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

bottled
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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1257) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
0,33l bottle, amazing good balanced malt and hoppy aroma, hopy is fresh from one side and vintage from the other. totaly dark, brown headmedium sweetness, very bitter, nice taste, love it. full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter, amazing beer, no flavour dont beating each other, very nice balanced beer. Gold medal for brewmaster

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle from Sheffield Tap. Black with a little yellow cream head. Light stout aroma with some hops. A touch smoked, deep stout. A bit like Fullers Past Masters stout but lighter. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GBZ59 (1181) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - FEB 20, 2014
Grifo. Vaso Nonic @ Freiburg (L´Hospitalet-Barcelona). Negro puro con tintes rubí oscuro a contraluz, coronada por espuma bronceada y cremosa que deja encajes persistentes en las paredes. Aromas herbales y quemados con trazos de pan negro. Sabores de regaliz, amargos y torrefactos al primer sorbo. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada. Paladar reseco y untoso. Leve sabor graso con lúpulo contundente, resina y madera que resultan en prolongado y amargo final. El envolvente amargor permanece en el retrogusto. Refrescante y plena de sabor!! On-tap. Nonic glass @ Freiburg (L´Hospitalet-Barcelona). Pitch black color & deep ruby tints to the light headed by tan foam. Creamy crown & some lasting lacing. Herbal, burnt aromas & black bread hints. Licorice, bitter & roasted flavors at first. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily & dried mouthfeel. Slight buttery flavors, sharp hops, resins & wood resolves in a long bitter finish. Involving bitterness linger into the aftertaste. Refreshing & flavorful!!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1161) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1135) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
As many an ardent suitor may have said to Cleopatra: "What a lovely nose!" And in this case, it really is. Vineous, sinewy, sweet and sour and full of molasses, citrus and spice. The flavour that follows, though great, sadly doesn’t live up to the promise. It’s good, mind - bitter, sharp, dry and hoppy - but let down slightly by a thin mouthfeel and a tiny touch too much of the dirty socks. Nevertheless, if only for the nose alone a great brew with complexity, distinction, and a fair wallop of ancient Egyptian promise.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
Coffee? Yes, lots of it. Roasted well. Thoroughly enjoyable................

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1022) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2013
Cola-like color: clear brown/red, near black in glass, creamy off-white one finger head and nice lacing. Fruity hoppy aroma has citrus, tropical fruits, bit pine, dark slightly roasted malt is sweet: bit dark caramel. Good aroma. Crisp feel is bitter with citrus-pine dryness, bit roasted coffee, dark dry chocolate and ash, smooth but tingling, long dry-bitter finish. Well done tasty IPA that has lots character and nuances.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Nose is light pine, burnt rubber, BBQ sauce and a little smoke. Taste is good bitter with a small sweet balance. Mouthfeel is crisp and oily. Long aftertaste. Light body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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