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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2014
Tap at BD Shepherds Bush. Nothing out of the ordinary. Very woody and pine driven with a hint of bubblegum. Decent stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6038) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Keg at BD Shep Bush. It pours brown with amber edges. Medium beige head that sticks around for a while. Aroma is spot on with woody notes along citrus, lime, pine needles, roasted malts. Taste is similarly balanced between roasted notes and hops. More wood, roasted malts, grassy piney hops and long bitter finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. A textbook example of the style. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1762) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
On tap at BrewDog Camden, London on 13th October 2013. Black with off-white, fully lacing foam. Inviting aroma with plenty of roastiness. Sweet-sour, porter-like in-mouth, blending caramel and grapefruit. Finish is citric, but with roasty notes. Zingy mouthfeel and medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (9822) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
Draught @ The Gun IPA Festival, London. Pours hazy dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, fruity hops, grapes, grapefruit. Flalvor is malt, fruity hops, grass, grapefruit. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. 150913

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2013
Keg at the Bat. Nice change after some fairly bog-standard pale ales elsewhere. Dark brown more than black, but good citrus hop notes balancing the roastiness. Some chocolate in the mix, and a grapefruit note. Creamy, good carbonation, long finish. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2796) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Draught at bar. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with coffee, liquorice, hops, roasted malts and citrus. Bitter finish with citrus and roasted malts. Excellent black IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4260) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Keg @ BrewDog. Very dark brown (almost black), good head. Hoppy coffee aroma & flavour. Dry aftertaste. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
Keg@rake. Pours, unsurprisingly, dirty brown colour with with off white head. No sign of carbonation. Pleasant aroma. Medium bodied. Big tonic grapefruit taste at first with lemon and malt following through with big bitterness. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2013
Keg tap at the brewery in Henley, 05/05/13. Mahogony brown with a medium beige head that retains well. Nose is dark malts, burnt toffee, grain, hops, light pine, hints of bitter grapefruit. Taste comprises an aggressive hop bitterness, dark malts, demerara sugar, pinch of cocoa, orange pith, bitter grapefruit. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, bitter dry finish. Decent black IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3281) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2013
Aroma: Rasin, plum, burnt toast, bitter dark chocolate and vanilla.

Appearance: Black body with a thick tan head. Excellent lacing.

Taste: Powerful flavours - rich stone fruits, dark chocolate and a strong, ’burnt’ bitterness. No hint of its 6.9% ABV. Lovely.

Palate: Medium to full body with a sticky, syrup-like texture. Soft carbonation.

Overall: A tasty Black IPA - very hoppy and flavoursome. Distinct burnt characteristics.


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