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Brewed by Temple Brewery & Brasserie
Style: Black IPA
Brunswick East, VIC, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The Midnight IPA takes a traditional India Pale Ale, a hoppy high alcohol beer originally brewed in England in the 19th century, and adds a 21st century twist: itís jet-black. Brewed using a new roasted wheat from America (called Midnight wheat, and giving our beer its name), this black IPA achieves its colour without most of the roasted flavours and aromas you would normally expect in such a dark beer. Our take on this new sub-style of IPA is as hoppy as they come. The aroma offers an explosion of piney resinous hops, achieved through multiple kettle and dry hopping charges of Columbus, Centennial and Simcoe. If you were to close your eyes, youíd be convinced you were holding a highly hopped IPA from the Pacific Northwest. Itís deceptively smooth and sessionable, so tread carefully.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
11th June 2013
Tasting at Bruceís pad. Thanks to Leighton and Josh, Clear dark brown beer, small pale cream coloured head. Light pine and skunk hop nose. Smooth soft palate, airy. Mellow dark malts, semi dry. Touch of malt cream and even a trace of coffee. Hops follow the nose, mild skunk and pine. Semi dry finish. A light Black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle at Bruceís during the first stop of Jackís Farewell Tour in London. This one I got in a trade from Josh. Pours dark brown with a tight, creamy beige head. Nose has toasty pine, burnt toast, hints of grapefruit, some roast. Medium sweet flavor, more burnt toast, baking cocoa, moderate bitter earth, dry chocolate, burnt pine. Medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Finishes with sweet burnt toast, pine, dry dirt, light grapefruit, some bitter burnt wood. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6266) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Leighton/Josh. It pours deepest brown with a thick beige head. The nose is pine, light sweetness, cola, treacle and cola bottle sweets. The taste is roasted malt, earth, toast, good level of bitterness, toast, dull coffee, pine and alcohol with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body, moderate+ carbonation and soft mouth-feel. A decent BIPA by all accounts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4347) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle @ Bruceís. The pourís deep brown with a small head. The nose is roasted coffee, toffee, sweet caramelized brown sugar. Some compost pile, leaves. The taste is rich ashy roast malt. Some toffee. Bitter roasted chocolate. Woody hoppy finish. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, a solid BIPA. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3175) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2012
Tan head good block size very dark pour soft medium carbonation aromas pine citrus toffee chocolare dark and rich like mild coffee the flavours dark chocolate roasted taste dry cocoa medium bitter grapefruit taste strong lemon toffee coffee bean some bright malt and hop inthis ale the finish fruity citrus pine roasted and sweet malts lasting bitter dry note very good dark ipa so good on the palate

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3106) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2012
500ml bottle. Black as a moonless night with a good helping of light brown foam. Piney hop aromas burst forth and fill the nose. Quite light in the mouth with that familiar IPA flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
Tried a sample at the brewery last month. Black in body with tan head. Grapefruit in the aroma, also in the taste, pleasant bitterness and then some cocoa notes. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours brown bordering on black with a small, dense off white head which lasts for the duration of the beer. Nice lacing. Nose is quite hoppy. Lots of pine and grapefruit. Alludes to an unbalanced, very hoppy black IPA. Upon tasting I donít get that at all. Extremely well balanced in taste. Begins with the expected piney hops but quickly mellows out mid palate into soft powdered chocolate. Finishes very mocha like. Soft chocolate undertones grow over the top of the slightly sweet coffee hints that are there. Most enjoyable beer from Temple. Loved it

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2370) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle, 10C. Almost black with a light tan head that fades to a coat then sticks around. Aroma of grapefruit, orange blossoms, pine, licorice, a hint of cocoa (or my eyes are deceiving my nose). Silky mouthfeel, low carbonation. Taste has slight sweetness with a little mocha, plenty of bright citrus fruit, pine, lingering bitterness. Very clean palate which for me makes it lack a little charm - but the flavours ring out so clearly itís more than a fair swap. Very good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Massive beer. Aromas of caramel, roasted coffee, liquorice, flowers, pine, hints of vanilla. Taste is mostly bitter, with very long length. Palate is silky, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head.


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