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

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RATINGS: 154   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (1437) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Keg York tap. Black good beige head. Aroma is dark fruits pine hops. Taste is dark berries good malts great strong pine long hoppy bitter finish. Medium body prickly carbonated. Proper BIPA this, lovely jubbely!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3990) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2014. Thank you! Dark brown black with no head. Lots of mocha, cacao in the nose. Taste is cold coffee, syrup, brown sugar, lightly bitter, touch grass. Nice but not very hoppy for the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Bottle at home ... deep black ... thick tan head ... deep roast ... nice chocolate pine ... and oddly orange hop nose ... litte bitter front ... soft chocolate ... little thicker than most black ipas ... almost a light oatmeal ... sweet creamy pine and orange ... im enjoying the citrus tones from this ... hints of chocolate ... Oh yeah ... this is pretty solid ... and im well enjoying it. keg at red squirell ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast and big pine nose...little co2 prickly ... juicy roast ... dark malts ...soft pine hop ... big zezt ... beutifully drinkable

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3825) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Looks amazing and smells pretty darnt good too. Mouthfeel is smooth and ashy. Taste is different to what I expectorant it to beed. Notes of smoke, blackcurrant. It’s finishes a little like an English Strong Ale, with a bit of tree, tobacco and roots. Thick and smooth on tongue. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours black with thin tan head, nice lacing. Nice aromas of of coffee, mango, exotic fruit. Lovely flavours of coffee, juicy mango, dairy milk or cream as well, real passionfruit. Lovely smooth mouth-feel. Another Magic Rock winner.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7464) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2012 Bottle from ’Jacks’ Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon 07.02.12 consumed at home 09.02.12 Pours black with off white head. Good aroma, quite meaty and up front though not just with hops, some coffee, oxtail soup and pine. Taste is quite full on with good chocolate base that is loaded with hops, piney and also grapefruit but as good as the hops are, there is a lot of other stuff here, the maltiness comes to the fore and there is coffee also. Great beer. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov17 4.1 I had this again in bottle at MyBreweryTap, North Street, Brighton,Saturday 5th May 2012 The beer was faultless, the bar however really needs to sort out some of the niggles, it just felt a bit rushed and cheap. Great beer, I cannot really add to my previous review suffice to say that it is equally good in bottle as it is on tap (I had it on tap up in Leeds). A very fine example of a Black IPA. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov17 4.1

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frenger (367)
- Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle from mybrewerytap.com. Pours pitch black with no head. Smells a lot of pineapple and dark malts. Chewy and tasty. I like magic rock a lot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds. Black pour with a fading tan head. Enticing nose of resinous hop, citrus, roasted malt, brown sugar, and dark choc. Full bodied smooth and slightly oily mouthfeel. The flavour similarly displayed a winning combo of citrus hop bitterness and roasted notes. Maybe a hint of smoke lurking alongside more choc. Loads to admire here. A belter of a Black IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1520) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle, mybrewerytap.com. The beautiful ripe mango aroma is utterly at odds with this beer’s black appearance, but it really works. Against a background of smoky roasted malt the opposing flavours combine to produce a full bodied hop lovers dream, with plenty for the stout fans too. Lovely oily hop aroma comes in late on and there’s a long, rich bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swooper (1248) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
0,33l bottle, amazing good balanced malt and hoppy aroma, hopy is fresh from one side and vintage from the other. totaly dark, brown headmedium sweetness, very bitter, nice taste, love it. full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter, amazing beer, no flavour dont beating each other, very nice balanced beer. Gold medal for brewmaster


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