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

bottled
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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


mentalmind's rating

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
mentalmind (46) - - AUG 18, 2013
Tuoksussa kahvia, runsas humalointi, mäntyä. Hyvin vähän vaahtoa. Väri mustan-punertava. Ihan kiva black IPA


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2089) - 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 (29) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2323) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2015
Pours dark brown with a large, lasting head. Nose shows soft roasted and toasty malt along with a bready character and spicy, piny and fruity hops. Similar flavours, with more roasted malt and caramel followed by a massive resinous and piny hop hit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3972) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2015
Tap. Very dark brown, almost black color. Nice red hue. Medium size, beige head, stays. Hoppy, fruity, citrus, faint roast in aroma. Nice aroma. Hoppy, citrus, fruity, grapefruit in taste. Fruity hops in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Medium bitterness. Light body. No alcohol detected, but then again I’m pretty drunk. Nice drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2015
Tap at Pudel, Tallinn. Pours dark brown-black with beige head. Small head stays. Aroma is roast, hops, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is bitter, roast, citrus, grapefruit, berries. Finish is long citric and roast bitter. Overall: very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (1788) - ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2015
Tap. Brown beer, beige head. Nose is hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, mango. Flavor is hops forward, nice grapefruit in the medium bitter finish. Lingering bitter grapefruit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (2103) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Keg in the Heaton Hop, Manchester. Pours deep brown, almost black with a cream head. Sweet pineapple aroma. The taste starts bitter with spice and lots of pine. Underlying coffee and chocolate. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (424) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Keg at Sheffield Tap. Yep magic indeed. Malts come through in the last third. Über hopped and unctuous. Resinous, not super tropical but vegetal. A velvet beast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours black, nose is greapefruit, roasted, taste is dry roast, fruity, dry toffee.


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