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

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6511) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark black pour with thin off white head, big pine hop aroma, piney hops come through in the taste and some citrus quite oily mouthfeel very resinous only a whiff of roasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6382) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2013
330ml bottle from Ales By Mail

BBE May 2013 - Pours pitch black with a foamy white head. Aroma of roasty malts, grassy hop pallets, hints of coffee and fruits. Taste is roasty, slightly fruity and grassy with some bitterness, hints of coffee and cocoa. Finish is sweetish, bitter and dry with some roastiness and hints of grass. Quite tasty, perhaps would be even better from a fresh bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Idiosynkrasie (6303) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2012
330ml bottle. Opaque black with superb off-white to beige frothy lacing and lasting head. Wonderful typical (American) IPA hoppy aroma with a sweet dark malt undertone, herbes. Soft beginning, a taste like a walk in the forrest, blueberry, resin, coniferes, a dry mouthfeel throughout, decent sweetness, decent sourness - what a combination! This is awesome, full of flavour but oh so drinkable. Superb!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6194) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
On tap at CPK, London. It pours black as night with a small beige head. Aroma of hops and roasted malt. Grapefruit and wood. Taste is bitter with roasty woody notes and hoppy bitterness. Grapefruit and citrus zest.mouthfeel is medium with lively carbonation. Overall, delicious. This is what a BIPA should be about.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6150) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2015
Tap. Very dark brown, almost black color. Nice red hue. Medium size, beige head, stays. Hoppy, fruity, citrus, faint roast in aroma. Nice aroma. Hoppy, citrus, fruity, grapefruit in taste. Fruity hops in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Medium bitterness. Light body. No alcohol detected, but then again I’m pretty drunk. Nice drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5964) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2016
Tap at Beerlovers. Pours clear dark Brown. Small white head. Smell is aromatic hops. Bit malty ( dark malts ) taste is Sharp, hoppy, mild bitter, bit aromatic, mild grainy’ backbone. Bit creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5937) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Keg at The Hope, Carshalton. Nearly black, big foamy off-white head. Aroma is piney hop, grass, bubblegum. Body is medium, a bit foamy, a touch spritzy. Taste is lightly medicinal, strong Turkish delight, pine, liquorice allsorts. Strong flavours, but not my favoured ones. Good beer though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5862) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
On tap @ Kickl. Close to black body with a medium sized beige head. Nice citric fruity hop aroma with hint of chocolate. Flavor is sweet malty, light roasted, citric fruit, rather bitter and fine balance. Medium body, bitter and sweet aftertaste, quite smooth. A pleasant black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5807) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
On tap, but I forgot which pub it was. Hoppy smell with grapefruit and citrus, dark bread and chocolate. Similar taste. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
33cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex bitter brew, malty/roasted and slightly bitter/fruity, not too heavy, very balanced, clear, good head, very good brew, ’The UK craft beer scene is slowly changing... Keep them coming!’


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