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63
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style
Brewed by Golden Triangle
Style: Black IPA
Norwich, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Status uncertain.

Black Hops is a distinctive Black "IPA" of 4.6% abv, brewed with East Anglian Malt and 3 types of American hops. Rather than the somewhat contradictory description of black "IPA" we are calling it an India Black Ale or IBA.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (2043) - Sydney, - JAN 7, 2013
Cask (gravity) - Norwich Beer Festival 2012. Poured a clear chestnut brown with a bubbly, creamy and lasting off-white head. Subtle grapefruit, pine and resin aromas. slight roasted malt and coffee flavour with citrus and pine beneath all lingering well into the finish. Some biscuity pale malt in the aftertaste to boot. Soft, light to medium body with a good depth of flavour throughout.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12006) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2017
Cask at Kings Head in Norwich, shared with friends. Tiny beige head over a brown coloured body. Berry fruits on the nose, hints of dark malts. Blended taste dark fruits, brown malts and resinous bitterness towards the ending. Medium bodied. Pretty nice (18.02.2017).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (2300) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Cask at the Kings Head, Norwich. Pours deep chestnut brown with a lasting off white head. Aroma of hop, light chocolate, dark fruit. Light sweetness and medium bitterness. Medium body and slight sticky texture, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (11550) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Cask @ Kings Head, Norwich. Pours black with an offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, fruity hops, citrus. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, malty caramel, fruity hops. Medium body, light oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 180217

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (19158) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Cask @ kings Head, Norwich. Clear very dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 180217

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (17909) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Cask @ Kings Head, Norwich. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, grain, roast malt, hops and nuts. Light bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47127) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2016

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2015, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Golden Triangle Black Hops IBA ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dark malt, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, fruity, wood, light pine. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, roasted, dark malt, fruity, wood, licorice notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150812]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (4162) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Aroma: slightly toasted malts, some dry, dark chocolate. Appearance: clear amber, small, off-white, creamy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: chocolate and toasted malts again, soft carbonation, grain malts, some floral hops. Overall: nice and well-balanced, soft Black IPA. Pint at GBBF 2015, Kensington Olympia.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7621) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Dark reddy brown, still, small foamy tan head. Aroma is resinous, citrus. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is light, earthy, resinous, citrussy, smooth minty finish. A bit underdone maybe but decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (13767) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. It pours clear brown with a small beige head. The nose is soft, rich roast, red fruits, jam, dried berry and dull pine notes. The taste is bitter, charred wood, toast, roasted malt, leather, bitter-sweet character and pepper. Medium body and fine carbonation. Simple and easy-going. Not particularly hoppy in my opinion

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 2. Dark amber beer with a small beige head. Hoppy roasted aroma, licorice, citrus, grass, cocoa notes. roasted cocoa flavor, licorice, grapes, hay notes, some chocolate.


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