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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
STUNNING, hop-smothered aroma; strawberry chew and guava with a waft of peated malt, smoked mackerel with black peppercorns, and patachouli incense rearing up in the background. About as perfect a marrage of hops and malts as I can imagine. Taste: yes. Breakfast mostly- juice, smoked mackerel, slices of fresh papaya, big slug of Laphroaig. I’m not usually up for breakfast but I’d imagine that’s what people have. Body: thick, slimy malt. Good as pitch with a firm, speckling tan head. One of the few BIPAs I’ve had that genuinely fuses the citrus and smoke without either detracting from the other. Discordant, harmonious, whatever. Delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7594) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2012
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of rich roasted malts, dark chocolate and some biscuit. Flavour of strong roasted malts, licorice, dark chocolate, biscuit, very bitter hops and burnt coffee. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a salty, roasty and very bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7313) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7140) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
On tap at the Three Tuns, Bristol 14/10/2012. Near black with moderate carbonation. Black coffee aroma with some pine and citrus fruit. Flavour was sweetish, with plenty more orange, roasted malts and a dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7033) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2012
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 10 Sep 2012) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with liquorice, burnt malt, grapefruit and resin. Roasted, malty taste with notes of liquorice, dark rye bread, pine needles, grapefruit and a slightly minty finish with a solid, piney bitterness. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Very nice and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (7008) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (6816) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2013
Big beige lasting head. Dark opaque body. Resiny meaty tropical fruit taste with catty notes. Dry-sweet resiny earthy roasty taste with catty pineapple notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy plastic rubbery aftertaste with wooden spicy roasty notes. Weird. Didn’t like this much. I guess black IPA with Simcoe-like hops is not my thing. (0.33l draft at The Rover, Göteborg, Sweden.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6750) - ITALY - FEB 18, 2014
dark medium head roasty coffe liquorice nice citrus bitteness some roots Scura buona schiuma persistente buone note tostate e un discreto aroma luppoato piu presente in bocca

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnar (6716) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle from MyBrewerytap.com. Pours pitch black with a big frothy tanned head. Aroma is heavy malty,light roasted and meaty, good hoppy aromas as well, piney and spruce, lovely. Taste is light sweet chocolate and caramel, smooth and filling mouthfeel, hops mix in to make a good balanced brew, with some good citrus and piney notes.Finishes off with a lingering sweet liquorice and bitter pine bite. Good shit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6709) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
On tap@kick. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma tangerin, kiwi, chocolate and orange. Flavor is sweet chocolate with some roasted notes, some bitterness and citrus notes. Medium body, average carbonation.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 18

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50