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

bottled
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2014
At Borefts 2014. Appearance is black, dark brown, no head. Aroma of hops, citrus, grapefruit, little bit roast. Taste is hoppy, roast, citrus. Very hoppy Black IPA. Lovely.

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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wolfbass (981) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 10, 2013
Meravilgliosa, al naso sposa perfettamente, la parte maltosa con quella luppolata, con armonia e delicatezza. Anche in bocca si conferma molto bevibile...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
androman (924) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (911) - - AUG 10, 2012
Keg. Black, beige head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate in the nose. Taste of roasted malts and tropical fruits. Hops linger.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (906) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Bardzo smaczne Black IPA. W aromacie cytrusowa chmielowość z lekką nutą owoców tropikalnych. W smaku wytrawne, wręcz smukłe, wyraźnie goryczkowe. słód pełni rolę drugoplanową, ważną, acz ledwo dostrzegalną. Nie czuć go za wiele, ale doskonale balansuje smak tego piwa, nie jest ono wodniste. Bardzo wysoka pijalność.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (875) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (844) - SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours near black with a tan head. A really good black IPA, it manages to balance the dark malts and IPA hops perfectly. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (804) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Pershore Road, Birmingham. Unlike some other black IPAs this beer’s colour is befitting of the name. It has an inviting aroma of roasted malts, toffee and a little elderflower. If there was a category for bitterness this would get the full 5 out of 5; it tastes more strongly of coffee than coffee with an extremely long, unrelentingly bitter finish and a rough, slightly gritty mouthfeel. Unfortunately for me, I don’t enjoy the taste of coffee and I prefer my beers with a modicum of sweetness to balance things out. This presents me with a dilemma: I can appreciate this is a well crafted beer - full of character, aromas and flavour; however, drinking beer is meant to be about enjoyment and, truth be told, I didn’t find this particularly drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielecamo (799) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
Alla spina all’IBF. Colore nero impenetrabile, shiuma fine e mediam persistente. Aromi molti intensi di frutta tropčicale, tostature leggere ma percettibile. Al palato corpo medio, alcool molto ben nascosto. sentori di frutta tropicale, molto fresca e beverina.


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