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

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1615) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (11386) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9022) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
Keg at BrewDog Camden. It pours dark brown (nr black), with a decent beige head. The nose is roasted malt, charcoal, caramel, toffee, treacle, smoked ham, dark fruit, citrus pith and leather. The taste is roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, charcoal, dryness, rich-roasted coffee and wood, with a long bitter-roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Great balance. Delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3333) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22637) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Draught@Earl Of Essex, London. Very deep amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is liquorice, mild roast along with some toffee as well. Flavour is fruity, toffeish, caramelly and some slight ripe fruity notes as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2247) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2235) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3599) - London, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bammers54 (85) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5393) - 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.


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