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

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3071) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 Keg at brewery... Dark brown... Big tan head... Soft dark roast... Bitter malts... Too cold too fizxy... Burnt cho olate... Stick 3.5 well i assumed this is unfined 69 ... but if it is its hell of a unfied beer .. black (at holyrood 9A) .... zezty pine hop nose ... too fizzy ... wzy too fizzy ... little cold ... juicy roast malts ... rich pine ... zezt

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (936) - SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2012
On-Tap at Brewdog Edinburgh:
Medium pine to begin with although darker than a standard IPA and backed up by some background malts as well and a dark fruit aroma on top of this. There is a mix of berry, citrus and very light caramel.
Really dark ruby to brown in colour with hints of black around the edges and an off-white to brown coloured head that is about the width of a pinky and settles to a thin lacing.
Fruit and pine flavours coming through along with a caramel malt taste and more touches of summer fruit and berries. There is a little grapefruit that I’ve come to expect from an IPA and some earthly herbs and malts to round things off. The beer is quite dark tasting and bitter towards the end.
Medium bodied with a strong amount of bitterness, especially towards the end and a smooth feel with a wet finish. The beer also seems quite strong leading me to believe that the alcohol isn’t particularly well hidden but it doesn’t effect things too much.

Not a bad beer really, one that started well but was a little too bitter towards the end for my liking. It’s certainly worth a try and is a nice example of a black IPA but the bitter grapefruit was slightly overpowering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8392) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5901) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2012
Keg at the Southern. Hazy black, thin off-white head. Nice pinkeye zesty nose, just a hint of chocolate malts. Slightly sweet, burnt malt front with a juicy hop twang and lots of pine resin. Long bitter finish. Ok, a bit cloying.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2076) - 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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (735) - SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2012
A taste of Cam’s pint at the Southern. Citrus and chocolate aroma. Flavour is a mess - ashy chocolate clashing with the hops. I wasn’t too keen on the regular 69 and this is worse.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 28, 2012
Keg at The Southern. Brown with tan head. Nose is intriguing. Floral and chocolatey. Flavour is off. Smoky burnt toast and chocolate with a mismatched fruitiness. Bitter and unpleasant.


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