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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


melonfarmer's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
melonfarmer (7) - - APR 14, 2012
330ml- pitch black pour - nice light brown solid head that lasts - loads going on - aroma tropical fruits, shoe polish - with eyes closed it tastes like a hoppy amber ale - great example of what a Black IPA should be (to me anyway)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2723) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Tried at the Lincoln TapHouse & Kitchen. Almost black colour with a light tan head. Black. Big things on this beer were. Roasted malt. Citrus fruit. Fresh and zesty taste. Great beer with a fresh finish. roasted malt. Really nice fresh finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (2284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Keg at Ushers. Pours dark brown, brown head. Nose is light hops, light roast, malts, light nose. Taste is more bipa: pine hoppy, grapefruity bitter, citrus, roast, bitter finish. Solid brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2015
Borefts 2014. Roasted, hops, fruit, chocolate? Good. Backlog from 2014/09/26.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
R4N5H (525) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
Draught at The Druggist, Singapore on 16-Oct-2015. Hazy brown colour with a thin tan coloured head. Aroma of citrus, floral hops and dark roasted malt. Flavour rich in tropical fruit, grapefruit, roasted malt and hops. Bitter dry finish. An excellent Black IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (1013) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
From tap at Borefts ’14. Pours hazy dark brown with a small to medium off-white head. Aroma is quite fruity, some roasted malts, chocolate, nicely balanced. Taste has quite some roasted malts, fruitiness, red fruits, bit of chocolate and a medium bitter finish. Medium body and carbo. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (15802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
Draught at Craft Covent Garden, London. Black beer with a rich lasting beige head. Hoppy citrus aroma, chocolate, cocoa, licorice, floral, soot, some pine and mango. Hoppy licorice flavor, cocoa, chocolate, grapes, pine apples, mango, some peach. Fresh well balance BIPA with enough attitude.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2015
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity. Toasted malty. Bitter, fruity and toasted dark malty. Bitter and hops fruity. Dry and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2590) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Aroma: light toasted malts, floral hops, light pine. Appearance: dark, hazy brown, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light honey, then bitters intensify, toasted malts, floral hops, dry finish. Overall: nice Black IPA, good aroma, well-balanced. Pint at Craft Beer Co, Brixton.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrgazreid (2) - Kendal, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015 does not count
Tap/growler tall boys Leeds. Very dark colour. Superb citrus fruit aroma. Taste is bitter, hoppy and roasted. One of my favourite beers ever. Exceptional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Makaveli (34) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2015 Keg / Royal Albert / New Cross / £6.50. Dark brown appearance with a slightly beige of white head. This beer has an amazing hoppy aroma, more so fruit & citrus rather than pine or grass. Taste wise it reminded me a pale ale with a bit of roasted malt. Amazing well balanced. One of my favourite beers


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