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

bottled
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on tap
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (754) - SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Via cask at the Hanging Bat before Christmas. A super beer but despite it all its the mouthfeel/taste which conquers all. The perfect balance between chewy hebal and tobacco qualities on the palate. Greatness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beermack (725) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 27, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2012 33cl bottle. Pours jet black with big frothy tan head, plenty of lacing. Aroma full of pine, citrus, light tropical notes - a real C-hop hit; slight roasted and coffee notes in there too. Taste is much more on the dark side with coffee, molasses, roasted barley as well as those juicy hop notes - great balance. Full, silky mouthfeel, lovely lasting aftertaste - an appealing mix of both roasted notes and bitter hops - great BIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
This is up there. Really is quite splendid. Black and pale, like my arms. You should see what I’ve got planned next. Love Magic Rock.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Etruscan (567) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (480) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2013
Pours a slightly cloudy dark brown with red highlights and one finger of off white creamy head. Strong peach and a bit of citrus on the nose. Taste is citrus, mild hop bitterness, more peach, smoke. Lots of lacing and good head retention. Really nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acid303 (463) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superflyguy (430) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (424) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Keg at Sheffield Tap. Yep magic indeed. Malts come through in the last third. Über hopped and unctuous. Resinous, not super tropical but vegetal. A velvet beast.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jd543 (418) - 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.


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