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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.


3.9
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (2844) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (2809) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2777) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle from Great Grog, Edinburgh
Very dark brown black....ruby light edges...frothy tan head...good lacing
Aroma - Very hoppy...grass hops..bit musty...damp hay..some grapefruit in the background...dark caramel malts...whiff of car tyre...much more hops than malts
Taste - Loads of hops..grassy..some spicy hops..citrus grapefruit more prominent than aroma....resinous..dark caramel and roasted malts in the background
Palate - soft carb..medium....bitter hops......citrus tang. Finish of grapefruit and grassy hops...lots of bitterness but not too much...wee bit of coffee in the lingering tail
Overall - I prefer Black IPAs to be more ’stouty’ than this which is very much more towards the IPA part of the spectrum but the hops have great flavour in this beer. I still prefer Thornbridge Raven over this but it’s still a great beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2755) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2746) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2719) - NORWAY - JUN 9, 2013
On tap at Haand Festival 2013
Black in glass, thin beige head. Smells of roast, herbs, citrus and zests. Moderate sweet, roast and hints of coffee. Medium bitter with resins and zests. High class BIPA, very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2679) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 1, 2014
On tap at animal, Madrid. dark color with thin head. Soft body. Hop and roasted aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2621) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (2599) - 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!


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