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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: 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.


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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (2302) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2013
Lite sittende skum. Mørk brun gyllen farge. Frisk duft av grape frukt og krydder. God tydelig smak av grape frukt. Smaken sitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (2261) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Keg York tap. Black good beige head. Aroma is dark fruits pine hops. Taste is dark berries good malts great strong pine long hoppy bitter finish. Medium body prickly carbonated. Proper BIPA this, lovely jubbely!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2257) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown, beige head. Hoppy, heavily roasted aroma, tar, diesel, petrol, spruce, malt, coffee beans, citrus fruits. Dry, medium body, high bitterness, balanced CO2. Spicy, heavily roasted taste, hops, spruce, tar, asphalt, oil, phenols, grapefruit peel, smoke. (2012-05-12)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (2254) - 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 ;) )

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2245) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
Keg at The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head. Hoppy tropical fruit aroma - pineapple, mango, passion fruit. Light to medium body, fruity with some candy and trop flavours, bitter chocolate, hint of coffee with nice grapefruit bitterness. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2233) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2133) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
Keg in CP&K, Pimlico. Opaque black/very dark brown, foam off white 1 inch head. Nose is big and bold. Lots of hop - tropical fruit, pine, eucalyptus, earthy, shoe leather and shoe polish. It’s the earthiness that is making this work for me. Taste is earthy, christmas tree pine, menthol and eucalyptus, roasted malt, new shoes or that smell you get in shoe repairers and on the finish it’s grapefruit citrous bite. Probably the best black IPA I have had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2116) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2013
Aroma: Mild dusty hop aroma. Juicy orange notes.

Appearance: Very dark brown with a medium off-white head. Nice lacing.

Taste: Well balanced. Coffee with fruit notes. The taste isn’t very powerful.

Palate: Medium body with an oily texture. Light carbonation.

Overall: A decent Black IPA, but I’ve had better (namely Thornbridge’s Raven, Brewdog’s Libertine Black Ale and Moor’s Illusion).

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle. Black with beige head. Massively hoppy nose. Flavour is also, enormously hoppy. Like a tropical swamp. Passion fruit, grapefruit and pineapple. Resinous. Mild roasty dark malt flavour permeates the hops. Inevitably bitter finish. A tidy beer.


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