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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black colour with a large to huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, spruce, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licoric, hoppy, citrus - grapefruit, spruce, pine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120121]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2012
Draught@Euston Tap, London. Deep ambery brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts along with some slight toffeeish and hoppy notes. Flavour is rather similar with the fruityness being more evident. A bit more like a hopped stout or porter than a black IPA, but still a good good beer nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18960) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pitch black, small beige head. Aroma of salty licorice and grapefruit. Dry with medium-full body, rounded mouthfeel. Hoppy, balanced with roastiness. Notes of tar, long bitter finish wherem dark chocolate and licorice lingers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2013
Draft @ LCBF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel flavor with hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle. Huge head with good duration. Aroma and taste are rich hops, roast malt, chocolate, flowers and coffee. Great beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13180) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Bottle at home ... deep black ... thick tan head ... deep roast ... nice chocolate pine ... and oddly orange hop nose ... litte bitter front ... soft chocolate ... little thicker than most black ipas ... almost a light oatmeal ... sweet creamy pine and orange ... im enjoying the citrus tones from this ... hints of chocolate ... Oh yeah ... this is pretty solid ... and im well enjoying it. keg at red squirell ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast and big pine nose...little co2 prickly ... juicy roast ... dark malts ...soft pine hop ... big zezt ... beutifully drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (12683) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2012
On tap at Kick. It pours a beautiful light tan, finger-thick head over a more or less black body. Nice lacings. The aroma is quite roasted, with chocolate, resins, clementine and coffee. It’s rather bitter in the mouth, dry and full-bodied, with a pleasant level of carbonation. Dark chocolate, cold coffee and a nice hoppy impact, although not as evident as in the aroma. Lasting finish. A tasteful and pleasant beer, I could easily finish a few of these. 121116

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
On tap at Euston Tap. Black as hell. Thin beige head. Keg beer served too cold. Some roast on aroma. Some decent black currant fruit. An odd black ipa. Not sure what to make of it. Some liquorice lots of fruit. Some hops. Some bitterness. Not sure whole thing works. Bit bizarre

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (11916) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Dark ruby-brown color, small steady beige head, lace. Aroma has gooseberries, bitterness and licorice. Medium-bodied. Licorice and ashy toasted maltyness dominates first, then aftertaste has some citrusy hoppyness with more licorice. Very nice.


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