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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Black IPA
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Black IPA fuses speciality malts with a tropical punch bowl of new world hops to deliver a contradictory yet cultured concoction. A classically ‘pale’ aroma and quenchingly fruity palate belies a broodingly dark and deceptive appearance. Can a beer be both ‘black and pale’? Time to consult the Magic 8 Ball.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2014
This is fabulous, and something different from the rest. Has roast, caramel, chocolate and something that tastes like light anise or some other herb. Great balance. Black pour with good head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Tap at Churchkey.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (519) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2014
At Borefts 2014. Appearance is black, dark brown, no head. Aroma of hops, citrus, grapefruit, little bit roast. Taste is hoppy, roast, citrus. Very hoppy Black IPA. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Draft at Birch & Barley. Completely black color, brown head. Nice aroma of citrus and roast. Taste is deep fruity roast, lightly bitter finish. Very tasty indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielecamo (527) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
Alla spina all’IBF. Colore nero impenetrabile, shiuma fine e mediam persistente. Aromi molti intensi di frutta tropčicale, tostature leggere ma percettibile. Al palato corpo medio, alcool molto ben nascosto. sentori di frutta tropicale, molto fresca e beverina.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (895) - CROATIA - OCT 21, 2014
On tap at Ale&Hop, Barcelona. Pours black with lasting tan head. Roasted malts and coffee aroma and flavor. Piney hoppy bitter. Nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
26/IX/14 - on tap @ Borefts 2014 (Bodegraven) - BB: n/a (2014-1093) Thanks to Benzai, 77ships, fonefan and cgarvieuk for sharing today’s beers!

Clear purple bron beer, creamy beige head, irregular, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: citrus, grassy hops, little roasted, fruity. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: bitter hops, some citrus, caramel, little sweet, malty. Aftertaste: sweet notes, caramel, slightly roasted, bitter hops, dry, grassy, citrus, some exotic fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1273) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Tap@ craft & co London. Small redblack. Intense resinous pine grass herbal Earthy notes. Great lingering pleasant bitterness. Full mouthfeel with absence of roasted malts, so the black malts more for the colour. Super brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14113) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2014
Tap @ De Molen Beerfestival 2014. Pours amber with a creamy head. Toffee, caramel and peach. Good hops. Smooth and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival 2014. THX everyone for sharing today’s beers. Only wrote down scores this festival.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2014
Borefts Beer Festival 2014. Chestnut with a lasting off-white head. Malty aroma with caramel, and a touch of citrus. Sweet malty flavour with toffee and a hint of cheese/old hops


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