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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: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
From keg at the Euston Tap on 9 September 2014. Not had this chappie in a while and it was a pleasure to renew acquaintance (note to self: where are my old and more extensive notes?). Really lovely fruity, tropical hop character on the nose. Excellent balance of roast and bitter/grapefruit hop character on the palate. Just as a black IPA should be.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7438) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a citrus and treacle aroma. There is a hearty chocolate malt flavor with dome dark molasses and a hefty dose of hop bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (7436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013
@Voldby. Dark brown coloured. Has an off-white head, lasting. Heavy hoppy aroma, herbs, citrus, fresh water. Sweet flavor, more hops, bitter finish. Dry-dry texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7424) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Praha, Tampere.
Pours deep dark brown color with small head. Aroma of fruits, hops, dark toasted malts and caramel. Flavour of toasted malts, fruits, caramel, hops and sugar. Bitter fruity palate with a dry finish. Very nice.
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Praha, BBE 05/2013
Fruity aroma with resin and gooseberry bush. Also hints of nettles and roastiness. Flavour is rather hoppy with gooseberry bush. some ash, vanilla and nettles. Quite rich, hoppy and balanced BIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6445-20140704] 330mL bottle. Mild toasted figs aroma. Dark brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Roasted grains and malty coffee hints in the flavour. Full body. Good. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7038) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
500 ml bottle @ Gastropub Praha, Tampere.
Pours a black colour with an off-white head. Aroma of lovely floral hops, citrus and some maltiness. Flavour of roasted malts, strong floral hops, citrus, mandarin orange and exotic fruitiness. Medium bodied, silky smooth mouthfeel and a smooth, roasty and nicely bitter finish. Really well balanced. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6913) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle traded with madmitch76. It pours black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is loaded with juicy hops and licorice. Light roast. The flavor is licorice, roasted malts, citric hops, juicy fruit and pine. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6884) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
(Draught at Man in the Moon, Stockholm, 20 Feb 2014) Black colour with frothy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of pine needles, coffee, dark chocolate, black rye bread and hints of mint. Malty, roasted, hoppy taste with coffee, dark chocolate, pine needles, grapefruit, black rye bread and a generous piney, citric bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Very tasty and well made black IPA. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (6880) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
On gravity at the Factoberfest, Tobacco Factory, Bristol September 2012. Near black with a slight, off-white head. Big aroma of citrus fruits, grassy hops, pine and a touch of sweetness. Flavour had plenty of dark fruits and tangerines, a hint of fruit cake and a dry, resinous finish. Excellent.


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