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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: it’s 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, you’d be convinced you were holding a highly hopped IPA from the Pacific Northwest. It’s deceptively smooth and sessionable, so tread carefully.


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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
damoninja (3) - D, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 Oh yes, maybe the best ipa I?ve had. Looks like a stout, smells sweet with a mild hint of tang, not the usual sour you get from an ipa. Love it, must try. Wheatsheaf in Adelaide had on Tap at tome of review.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brenhophead (553) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2012
500mL bottle, pours black with a tan head and an amazing sweet hoppy/grapefruit aroma with a hint a darker malt. Straight up i get the grapefruit flavour as the perfect carbonation dances over the tongue. Its all backed up by a nice malt backing which is hard to pull flavour from because the hops dominate as they should. Amazing black IPA and i have loved every temple beer so far.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rangi (572) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2012
Just a really nice smooth beverage with a nice amount of bitterness and tasty aroma bought about by a well brewed and used hops. Almost pitch black poor with a tan head that does not disappear. This is an awesome beer that goes down so easily.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (344) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours black with a short tan head. Big piney hop aroma, smells like a killer IPA. Taste is awesome, dark malts blended with a nice hop profile make for a complex and challenging style. Dark malts, chocolate, pine and a touch of light citrus. Great bitterness, great body, great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewBandit56 (17) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2012
500ml bottle from mane liquor. Pours a deep borderline black with a 1 finger dense white head that just hangs there till the end. Very mild "green hoppy" aroma. Great roasted malt and espresso taste that follows with a faint mocha end. The most notable part of this beer was the smooth mild bitterness of the hops which hit you from the start and just makes u want to go back for more! The only disappointing part of the beer was when I realised I didn’t have any more left.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (904) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Bottle from mane liquor. Pours black with a solid lasting tanned head. Aromas include lots of citrus fruits, grapefruit, dark chocolate and roasted. Loads of roasted malts and dark chocolate Backed by slight tropical fruits. Nicely of carbonated. chocolate more evident as the beer warms. Wonderful black IPA one of the best beers in Australia

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jado (516) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2013
Pours the expected ’midnight’ black, although some reddish highlights can still be seen. Fluffy tan head with visible carbonation. Toasty malt and pine resin come through in the aromas. Pine resin and hoppy bitterness are to the fore on tasting, but this mellows out leaving a more rounded chocolate and malt flavours at the end, with just a hint of vanilla. This is a big but very well balanced black IPA. Very tasty indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3070) - 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 don’t 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gramoit (353) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2012
Pine hops strong on the nose. Taste is very smooth with medium-high bitterness and includes plenty of hops but with a strong dark chocolate flavor.


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