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

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2012
50cl bottle sampled with friends at beer temple. Thin off white head. Hazy dark amber pour. Great bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4597) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
From a 0.5 L bottle shared @Papsoe’s. Pours dark brown to black. Blond lacing head. Tropical fruity and mild resiny hops to the nose. Restrained "black" aromas, some gently rounded roastiness only. Taste is hop forward. Fruity hop flavor featuring grapefruit, apricot, peaches and pinapple. Distinct bitterness. Dry cocoa tones from the malt. Quite light in the mouth. Lasting fruity-bitter ending.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2012
50cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, creamy light beige head. Aroma of citrus hops, light pine, roasted malts, light smoke, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, light chocolate, coffee, all very smooth, nice citrus flavours, grapefruit, smooth bitter finish. Reminded me a lot of De Molen Stout & Hop. Medium to fullbodied, soft carbonation. One of the first BIPA’s I thoroughly enjoyed. And another Buxton winner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (4280) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
nice hoppy aroma,brown, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice soft harmonic light fruit hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Black Door, 20120817) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had pine, grass and hint of roasted malts in the background. Palate was medium bodied and a bit oily with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, roasted malts, ash, pine, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty, hoppy and bitter. Aroma promised less roastedness than the taste delivered. A great beer nevertheless.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2012
Bottle shared at Beer Temple. Dark brown unclear pour with a tiny tan head. Aroma dominate by grassy hops and nettles. Flavour as a foreground caramel sweetness and light malt, with massive grass coming through in the background bitterness. Medium bodies and low carbonation. Intense beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4198) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a translucent, mahogany with some light lacing head. Nose is nice, piney, floral, cracker, bread crust. Flavor is malty, brown sugar, cracker, pine, lemon, soap. Astringent finish. Good example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Bottle at Babajan, April 2013. Black with a creamy slightly tan head. Soft and nicely drinkable with light roasted malt, licorice, hops, grape. The finish was bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4009) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013

Appearance: Black color with a small tan head that leaves a some lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, chocolate, grape hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium plus body. Moderate sweet and a rich bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Grape hoppy, mild fruity, coffee and some chocolate.
Overall impression: Lovely stuff! Had anyway a little bit higher hope at 7.5% abv.
Personal stats: Bottle from Nina’s Mini Market in Edinburgh, Scotland.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle. Jet black with a medium off-white head. The nose is roasted malts, plenty of pine and floral hops, some bitter chocolate. The taste is light acidic coffee, more floral, spruce hops, some wood. Bitter chocolate finish. Medium/full body. Well-hidden alcohol. Overall, I don’t particularly like black IPAs, but this is very nice, well balanced.


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