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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.


The Etruscan's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Etruscan (629) - 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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (2323) - PORTUGAL - JUL 25, 2016
On tap @ the brewery. Black colour with medium tan head. Citrus, orange zest, roasted malts and tropical fruits in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet with fruity and roasty notes. Dry and bitter finish. Overall, a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6189) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allanmb (172) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Pours very dark brown with good off white head. Aromas of tropical fruit and zest. Slight hint of roasted malt. Taste is pine hop dominance with orange and tropical fruit and roasted malt. Dry bitter finish. Perhaps a hint of herb or pepper? A touch more stouty than other black IPAs

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (2244) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
Tap paf. Pours Black with a off white head. Aroma of juicy tropical hops, peach, orange, grape, subtle roast notes, mild licorice. Very balanced. Taste is rather hoppy bitter, light roast. Very good balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2799) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2016
Fat @ Ölrepubliken. Helt svart öl med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av lakrits, kaffe och grapefrukt. Smakinslag av rostad malt, kaffe, lakrits och grapefrukt. En lätt ton av alkohol stör något i smaken. Oljig munkänsla.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mithe (1532) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 2, 2016
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Citrusy, light roasted malt.
Appearance: Opaque black. Medium, light brown head.
Taste: Medium sweet, roasty, citrusy, earthy, medium bitter, light dark fruits.
Palate: Medium body. Long dry, bitter finish.
Overall: Good, but not so special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10201) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1820) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2016
Keg at The Port Street Beer House, Manchester. A slightly hazy deep brown colour with a thick, tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, peach, slight pineapple, subtle red berries, a little liquorice and some roasted malts. Taste of blackcurrant, dark fruits, some grapefruit, mango, slight peach, a little roasted malts, a hint of liquorice, maybe apple and subtle floral hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, liquoricy, weirdly resinous, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. A very complex BIPA, surprised by all the flavours and aromas that I got. Very balanced but doesn’t give the big, hoppy bitterness I was expecting. Fruity and nice though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3002) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2016
Pours a matter black with a moderate foamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, peach, citrus, chocolate, almonds. Taste is quite roasty with some fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
Poursblack with low off white head Aromas yeastie, chocolate, black and roasted maltyness Taste has roasted malts, somewhat hoppy of tropical fruits, hints of coffee and dark bitter chocolate


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