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

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3298) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours black with a medium head. Aroma is piney, grassy hops with some cocoa powder underneath. Taste has dusty cocoa to start. Strong, piney bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (3239) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
@Borefts 2014, Was al even op zoek geweest naar deze, kwam pas later op de tap. zwart met lichte kaki kraag. aroma van zeer lichte den, wat nat gras, zoetig, alcohol, lichte BIPA kenmerken helaas.Smaken van lichte den, nat gras, matig zoet, lichte body en vrij dun van textuur, afdronk is zwak bitter die snel verdwijntm nee deze valt mij toch een beetje tegen (of ik had er graag meer van verwacht ;) )

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (3130) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (3070) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival 2014. THX everyone for sharing today’s beers. Black beer. Nose is mostly hoppy, though little roasted side. Taste is quite bitter and little sweet. Little roasted here again

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle from Luvians, St Andrews. A black beer with a fair, light tan head. Aroma is lovely with passion fruit and grapefruit hop characters, presumably Nelson Sauvin. Juicy passion fruit and pineapple hop flavours give way to coffee, roasty malt, burnt toast and chocolate. The flavours are intense but this is a seriously drinkable beer. I would love to try this on cask. Brilliant stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2973) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
Keg at Cask pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A black coloured pour with a very thin tan head on top. Hoppy, malty aroma. Tastes malty, hoppy, chocolate, distinct grapefruit taste in the background, slight bitterness. Rich and complex. Another quality brew from the excellent Magic Rock.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2949) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Black pour. Big tan head with plenty of lacing. Big danky, oniony, malty, caramel aroma. Huge hop presence. A little musty. Malty, danky flavor with some earthy notes. A slight pepper flavor. A little thin, but still decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Draught at bar. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with hops, roasted malts, citrus, pine and coffee. Bitter finish with coffee and grapefruit. Excellent black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2888) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2860) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Black pour with a beige head. Sweetcorn, blackcurrant and blackberry nose. Nice. Dark fruit flavour with a hint of malt and caramel. Quite a smooth character. Long bitter-sweet finish.


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