y con sabores y aromas destacados. Amargo seco y bastante notable al final combinado con maltas tostadas bastante bien. Bastante seca en general. Cuerpo intenso con 7.5 vol. bastante buenos y notables. Para repetir. Bastante buena.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1431) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
This is a fantastic beer! Pours black with an initial big pillowy head and tons of lacing. Nose is fruity and nutty. Notes of fruit (pineapple, maybe some apricot, plum), coffee, roasted grain, maybe a hint of marshmallow. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Quite creamy mouth with medium carbonation. A really beauty!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bunget (572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
500ml bottle. Dark brown-ruby body, big mocha head with decent retention and good amount of lacing. Fresh aroma with a touch of sweetness: herbs, dust, wormwood, blackberry jam. Taste: bitter herbal hops upfront, followed by some burned toast, caramel, blackberry jam. A very nice surprise.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhammaren (1163) - FINLAND - MAR 13, 2014
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours black with low tan head. Aroma is hops, dark even roasted malts, citrus fruits, salt liquorice. Flavor is burned malts, hops, coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate. Dry burned palate. Swell beer! Louis Balfour would say: Great...

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beholder (58) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Appearance: pitch black with a huge tan head that just won’t drop. Great lacing. Aroma: fresh, citrusy and hoppy. Exactly how a Black IPA should smell. Even though it’s black, there’s no roastiness, no coffee, no chocolate in the aroma. Only fresh hops. Taste: pretty much the same as the aroma: hoppy, citrusy, however there are some roasty notes in the background, very subtle though. Medium bitterness, perfect for this beer. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation. Overall: a perfect example of how a black IPA should look, smell and taste like. This one is one of my all time favourite beers and I enjoy drinking it every once in a while. Highly recommended. Enjoyed from a teku glass.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MiSiU (22) - Bosutow, POLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Fruity, spicy aroma. It smells green, and tastes the same. Small but stable head, lot of tropical fruit and hops. Long aftertaste with toned and balanced bitterness. My no.1 beer for half a year now. Still need to find something better :D

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (513) - ROMANIA - MAR 1, 2014
Draught @ Animal Bar. Pours dark brown with a moderate beige head. Aroma is hoppy, sweet, tropical fruity, light roasted malt. Flavor is quite the same, light sweet in the start fallowed by a moderate bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebizbizon (21) - POLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Very nice black IPA, I like it particularly because the roastiness is only in the background.


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