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Brewed by Lovibonds Brewery
Style: Black IPA
Henley-on-Thames, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A black IPA. Aroma is roasted malts with a hint of citrus and pine. Flavour is similar with more citric hoppiness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Sweet citrus fruits, orange tangerine, lightly toasted malts and molasses, a hint of pine. Clear, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Some bitterness appearing quickly, floral hops, dark malts, molasses, medium bodied. Very nice Black IPA, not too intense, subtle, well-balanced, fairly light on the hops in the aroma . Keg at the brewery, Henley-on-Thames.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours deep brown, nose is herbal, roasted, weird funk, bit like a lightly chlorinated swimming pool, taste is chewy toffee, roasted, sugary.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 Keg at The Hanging Bat. Dark brown, beige head. Nose is dry roast, citrus. Tastes sweet liquorice, citrus hops, soft roast, dark chocolate. Tasty and highly drinkable bipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
On tap at Nettle & Rye, Bristol 16/2/2016. Hazy and deep brown, with a decent, off-white, head. Orange fruits, red berries, caramel, a touch of toastiness, before a dryish finish with a hint of pine. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13226) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Keg at The University Club, Oxford. Dark brown with cream head. Straight in to heavily bittering hops, drying but with a tropical fruit and citric edge. The chocolate and black malts balance out the beer nicely. Full on the palate, rich and a tad jarring but a very decent beer altogether.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Keg at the Lovibonds tap takeover Brewdog Camden. Hazrd chestnut brown coloured pour with a lasting thin cream coloured head. Aroma is nutty malts, light roast, toast, pine resin hop. Flavour is composed of burnt toast, pinch of caramel. Lemon and piney hop, toast in the finish. Palate is semi sweet, medium body, little nice sticky resin, highish carbonation. Good black IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Camden on 19 Aug 2012. Poured a very dark brown, with a dense beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, dried fruit and pine. Bitter roasted malt flavours, with grassy hop and dates. Good, thick mouthfeel. Finish was tar, resin and molasses.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
4th November 2014
Brewdog Sheps Bush. Keg. Clear deep amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is minerally crisp and semi dry. Thin and very mild dark malts, the colour of the beer is a giveaway! Whisper of coffee and dry malt cream. Nice piney hops with lesser citrus and a touch of red berry fruits. Light crisp finish. Dark chocolate malt linger. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bammers54 (95) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Keg from BrewDog Shepherds Bush, given the aggressive hoppiness of the brew, this is a very accessible IPA, quiet a taste bomb, lots of complexity on the palette. I really enjoyed this beer, recommended for hop heads

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Keg Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2012, Parsons Green, London in July 2012 - Black in colour. Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Malty; burnt/roasty malts, caramel, some chocolate, hint of coffee. Fruity; grapefruit citrus. Bitter hoppy burnt/roast malty throughout. Overwhelming burnt taste; rather disappointing.


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