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Mohawk Oxymoron Black IPA (2013)

Mohawk Brewing Company
Formerly brewed at Slottskällans Bryggeri

Style: Black IPA
Täby, Sweden
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Oxymoron är en vidareutveckling av förra årets Black IPA Easter Edition. Som namnet säger är ölen en motsättning i sig själv, en mörk ljus öl. Humleprofilen motsvarar en IPA men med lätt kropp och mörk stoutaktig färg, fast utan de rostade tonerna. Oxymoron bryggs med Pilsner-, Pale-, Munich-, havre-, råg-, ljus karamell- och mörk karamellmalt. Humlesorterna är Amarillo, Cascade, Citra, Columbus, Crystal, Magnum och Simcoe. (Oxymoron is a development of last year’s Black IPA Easter Edition. As the name states the beer is a contradiction in itself, a dark light beer. The hop profile corresponds to an IPA albeit with a light body and a dark, stout-like colour, though without the roasted notes. Oxymoron is brewed with Pilsner, Pale, Munich, oat, rye, and light and dark caramel malts. The hop varieties are Amarillo, Cascade, Citra, Colombus, Crystal, Magnum and Simcoe)

Melker's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melker (231) - Varberg, - NOV 5, 2012
Nice hoppy aroma, grapefruit, citrus, grass. Also some caramel and roasted malts. Hoppy flavour and sweet malts, coffee, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JimmyBoy74 (330) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
33 cl systembolaget. Svart färg. Doftar lite fruktigt och hemligt . Smakar fruktigt och humligt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senap (410) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
Flaska från SB. Svart som synden med ett gräddigt skum. Smakar ipa, ganska god och trevlig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MSBrindbergs (495) - Solna, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
Flaska från SB. Mörkbrun med röd ton och ett fint ljusbrunt skum. Tror att de mängder av olika sorters malt och humle som är i tar ihjäl varandra lite, men barrskog, citrus och lakrits känns. Även i smaken blir det svårt, en mish mash av allt liksom. Kaffet dröjer sig kvar. Inte min typ av öl...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jahe (78) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
A very black IPA with a nice thick brownish head. Aroma with pine forest, chocolate and some fruit in the background. Medium body. A very nice dry easter IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abrakarl (372) - SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Had this before in an earlier version. Mohawk usually make nice beer and this is no exception. Only that I now know that black IPA isn’t my favourite style, probably The idea is to have the best of two worlds, but no.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamTheBarrel (522) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2014
330ml 2014 years vintage brown bottle, with a simplistic designed black and white label. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a large tan foamy head with good retention, that when reduced left some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, rye bread and lemon peels. Flavours of grapefruit, rye bread, caramel, lemon peels and a hint of liquorice. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, oily texture and average carbonation. Overall a great Black IPA, beers brewed with rye suit me perfectly, I think the rye spiciness complements the hops nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (1906) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014
Smak och doft av humle, malt, citrus, choklad, salmiak, grapefrukt, tall, bröd och rostade toner. En frisk och välbalanserd svart IPA. Fruktig, lagom sötma med tydlig beska med smak av grapefrukt och tall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4828) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
330 ml bottle sampled in 2012. Close to black body with a foamy beige head. Nice aroma of dark, light roasted malt with pine. Flavor is sweet, light roasted malt, fruity and bitter with pines. Fine body and rather bitter in aftertaste. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3768) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2013
330 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Near black with small off white head. Aroma and taste of licorice, citrus, vanilla, chocolate, faint spice and lots of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1101) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle at home in the garden, 27th May 2013. Pours a deep black velvet. Aroma is hops and some liquorice, taste is smooth, some hops and some stout qualities, liquorice and a little cocoa. Good black IPA, could be a hybrid, bottle was great even though it looked like it was Best Before August 2012

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