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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 326   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Pours black as sin with a small mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, tropical fruit, citrus, roasted malts. Taste is citrus, peach, apricot, roasted malts, honey, cocoa, slight vanilla. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy. Stellar stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SwiatPiwa (8) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
330 ml bottle from Świat Piwa, Cracow, Poland Black brownish color with small tan head. Grapefruit and pine aroma, some coffee and malty notes. Medium mouthfeel, carbonation is soft. Taste of grapefruit and roasted malt. Great balance between bitterness and malt. Really nice black IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
Pours motor oil black with a foamy beige cap that leaves behind good lacing, sexy. The aroma is pine, peach, grapefruit, the dark malt presence rounds out the edges with an anise like note. The flavour follows suit exactly, finishes on a lingering mix of grapefruit and salted licorice, more grapefruit than licorice. Perhaps some of the juiciest grapefruit and peach notes I’ve ever experience in a beer, and unexpectedly from a black ipa! More IPA than black in my opinion, but super enjoyable either way. Loved it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esox (1098) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Draught. A black beer, tan small head. Grapefruity and piney nose, some peach notes. A hint of bready roastedness. Dry, crisp maltiness, juicy fresh happiness, pine a touch of caramel. Intense, resiny bitter finish with dry, almost ashy roastedness, minor coffer notes. Medium body. Very good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1053) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
500ml bottle
7.5% ABV
King/Spadina LCBO OUtlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
February 10, 2014
The beer pours a solid blackish-brown colour with a thin creamy tan coloured head. Aroma is strong on the citrusy hops, with hints of roast and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is citrus infused roasted malt with an excellent balance between the two. A very good Black IPA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (1941) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
500 mL bottle. For some reason, until I took a whiff of this beer, I assumed it was an IS. Musta been the word "Imperial" in there. Anyhow. It looks like an IS. Is smells and tastes like a lovely black IPA. This is a very well constructed beer. There is excellent balance of malt and hop flavours, and of sweetness and bitterness. Absolutely outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
what a nice juicy grapefruit hop taste and plenty of it, while it doesn’t become a palate destroyer. The dark malt secures the balance nicely in place with some sweet chocolate liqueur in the BG, if the appearance did not stylistically bias you this would occur as just a very good strong IPA with sone unusual & good fruit and malt undertones.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
codfishh (101) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Big piney citrus aroma. Opaque, some light caramel malt, great balance between the malt and the hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (280) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours Jet black, with a small tan head. Aroma: notes of citrus, liquorice, tannins, coffee, and pine. The Palate is full bodied, with a lively carbonation, and slick mouth-feel. Taste: notes of citrus and pine bitterness, with a chocolate, and licorice malt notes. This beer finishes with a resinous bitterness. This is an outstanding Black IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (407) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours deep brown-black with a generous khaki head. Nose is big pine with vanilla and dark fruit notes. Taste is bitter citrus throughout with enough sweet chocolate and toffee to balance things. medium slick body with average carbonation and a nice lingering bitter finish. Excellent.


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