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


on tap


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2831) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2012
Pours black with a lasting, light tan head. Nose shows pine, citrus, nectarines and grapefruit, along with very soft roasted malt and some crystal malt. The roasted malt is more prominent as a flavour, but thereís also a fair hit of sweet malt underneath to stop things from getting to dry. In terms of hops itís an assault of pine and grapefruit followed by an aggressively bitter finish. Excessive carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium light tan head, which lasts fairly well and leaves good lacing. The aroma is an enticing blend of aggressive pine resin and grapefruit hops with dark, nutty malt notes. Powerful grapefruit hops up front mix with a milder hint of pine needles before giving way to bitter coffee and roasty malt. A touch of cocoa appears towards the finish, which is dominated by pine needle hops. A decent black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1827) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2012
Dark brown colour excellent head and lacing. Chocolate malt hop atoma. Smooth fruity spicy chocolate malt flavour. Rich lingering palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (830) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2013 Smell is hops and roasted character. Taste is more resiny quality in amongst the dark malts. Palate is perhaps too bitter after roast fades; not enough fruity dry hopped character. But it is a beer which grows on you, once you can deal with the bitterness. Ended up liking the intensity and boldness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12711) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (732) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2013
Definitely an easy drinker. Bland when too cold but very worthwhile above 8c. Aroma some light grassy hop character with dark toffee. Flavour some cocoa and toasty notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2013
This is an odd one. It looks great with a reasonable aroma, upfront it has a nice taste but it quickly deteriorates to become really bitter and unpleasant. Overall not the best Black IPA.

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