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

bottled
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RATINGS: 191   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)


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allanmb (133) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Pours very dark brown with good off white head. Aromas of tropical fruit and zest. Slight hint of roasted malt. Taste is pine hop dominance with orange and tropical fruit and roasted malt. Dry bitter finish. Perhaps a hint of herb or pepper? A touch more stouty than other black IPAs

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (2047) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
Tap paf. Pours Black with a off white head. Aroma of juicy tropical hops, peach, orange, grape, subtle roast notes, mild licorice. Very balanced. Taste is rather hoppy bitter, light roast. Very good balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2658) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2016
Fat @ Ölrepubliken. Helt svart öl med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av lakrits, kaffe och grapefrukt. Smakinslag av rostad malt, kaffe, lakrits och grapefrukt. En lätt ton av alkohol stör något i smaken. Oljig munkänsla.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mithe (1430) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 2, 2016
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Citrusy, light roasted malt.
Appearance: Opaque black. Medium, light brown head.
Taste: Medium sweet, roasty, citrusy, earthy, medium bitter, light dark fruits.
Palate: Medium body. Long dry, bitter finish.
Overall: Good, but not so special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (9632) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
Draught @ Biercab, Barcelona. Pours very dark brown with creamy tan head, lacings. Aorma of roasted malt, caramel, little coffee, licorice, fresh grassy hops, citrus. Flavor is light bitter, malty, licorice, little coffee, grassy, fruit, citrus. Medium body, average carbonation, dry and lasting bitter finish. 270416

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1583) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2016
Keg at The Port Street Beer House, Manchester. A slightly hazy deep brown colour with a thick, tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, peach, slight pineapple, subtle red berries, a little liquorice and some roasted malts. Taste of blackcurrant, dark fruits, some grapefruit, mango, slight peach, a little roasted malts, a hint of liquorice, maybe apple and subtle floral hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, liquoricy, weirdly resinous, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. A very complex BIPA, surprised by all the flavours and aromas that I got. Very balanced but doesn’t give the big, hoppy bitterness I was expecting. Fruity and nice though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2740) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2016
Pours a matter black with a moderate foamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, peach, citrus, chocolate, almonds. Taste is quite roasty with some fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2531) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
Poursblack with low off white head Aromas yeastie, chocolate, black and roasted maltyness Taste has roasted malts, somewhat hoppy of tropical fruits, hints of coffee and dark bitter chocolate

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3378) - 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 (2678) - 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.


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