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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4123) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2012
30 June 2012, tap. Dark ruby. Nose is huge: pine and burnt dark chocolate. Med body and faintly fizzy. Seriously heavy beer. Lots of burnt coffee beans, charred wood, oatmeal. Big bitter chocolate finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2012
Tap at Brewdog Camden. Dark choc brown, small golden head. Aroma is very roasty, bit of citrus hops, touch of cream and biscuit. Taste is nice enough, creamy, touch of citrus hop, bit of chocolate. Nice and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3588) - 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.

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

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2012
keg at 9a. Black with decent tan head. Aroma has a nice grapefruit hit ruined by a cheesy vegetal note, cabbage, sweat. Taste is similar, grapefruit, nutty cheese, cabbage, some nice toffee and molasses also. Cold and fizzy (a good thing) with a bitter finish. The hops are a mess here

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3430) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2012
On cask at The Holyrood 9A. Pours a very dark ruby colour with a decent light tan head. A lovely aroma of blackcurrant, pine, roasty malt, chocolate and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle with a foamy mouth-feel. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2981) - Helsinki, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2907) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 13, 2012
Keg @ BrewDog Edinburgh
Black, ruby edges around glass, thin off white head , some lacing
Aroma - roasted malts, dark malts, quite stouty for a bips which I like, rich roast, piney citrus
Taste as aroma, very stouty, zesty citrus resin hops, some bitter grapefruit, but has a bitter burnt crust which I’m not too keen on
Palate - medium carn. medium body. Finish as main flavour, dry, rather over bitter burnt crust roast that lingers.
Overall - Too burnt for a BIPA


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