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


on tap

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4153) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
On tap at Haand Festival 2013. Black color, good offwhite foam.aromas of hops, tropical fruits, some roasted aromas and coffee. Medium/ High body & complexity . Good bitterness & balance. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2013
330ml bottle from Ales By Mail

BBE May 2013 - Pours pitch black with a foamy white head. Aroma of roasty malts, grassy hop pallets, hints of coffee and fruits. Taste is roasty, slightly fruity and grassy with some bitterness, hints of coffee and cocoa. Finish is sweetish, bitter and dry with some roastiness and hints of grass. Quite tasty, perhaps would be even better from a fresh bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2013
On tap at Cardinal. Black body with a small dense light brown head. Tropical fruits, raisin and cat piss on the nose. Pungent dried fruits malty sweet and bitter flavors with toasted notes. Medium to full body. Smooth and joyful to drink. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexus (241) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
On tap @ Cardinal. As expected, black as night with a perfect creamy tan head. Nice aromas of fruits and mid roastiness. Flavors of clean citrusy hops complimented with a mild roastiness. A really good black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
Very dark, extremely hoppy with hints of smoke, nut and some caramel sweetness. Well-rounded and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
28th January 2012
Opaque black beer, tidy tan head. Crispy palate. Nice mellow dark malts with an undertone of toffee. Well integrated pine hops. Red berry fruits with mild orange hops. The lovely toffee dark malt comes back and rounds things off nicely. Semi dry finish. Great black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2013
From tap @Kick, Kristiansand. Opaque black. Dense fingerthick tanned head. Oily and leafy hops up front, with a note of citrus zest. Then a smell of ashy and chocolatey, well roasted dark malts. Taste is boldly bitter with a resiny-fruity hop flavor. Lots of chocolate malts. Notes of licorice, pepper, ash and rounded roastiness. Good body. Creamy mouthfeel. Complex, balanced and flavorfull. Yum! [01.12.12]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (535) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2013
Pours a slightly cloudy dark brown with red highlights and one finger of off white creamy head. Strong peach and a bit of citrus on the nose. Taste is citrus, mild hop bitterness, more peach, smoke. Lots of lacing and good head retention. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5991) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2013
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Black colour, large and creamy beige head. Pleasant aroma of fruity and piney hops, with some mild roasty notes in the background. Delightful flavour of luscious hops, with a mildly roasty and hoppy bitterness in the finish. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3888) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle at Port Street Beer House, Manchester. Pours very dark brown with an off-white to beige head. Hoppy and fruity aroma with dark berries, tropical fruits, malt and hints of licorice. A bit sweet, with a malty and berry like flavour and nice and bitter finish. Nice and bitter aftertaste with citrus. Delicious BIPA! (2013-01-26)

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