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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: 178   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.


3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1127) - 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 (1124) - 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 (1116) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wolfbass (996) - 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 (979) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (958) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (925) - - AUG 10, 2012
Keg. Black, beige head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate in the nose. Taste of roasted malts and tropical fruits. Hops linger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (919) - 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 (852) - 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.


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