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

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 2012, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120119]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
12th July 2012
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Clear dark brown beer. Residual pale tan head. Smooth palate, very low carbonation. A little bit of dark malt. Mild mild piney hops. Trace of red berry. Finishes neutral. Inoffensive but seems a bit tired.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
Med brown. Aroma is basically toasty. Light, toasty character. Not much hop. Bit of nutty sweetness in the finish. Decent brown ale, but nothing cascadian.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2010
Cask at The Old Fountain Beer Festival. Pours clearish brown with a creamy, off-white film. Light citrus hops and roasted malts on the nose. Not to much IPA-ness in the flavor, and only moderate roast. Lightly bready and lightly bitter. Nicely balanced. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Nice finish, with some malty sugars, light drying and some citrusy, semi-sticky bitters. Good, but drinks a bit more like a mild or ESB, just a touch sweeter. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
Cask. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10220) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, London. Dark brown with off white head. The roasted malt flavours are definitely there, maybe a little thin, but charred husk notes and chocolate, however; I didnít get the hops very much, there wasnít the prominence I was expecting. A touch disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Junction Inn, Otley 04/12/2010 Slight malt aroma. White head. Copper dark coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness in a bitter full malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2011 Cask conditioned air pressure Euston Tap London. A nearly black beer with a white head. A good citrus aroma. Oranges notes. The taste has decent hops and light roast. Itís a good dark hoppy beer but Iím sure Iíd call this a Black IPA. Score 3.7
Subsequent rating scored 3.1. Average becomes 3.4

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Cask at the Euston Tap, thanks to Rilester for the tip off, 19/03/14. Dark chestnut brown with a well appointed light beige head, good lacing ensues. Nose is floral hops, light tropical notes, perfumed twang, rose hip. Taste comprises more floral notes, Turkish Delight, light roast, hint of tropicana, a little hoppage. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, light bitter linger at the close. Looks and feels the part but doesnít really tick the boxes for this style at the business end of things, just not hoppy or bitter enough. That said itís an inoffensive easy drinking affair and better than a fair amount of the twig water Iíve encountered in recent months!


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