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

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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.


Osprey87's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Osprey87 (1393) - - MAR 24, 2013
March 2013 - coldish bottle. Big thick foamy head lasts a few minutes. Smells piney, fair bit of cat urine. Taste is really interesting. Initially like a floral IPA, then comes in the barley and coffee, finish is more barley and bitterness, aftertaste is dark chocolate. Flavours are strong but balanced. This is a very nice beer.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (233) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2014
Pitch black colour, slim beige head. Coffee dominates the nose, a nuanced hoppy undertone too. Taste is quite hoppy and roasted: coffee, chocolate, citrus and red fruits and caramel. Nicely bitter. Body’s a bit watery, creamy and soft mouthfeel and low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1168) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle at home. The colour is pitch black and has a small, creamy, beige head. Hoppy aroma along with grapefruit, grass and pine. The flavour contains more roasted tones and coffee but there’s still a hoppy touch in the end with grass and grapefruit. Slick mouth feel, and the bitterness is at a medium level. A hoppy and well balanced BIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vinx (60) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2014
Very pleasant aroma of sweet mature fruit and caramel with toasted hints. Surely they used english hops (Northdown?) which are very strong and aromatic but not much citrusy (despite the manufacturer’s description). Intense black color with a beige foam that doesn’t last long. Maybe bitterer than what its aroma imply. Its toasted notes take over the hoppy character making it seem more "stouty" than I wanted. Overall a good BIPA but I tasted better ones.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (520) - NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Svart farge med beige skum. Lukter humle og kaffe. Fyldig og smak av kaffe og noe fruktig. Bitter ettersmak som sitter i. Kjenner noe alkoholvarme.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (1005) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Svart med rødskjær med lavt beige skum. Humle, kaffe og fruktig lukt. Smake fruktig og sjokolade. Mitterheten kommer sent men godt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (3924) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near-black deep brown body with a small off-white head. Nose is pine, spruce, freshlty cut grass, hints of chocolate, peaches and cold coffee. Taste is pine, coffee, resin, grass, hints of peaches, herbs and licorice. Medium body and carbonation. A very well executed BIPA with a flavorful, hoppy profile while still having a bit to offer on the malty side.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanelst (117) - AUSTRIA - JUL 19, 2014
bottle. Clash of roasted malts and citrus hops. Good clash. Taste is a balanced mixture of bitter and sweet. Pine, raisin, coffee. Very good one!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-04. Black body nice tan head and lace. 3+ Aroma is a melange of green hops dark malt and lightly roasty malt. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, the hops and lightly roasty dark malts work well together and find a good balance. Relatively rich overall, the alcohol is restrained. Smooth average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Very nice stuff. Bottle from Alesela, Glasgow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1005) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Black with a nice creamy head. Aroma of roasted Malt, hops and caramel. Light bitter, medium sweet with a soft dark fruit/roasted end. Late night. Steinkjer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4078) - 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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