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

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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4802) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
@BBF12. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, flower, pine and grass. Flavour is roasted malt, pine grass and light flower.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (4784) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle: Poured a dark black color ale with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of roasted malt with super nice notes of green hops with light piney notes. Taste is also dominated by deep roasted malt notes with some fresh green hops notes is really enjoyable. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Superb balance between green hoppy notes with some lightly roasted malt notes. I wish this beer was available locally on a regular basis.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (4740) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4704) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown color with medium beige heads. Roasted malt, citrus hops in aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, citrus hops in taste. Medium long hoppy bitter finish. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4671) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4640) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4638) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4612) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle from Hell Hunt, Tallinn. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head and a little lace. The aroma is big grassy hop. The flavour is strong bitter with a huge grass nettle light spice pepper hop citrus palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. They teally threw the hops at this one and sometimes it works and other times it doesn’t. This does however work for me. I’d normally mark a beer down for being a little one dimesional, but this time I will make an exception.


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