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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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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.


The Etruscan's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Etruscan (567) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3621) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1368) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (1618) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (1870) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Keg in the Heaton Hop, Manchester. Pours deep brown, almost black with a cream head. Sweet pineapple aroma. The taste starts bitter with spice and lots of pine. Underlying coffee and chocolate. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (410) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Keg at Sheffield Tap. Yep magic indeed. Malts come through in the last third. Über hopped and unctuous. Resinous, not super tropical but vegetal. A velvet beast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours black, nose is greapefruit, roasted, taste is dry roast, fruity, dry toffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
solidfunk (4980) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2014
This is fabulous, and something different from the rest. Has roast, caramel, chocolate and something that tastes like light anise or some other herb. Great balance. Black pour with good head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Tap at Churchkey.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (978) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2014
At Borefts 2014. Appearance is black, dark brown, no head. Aroma of hops, citrus, grapefruit, little bit roast. Taste is hoppy, roast, citrus. Very hoppy Black IPA. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Draft at Birch & Barley. Completely black color, brown head. Nice aroma of citrus and roast. Taste is deep fruity roast, lightly bitter finish. Very tasty indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielecamo (738) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
Alla spina all’IBF. Colore nero impenetrabile, shiuma fine e mediam persistente. Aromi molti intensi di frutta tropčicale, tostature leggere ma percettibile. Al palato corpo medio, alcool molto ben nascosto. sentori di frutta tropicale, molto fresca e beverina.


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