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

bottled
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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2013
[keg at the Hanging Bat, Edinburgh] How have I not rated Magic 8 Ball until now? Blackish brown pour, thick, cream-coloured head. The aroma is deep and malty, with leather and piney hop combining, although somewhat muted due to the cold keg serve. On the taste, first flavours are cold coffee, leather and roasted chocolate malt, before the hops arrive as orange and lemon, pine and resin. Great Black IPA [16012013]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4440) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1293) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
Very dark, extremely hoppy with hints of smoke, nut and some caramel sweetness. Well-rounded and enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (1969) - NORWAY - JUN 9, 2013
On tap at Haand Festival 2013
Black in glass, thin beige head. Smells of roast, herbs, citrus and zests. Moderate sweet, roast and hints of coffee. Medium bitter with resins and zests. High class BIPA, very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wolfbass (903) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 10, 2013
Meravilgliosa, al naso sposa perfettamente, la parte maltosa con quella luppolata, con armonia e delicatezza. Anche in bocca si conferma molto bevibile...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1682) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
Keg at The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head. Hoppy tropical fruit aroma - pineapple, mango, passion fruit. Light to medium body, fruity with some candy and trop flavours, bitter chocolate, hint of coffee with nice grapefruit bitterness. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2216) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 From my backlog. Black colour with a dense off-white head, good duration and lacing. Aroma has notes of fresh hops with citrus hints and some roasty notes. Flavor is bittery with resins and pine notes, moderate licorice in the finasl with a good bitterness with medium duration.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (985) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with off-white head. Hoppy, fruity and tropical fruits aroma. Roasted, hoppy, resinous and slightly sweet taste, with bitter ending. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3346) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is citrus, spice, chocolate, and fresh coffee. Taste is quite fruity with a moderate amount of hop bitterness. The backbone of the roasty malts blends in well with the IPA character. A well-executed example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2876) - 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.


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