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

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (9613) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9275) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
On tap at the brewery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon 20.04.12 Looks pretty black in colour with light beige head. Not so bitter from the outset, though the bitterness does tend to open up and cut through some dark roastiness and molasses actually I get quit a blast of caramel initially but the bitterness swiftly reigns this in. Soft in the mouth, some burnt flavours occasionally pop up. Another beer that Iím really enjoying from Lovibonds. A7 A5 T8 P4 Ov15 3.9

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9018) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (8264) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7752) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6779) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
Keg @ The White Horse. Deep brown with a medium tan head. The nose is peppery, caramel and plenty of toffee. The taste is lightly hoppy, with plenty of toasty grain, more chewy caramel. Not the hoppy beast I was expecting but still quite pleasant. Sweet and sticky. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, a pretty good effort.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
Draught at Brewdog Camden. Clear deep ruby-brown, solid fizzy offwhite head. Very light roasty aroma, acidic coffee and green fruit. Taste follows, but very big malt/cocoa and coffee. Thick, slick and well carbonated, burnt-bitter finish. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (5858) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5821) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Keg at the brewery tap in Henley. The first sunny Friday afternoon of the summer, so what better to do than head over to the Lovibond brewery tap in Henley. After a sample of this I decided it was the perfect beer to drink sitting in their garden watching the world go by.

. Itís pitch black in colour with a tawny tint against the light and a thin cream head; the aroma was hard to identify at first - I picked up wood smoke and licorice, but in the end I decided it most reminded me of warm, freshly laid, tarmac. Itís soft in the mouth, and there is an immediate impact from the hops which are assertive and mellow at the same time, and are supported rich, slightly tarry, malts that give a slight sweetness that offsets the dryness of the hops well. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4229) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Keg @ BrewDog. Very dark brown (almost black), good head. Hoppy coffee aroma & flavour. Dry aftertaste. Nice one.


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