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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Toxic Sludge is our version of the relatively new Black IPA style. Care should be taken to not spill this heavy ale, as the results could be disastrous, so please consume BP Toxic Sludge responsibly. Hopped at four stages of the brewing process, we combined a hoppy India Pale Ale with a richer, darker malt base for a full bodied beer that’s big on flavor. This limited release, specialty brew was crafted to benefit birds affected by BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill. 100% of the proceeds go to Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research for their “Spreading Our Wings” campaign. Available only in draft and 22-ounce bottles – you can do more for the birds than drinking your share of Toxic Sludge, donate or buy a cool, limited edition BP Toxic Sludge “Save the Buffleheads” Tshirt: bptoxicsludge.com

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 Thanks to djrn for sending me this bottle. The beer pours a medium brown color with a cream-colored head. The aroma is heavy on the roasted malt and chocolate. The beer smells more like a porter than a Black IPA because I don’t get any hops in the nose. There are definitely hops in the flavor. In addition to the chocolate and roasted malt, I get quite a bit of pine-flavored hops. Low bitterness. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A good beer for a good cause.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3107) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2011 Rerate on 2/12/2010. The aroma was musty, sweatsock, earthy hops. Some roastyness as well, some caramel. The appearance was a slightly translucent black, with a red hue. The flavor is earthy hops, caramel, brown sugar. At the end, some resiny, piney hop bitterness. Medium in body. Not bad, hardly great in this exciting new beer category. Drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2010
12/7/10. Draft. Nice mix of roasted notes and piney, catty, almost sour hop aroma. Nice flavor that leans more towards roasty with touches of sour hop.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of resin, pine needles, earthy, peppery. Tastes of light resin, some sweet caramel, tea. Spicy finish. Not as bold as some of their other projects, but enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12262) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2010
22oz bottle-pours a light brown head with lots of lacing and black color with red tint. Aroma is sweet dark malt-caramel/roasty, pine/resin hops. Taste follows. Towards medium body. Easy/lively.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2010
I just LOVE you guys at Blue Point. You sure know how to brew a hop!!!!!!! P nice and dark, though some light still came thru. Tan and creamy head lasts well into the beer, really nice lacing on my glass. Wonderful malt and hop aroma. Taste is all hop but not tooo bitter. Mouthfeel is good but not too heavy. A bit dry but a nice dry. Nice bittering on the back side. Supposed to send a bottle of this to a Lost professional Scouter from the Island now in Las Vegas. Do I send it, or drink it? I was all over you guys when you were in Asheville to get this to the NC Coast! It was worth the wait! Thanks for knowing your way around brewing and how to treat a Hop!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Great beer for a great cause. Rich dark appearance with slightly tan head. Nice hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8283) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Pours dark mahogany with full mocha head and some sheet lacing. The aroma is full and rich and inviting with notes of citrus hops mixing with pin hop resin, some chocolate, sweet toffee candy and a thin layer of dark roasted malts. The taste is rich with dark roasted malts running into a firm layer of pine hop bitterness as well as citrus hops around the edges. By midway the malt sweetened citrus surges forward just in front of lingering pine hop resin and dark roasted malts. Man. I can drink this all the time. Yum.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9553) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2010
Pression @ Lagerhaus. Cette bière renforce mon idée que ce style de Black IPA est franchement une bonne découverte. Couleur est brune avec une mousse dans des tons léger moka. Arôme de malt, grillé, limite de la molasse, caramel, le tout est agrémente de note de citron et de houblon. Au palais, cette dernière donne un superbe goût de grillé et de malt le tout suivi de qcq notes de café en poudre, de grains le tout étant balance par le houblon et un côté pin et citron qui caractérisent ce style de bière.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (2176) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Very solid black IPA. Pours a deep amber, borderline black but light gets throug faintly. Aroma is caramel and citrus. Taste is sweet with muted bitterness. Smokeyness lingers. Nice


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