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


on tap

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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.

The Etruscan's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Etruscan (583) - Tuscany, - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (1004) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
From tap at Borefts ’14. Pours hazy dark brown with a small to medium off-white head. Aroma is quite fruity, some roasted malts, chocolate, nicely balanced. Taste has quite some roasted malts, fruitiness, red fruits, bit of chocolate and a medium bitter finish. Medium body and carbo. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
Draught at Craft Covent Garden, London. Black beer with a rich lasting beige head. Hoppy citrus aroma, chocolate, cocoa, licorice, floral, soot, some pine and mango. Hoppy licorice flavor, cocoa, chocolate, grapes, pine apples, mango, some peach. Fresh well balance BIPA with enough attitude.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2015
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity. Toasted malty. Bitter, fruity and toasted dark malty. Bitter and hops fruity. Dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2283) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Aroma: light toasted malts, floral hops, light pine. Appearance: dark, hazy brown, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light honey, then bitters intensify, toasted malts, floral hops, dry finish. Overall: nice Black IPA, good aroma, well-balanced. Pint at Craft Beer Co, Brixton.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrgazreid (2) - Kendal, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015 does not count
Tap/growler tall boys Leeds. Very dark colour. Superb citrus fruit aroma. Taste is bitter, hoppy and roasted. One of my favourite beers ever. Exceptional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Makaveli (34) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2015 Keg / Royal Albert / New Cross / £6.50. Dark brown appearance with a slightly beige of white head. This beer has an amazing hoppy aroma, more so fruit & citrus rather than pine or grass. Taste wise it reminded me a pale ale with a bit of roasted malt. Amazing well balanced. One of my favourite beers

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2448) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2015
Pours dark brown with a large, lasting head. Nose shows soft roasted and toasty malt along with a bready character and spicy, piny and fruity hops. Similar flavours, with more roasted malt and caramel followed by a massive resinous and piny hop hit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (4205) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1780) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2015
Tap at Pudel, Tallinn. Pours dark brown-black with beige head. Small head stays. Aroma is roast, hops, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is bitter, roast, citrus, grapefruit, berries. Finish is long citric and roast bitter. Overall: very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (1945) - ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2015
Tap. Brown beer, beige head. Nose is hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, mango. Flavor is hops forward, nice grapefruit in the medium bitter finish. Lingering bitter grapefruit.

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