Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Black IPA
Shipley, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Regular.
A black IPA, with the roast malt flavours of a stout and the bitterness and fresh pine aroma of the Cascade hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2012
On cask at the 2012 NWAF, Manchester. Pours a brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma isn’t particularly hoppy, more malty with yeast quite prominent. Similar flavours. Quite dry to finish with mild carbonation. Not a black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5285) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. An attractive, deeply dark, ruby red colour with a loose beige head; the aroma is hoppy and slightly spicy; rather thin, with slightly earthy, fruity malts; than a gently tingling bitterness, leading to a dry, spicy hop finish. Not exactly a fullbodied IPA, but very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (18086) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2011
cask at AGBell ... deep brown .... bubbly light tan head ... soft toffee hop nose ...harsh woody bitter tofffee mlats .... lighht chocolate ... light mellow pine linger ... very middling

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1910) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2011
Cask at Samuel Lloyd, JDW, Corby. Pours black with thin head. Well hopped and smooth. Similar to a sweet German dunkelbier. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (3028) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2011
Cask at the Abraham Darby, JDW, Brierley Hill. Pours black with a medium head. Aroma is strawberry with a little roast. Taste is mostly yoghurt with some fruit. Quite silky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2543) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 14, 2011
Cask @ The King’s Highway, Inverness 111011
Chestnut brown, very thin off white head, clear.
Very light aroma of citrus hops and roasted malt.
Taste of citrus grapefruit and lemon hops, not intense like other black IPAs, underlying roasted malt, well balanced if somewhat subtle.
Palate - citrusy tangy finish wit a bit of roasted malt....lingering powdery cocoa bitterness...smooth.....soft carb...medium texture.
Overall - Seems to be brewed to introduce Black IPA to newbies - a weaker flavoured version, but still a reasonably good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DanielBrown (4163) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2011
Hand pulled at the Briar Rose, Birmingham. Ruddy dark brown, mit a creamy 10mil of head. No smell. Taste: urgh. Sweet diacetyl, light toffee, sugar sourness. Thin, plain, dull bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
Cask at the Friendship, Fallowfield. Very dark brown with a thick tan head leaving good lacing. Very little, if any, aroma. Not much in the way of flavour, either, some caramel and a little roast malt. Too sweet in the finish. Very uninspired.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1494) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2011
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in September 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Mahogany black in colour with a thin off white head. Sweet hedgerow berry fruit in the short aroma. Thick creamy mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts gives a mix of treacle fudge and ripe juicy brambles. Slight hop flowers present in the bitter dry aftertaste. Finish is fruity with dry woody notes. A cracking example of a traditional old ale and highly recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3900) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2011
Cask @ The Henglers Circus JDW. Mild roasted caramel aroma. Very dark brown colour, reasonable head. Sweet roasted toffee hop flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A lot less intense than an American Black IPA but quite enjoyable.

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