Brewed by Feral Brewing Co.
Style: Black IPA
Baskerville, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A rich malty black ale that showcases the tropical fruit character of the hop variety citra.

riley_i's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riley_i (7) - - MAR 6, 2012
More on the IPA side of things than the stouty porter flavour. Head dropped off quickly, but the flavour finishes with a lovely citrus note. On tap, Bier Deluxe. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kurtos (140) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2015
Purchased as part of Bridge roads 24 days till Christmas Bottle. Pours a dark black with minimal head carbonation> Aroma. Sweet tropical fruits, and what i can best describe as a combination of caramel and banana on the nose. Taste. A general roastiness throughout, with flavours of citrus and toffeed banana. Overall. Quite a good beer, and a good choice as it’s the first of this style i’ve experienced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
Cask @ Keg & Brew. Medium brown, medium head. Hoppy aroma is a bit citrusy. The palate is toasty, citrusy. On cask a light lively body. Creamy finish. Flavourful, good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (1180) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2015
(Bottle) Fantastic looking beer - black, showing ruby when held to light, with good mocha coloured head. Lovely fresh pine and citrus aroma. Great palate, medium bodied, smooth with excellent carbonation. Taste is great too. Refreshing tartness in foretaste gives way to a rich dark roast malt, chocolate, coffee mid palate with some contrasting tarter fruity hints. This smoothly transitions into a very pleasant hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beauges (3) - Collie, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2015 does not count
Beer pours dark brown almost black with a Mocha coloured medium head. The Aroma is tropical and Citrus from the Hops with a light coffee and roast from the Malt. The flavours are as per the Aroma and are well balanced between the hop flavour and dark malts. Maybe not as hop forward as some would hope but still an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomgorm (27) - maroubra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2015 Dark, with grassy, herbal and citrus aromas dominating. Solid bitterness with burnt and toffee flavours which are quickly overwhelmed by the hops. Quite nice, but sits halfway between interesting and sessiony.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Keg at the Local Taphouse, Sydney on 10th September 2015. Black with pale brown foam. Intense aroma of fine citrus and smoky roastiness. Exquisite roastiness and fine grapefruit hop in-mouth. Resoundingly roasty and bitter finish. A good body and zingy mouthfeel. Superb!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1168) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2015
From a bottle. A very balanced version, not too much of the dark malt flavour and not a huge hop slap. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2015
330 ML bottle Kind of a flat black cola color. No head at all. Had to work to get a head. Once got one it was a light brown color and looked much better in the glass. Head fades quickly though. Nose is pretty typical for the style. Citrus, Pine, Coffee, and roast. Citrus is a bit softer and pine less assertive. Reasonable nose. Taste is citrus acid and coffee acid up front. Far more about the roast and malt than hops. A little too stout like and not as hop driven. Really astringent at times. A lot of coffee acid finish and more like overdrawn coffee really. A bit odd and a bit rough. Needs a bit more finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmeup (588) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2015
Yep, black ale, fruity hop dominant, roasted grainy malt, thin and dryish. What is a Black India Pale Ale? Anyway it’s OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (640) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2015
Fruity nose. Black beer with thin head. Medium body. Fruity/cocoa finish. Really interesting beer. Recommended.

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