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

bottled
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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3746) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 13, 2012
Very dark brown with bubbly tan head. Some citrus and pine on the aroma but fairly subdued. Flavour full of mango skin and lime pith, its pretty astringent actually. A touch of chocolate in there underneath it all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Tap at Kaisla, Helsinki. Colour is black with small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, hints of coffee and licorice in after taste, hops, some fruits and roasted malts. Great beer but tartness in taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap, dark pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is bitter like an awesome black ipa, lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3674) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours opaque black with a red hue and a nicely proportioned head. The nose has pine, grapefruit pith and just enough coffee. The taste has a burnt coffee note with a pithy finish. Medium to full bodied, big texture, relatively clean. Overall, a good andn interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (3674) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle from mr_h. Hop & tar aroma. Very dark brown colour, not much head. Hoppy flavour. Smooth with bitter aftertaste. Good but not the best black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3619) - Tallinn, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2012
On tap @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, London. This is a deep dark brown one with a lacing light ashy head. It really has lot’s of coffee beans on the aroma. Chocolate and cocoa also, but the coffee beans is dominating. Really good flavors here! Light roasted with chocolate, bitter chocolate and some cold coffee. Feels well balanced and it’s quite easy and clean. Average carbonation, full-bodied. Tasty! 22.07.2012

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3555) - London, 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.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mr_h (3457) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2012
330ml bottle from Nina’s Mini Market, Edinburgh - strong fruity hop aroma, black ale, decidedly bitter taste with a sour aftertaste, not very nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3401) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle at Port Street Beer House, Manchester. Pours very dark brown with an off-white to beige head. Hoppy and fruity aroma with dark berries, tropical fruits, malt and hints of licorice. A bit sweet, with a malty and berry like flavour and nice and bitter finish. Nice and bitter aftertaste with citrus. Delicious BIPA! (2013-01-26)


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