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

bottled
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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Etruscan (541) - Tuscany, ITALY - SEP 9, 2013
Creamy beige full lasting head. Dark brown colour. Aroma is moderately malty with fruity (roasted apples and grapefruit) and light milk chocolate notes. Flavor is malty too with light coffee and light dried fruits tones, ending in a smooth moderately smoky finish. Medium to full bodied

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (540) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 3, 2014
Glass at craft beer Co. Pours black with red hue. Cream head. Floral dishwater aroma. Biscuit, caramel malts with pithy bitter finish. Medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
androman (441) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
On tap @ Borefts 2014. #17. Body is nearly black. Head is small, white, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Nose is floral, Aroma is roasty, dark chocolate, strong coffee, soy sauce, very hoppy. Taste is light sweet, heavy bitter, hint of sour. Finish is light sweet, medium hoppy and roasty bitter, average to long duration. Medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessert IPA, very delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
pitch black pour, very thin dark beige head. heady aroma of tropical fruit hoppage and roasted dark malts. lovely balanced flavour. bring me more!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - SEP 27, 2013
On tap @ Homo Sibaris bar, served in Shaker. Pours deep dark brown, almost black, with yellowish creamy crown on top. Orange peel and caramel on the nose, some toasty notes. The flavour is mostly citrus and pine (specially the aftertaste), but one also gets roasted malts and dark chocolate. The palate is dry as expected, not that fruity IMO. Medium body, good carbonation. A really good job overall, no disappointment.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jd543 (401) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Really deep dark brown - basically black, with a huge off-white head. Aroma of skunky, floral, orange-citrus hops and nutty, roasty malt. Flavour is light sweet and meium bitter with a long finish. Texture is oily with light carbonation. An excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2012
330ml bottle. Dark brown body, cracking off-white head. Resinous nose, a tad liquorice, toffee, roast nut aroma. Packed with hops. Slick tasting - in the background there are hints of burnt wood and coffee. Top quality stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle from mybrewerytap.com. Pours pitch black with no head. Smells a lot of pineapple and dark malts. Chewy and tasty. I like magic rock a lot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarsEngen (366) - Sandvika, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2013
On tap at Haand Festival 2013. Pours black with a nice, medium offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malts with notes of tropical fruits, coffee and hops. Well balanced beer with medium bitterness, meduim body, light sweetness. Very nice BIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle at North Bar, Leeds. Pours a deep black, finger of tan head that quickly dies. Aroma is classic black IPA, with a brilliant mango note and passion fruit. Taste is very bitter, hoppy and very nicely ashy. Resiny note just kicks at the end. Coffee finish.Particularly good for me, because Im not a big black IPA fan.


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