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

bottled
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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1633) - Brentford ,London , Texas, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
(330ml Bottle) The most reserved ’Black IPA’ I think ive drunk , not that ive had loads, but this feels more resemblance to an American stout with the customary abundant use of aromatic hops , than a marring of two styles. Deep jet black, attractive beige head. Nose is hoppy and dark ,basically . On the palate, resiny bitter hops are tropical ,floral ,zesty and bitter ...dark malts are a bit subdued but ’there’ in muted sense .

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Love black ipa’s oh yeah. Almost black with a creamy pale tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, citrus n hops. Flavour is more black ipa goodness. Nailed this in minutes and loved it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1472) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
Very dark, extremely hoppy with hints of smoke, nut and some caramel sweetness. Well-rounded and enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1470) - CROATIA - OCT 21, 2014
On tap at Ale&Hop, Barcelona. Pours black with lasting tan head. Roasted malts and coffee aroma and flavor. Piney hoppy bitter. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1470) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1433) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Tap@ craft & co London. Small redblack. Intense resinous pine grass herbal Earthy notes. Great lingering pleasant bitterness. Full mouthfeel with absence of roasted malts, so the black malts more for the colour. Super brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1433) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with off-white head. Hoppy, fruity and tropical fruits aroma. Roasted, hoppy, resinous and slightly sweet taste, with bitter ending. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 Bottle at home. Deep black pour, quite stout-like with a creamy tan head. Nose is big on hops, grapefruit, passion fruit, hint of mocha coffee. Similar flavours, intensely hoppy, juicy grapefruit, smooth rich mouthfeel and a resinous hop finish. Fantastic example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1312) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2013
.33l on tap @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours clear dark amber with medium head. Aroma is citrus and hops. Some roasted malts and coffee flavors. Flavor is alcohol, dark malts, chocolate and hops. Some liquorice. Nice palate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1268) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
Opens with a heavy fruity aroma, pours almost jet black with a large off-white / purple head, which reduces soon after but retains a foam. Lots of fruity & malty hops in the taste, more sweet but some bitterness coming through at the finish. Quite soft carbonation with a slick palate. Nice Black IPA


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