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


on tap

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RATINGS: 463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Keg & Bottle conditioned; Regular. Has been seen on Cask.

Full bodied jet-black ale with a pale-tan head. Abundant fresh hop aromas suggesting zesty citrus pulp and forest fruits.

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Bygers (1184) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a black colour with beige head that leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is toffee, roast malts, sweet caramel, coffee. Taste is roast malts, coffee, caramel, sweetness, fruity hops, finish is gentle bitter and sweet. Great balance. Thick body, carbonation is medium. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Clear dark pour turns out as black in glass, magic! Nice color, one finger creamy light brown head sticks nicely giving good lacing rings. Hoppy fresh and fruity aroma, pine needles, roasted malt, tropicality. Good palate, oily but not sticky, medium bodied, slick, bitter but not overwhelmingly, semisweet, long nuanced and lively finish. Really good stuff in all areas.

Mr_Pink_152 (4988) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
On tap at the Buxton brewery tap house. Jet black with an off white head. Aroma is fruity and then roasted malts. The taste is slightly sweet with a big bitter finish.

Florya (2023) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Black color, medium tan head. Aroma: hops, citrus, coffee, pine . Palate: medium body, low carbonation.

MarcoRod (3) - - FEB 19, 2015 does not count
On draft in Madrid. Light bodied Black IPA. A bit hazy and a deep dark brown color. A little light on aroma for me, but the balance is fantastic. Carb level is perfect, and a great bitterness level that is present, but allows the malt character to come through. Great example of the style!

budedou (977) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2015
Tropical fruits, coffee, chocolate and a hint of grass in the aroma. Almost black with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Full body with a average carbonation.Nice balancing.

Hideipa (24) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
D’un brun très foncé, cette bière laisse un mince collet beige. Des arômes de torréfaction s’entremêlent aux effluves d’houblons plutôt agrumes. En bouche, c’est d’abord l’amertume et le malt torréfié qui sont perçus, mais s’en suit rapidement les agrumes et la mangue. En finale, c’est une combinaison de café, d’amertume et de résine. Une texture légèrement crémeuse et agréable en bouche, on a là une black IPA bien balancée!

highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2015
Remember when IPAs were bronze or orange? Me neither. The pendulum has swung so far that the black tide has temporarily swept good Australian bottle shop shelves clear of traditional IPAs. This is a good bottle-conditioned English example of the style. Prodigious lacing head. Aroma of mango, passionfruit and milky coffee. Bright citrus flavours with a resinous, piney finish. Espresso notes and some alcohol burn. Phlegmy. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 11/6/15)

alex_leit (4034) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 9, 2015
Cask. Black color with beige foam. Grassy aroma of hops, even wormwood, very hoppy flavor, soft carbonation, creamy taste with powerfull bitterness. Good Black IPA.

tderoeck (9656) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
9/I/15 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: 11/VI/15, bottled: 11/IX/14 (2015-25) Thanks to The_Osprey for the trade!

Little hazy deep brown beer, huge creamy beige head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: bit piny, citrus, caramel, some mocha, sweet malts, cheesy touch, fruity, some strawberry jam. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of citrus, little sour, bitter hops, bit resinous. Aftertaste: soft roast, very bitter hops, resinous, citrus, bit piny, oily hops, long lasting bitterness. Very nice stuff!

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