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Brewed by By The Horns
Style: Black IPA
London, England
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle; Special - September 2012.

Style: Black American IPA
Cask/bottle abv: 5.7%
Available: 9 gallon firkin and 330ml bottles throughout September 2012

Hopslinger is back, this time as a Black IPA. Fully loaded with a combination of American hops and dark malts.


Leighton's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours black-brown with a strong, beige froth head. Aroma holds modest roast, some juicy citrus, burnt pine. Light to medium sweet flavor with some earthy roast, burnt sugars, dried citrus, dirt, charred wood. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish, some dry roast, some lemon, orange. It’s a decent black IPA but it could use some more teeth.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Cask at The Rake tap takeover, London. It pours a deep brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted with piny hoppy notes. Pine needles and resin above all. Taste has notes of toasted malts, licorice and caramel. Some citrussy and pine wood as well. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, good BIPA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4001) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Cask gravity at Pig’s Ear Beer Fest 2014. Mahogany brown coloured pour with a fleeting loose light tan head. Aroma is earthy pine needle, orange peel, little presin and brown malt. Flavour is composed of earthy roasty malts, nut malts, medium sweet, light resin. A little citrus in the finish. Decent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Unclear dark brown color with tiny size body particels, a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, herbs, grass, light pine, light wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate - dark roasted, licorice, hoppy, dry, light salty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131222]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a small head. Aroma is somewhat burnt and resinous, not that hoppy really, sweet caramel and some malts also. Flavor is somewhat chocolaty, resinous hops and sadly ..vegetables, oh how I hate thee.. almost liked the dry fruity palate but the veggies are too strong in this one. There are some faint licorice and dry ashy malt notes but it doesn’t save much. I would have liked to like this but I guess not.
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11472) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2014
Bottle as "Hopslinger Black Ipa", 5.7%. Dark brown with big beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, hops, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is light roasted malts, fruit, hops, grapefruit, pine, little sweet, caramel and quite bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
Bottle shared by Dutchdrebus @ weekly tasting. Dark brown to black color, medium sized lightly creamy off-white head that lasts for a decent while. Smell just lightly malts and some hops, but that might be the result of a couple of days of extreme pollen allergy. Taste malts, hops, moderately bitter. I miss the roastyness. Maybe there’s a slight roasty touch in the finish, but I had hoped for more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (4312) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
Bottle @ home shared by me. Black colour with a small off-white to beige head. Smells slightly hoppy.. Not a lot of smell. Tastes slightly hoppy, sweet, slightly malty. Not what you would expect from a black ipa. Thin body, soft carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3460) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2014
33cl bottle. From AbM. Best Before 17/10/2014. Near black in color, lasting, brown thick head. Roasted malt, cocoa, fruity hops in aroma, delicious! Flavor has roastedness, licorice, cocoa, ash and piney hoppy notes. Dry long finish. Medium bodied. Nice BIPA, tasty stuff. OK balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3274) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 23, 2014
bottle at home from ales by mail
#dark brown black with tan pillowy head collapsing to a lacing. Rich pine and redcurrants on nose, fairly bitter with roast barley and burnt toast notes, medium bodied and carbonation, long finish. Ok but not the greatest BIPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle 330ml (as "Hopslinger Black IPA", AbM)
Deep ruby color, good brownish head, lace. Licorice, yeast, some hops in the nose. Medium-bodied. Lots of salted licorice in the flavor, toasted malts and nice piney bitterness in the aftertaste. Solid CDA.


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