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


on tap

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12918) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2014
Borefts Beer Festival 2014. Chestnut with a lasting off-white head. Malty aroma with caramel, and a touch of citrus. Sweet malty flavour with toffee and a hint of cheese/old hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12677) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
Keg at CP&K. It pours jet black, with a thick beige head. The nose is pine, resin, toffee, charcoal, toast, roasted malt and charred wood. The taste is liquorice, resinous hops, salted caramel, dark toffee, pine, alcohol warmth, smoke, charcoal, leaf, toast and roasted malt, with a long bitter-sweet finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. A flavoursome black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12130) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Mybrewerytap.
Almost completely black with soft brown edges. Lovely, staying, creamy, light-beige head. Really lovely looking. Aroma has coffee, light roasted malts, some chocolate. Lots of good piney, fruity hops. Apricot, oranges, peach. Medium to low carbonation, great creamy and quite dry mouthfeel. Flavour is fat and malty, roasted, good deal of coffee. Great bitter finish, with piney, herbal and fruity hops notes. Very lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
Poured from keg at Grove Inn. Almost black as pitch. Shiny naked surface, dotted spots on the glass. Aroma of roasted, earthy malts. Dark fruity and dark honeyed flavours alongside coffee grounds leading to a long-lived ending of malty bitterness. Well bodied. A lovely, tasty drink (Huddersfield 09.07.2014).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2012
Draught @ Kick Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours dark brown/black with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours black, nose is greapefruit, roasted, taste is dry roast, fruity, dry toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10428) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
Draught @ Biercab, Barcelona. Pours very dark brown with creamy tan head, lacings. Aorma of roasted malt, caramel, little coffee, licorice, fresh grassy hops, citrus. Flavor is light bitter, malty, licorice, little coffee, grassy, fruit, citrus. Medium body, average carbonation, dry and lasting bitter finish. 270416

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (9667) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2012 Bottle from ’Jacks’ Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon 07.02.12 consumed at home 09.02.12 Pours black with off white head. Good aroma, quite meaty and up front though not just with hops, some coffee, oxtail soup and pine. Taste is quite full on with good chocolate base that is loaded with hops, piney and also grapefruit but as good as the hops are, there is a lot of other stuff here, the maltiness comes to the fore and there is coffee also. Great beer. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov17 4.1 I had this again in bottle at MyBreweryTap, North Street, Brighton,Saturday 5th May 2012 The beer was faultless, the bar however really needs to sort out some of the niggles, it just felt a bit rushed and cheap. Great beer, I cannot really add to my previous review suffice to say that it is equally good in bottle as it is on tap (I had it on tap up in Leeds). A very fine example of a Black IPA. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov17 4.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9593)
- Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
Draught at Oliver Twist on November 13, 2012.
Black color, brown head. Hoppy, citrus, mineral taste. Bitter and resin aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Citrus, hoppy scent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9528) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Keg at York Tap. Pours near-black, thick tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee and orange, some pine. Big hop flavour, lots of roast bitterness too. Lots going on, rich mouthfeel. Finishes with a lingering orange bitterness. Very nice.

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