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18
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Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Black IPA
Shipley, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A black IPA, with the roast malt flavours of a stout and the bitterness and fresh pine aroma of the Cascade hop.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
Cask at HW. Black with no head. Aroma is slightly fruity, quite weak, nice bit not a huge mount going on. Taste has slight fruit, hint of coffee, hint of chocolate, again quite weak.  Thin and flat. Lacks punch, could do with being ramped up considerably.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
Winchester Beer Festival. Initially the aromas suggested a mild: quite smoky and dark, however in taste this had the bittterness and alcoholic tang of an IPA. Interesting and very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2980) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
Cask at Cask pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A dark ruby/black coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, hoppy, fruity. Rather thin but alright.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2860) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Cask at the NWAF, Manchester. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Sweet nose. Toffee apple aroma. Sweet spicy flavours (cinnamon, coriander). Spicy finish

2.9
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5956) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21124) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (3308) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2777) - 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.


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