overall
98
97
style
Brewed by Magic Rock Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Black IPA fuses speciality malts with a tropical punch bowl of new world hops to deliver a contradictory yet cultured concoction. A classically pale aroma and quenchingly fruity palate belies a broodingly dark and deceptive appearance. Can a beer be both black and pale? Time to consult the Magic 8 Ball.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (2511) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2017
Keg @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Looks clear, black with hints of ruby. Creamy tanned head, good lacing. Citrus hoppy and roasted aroma, ash, hay and uniral cake. Dry and smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Great roasted taste with a fresh citrus hoppy spike. Licorice, grapefruit, kiwi, cold coffee and ash. Dry and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (3101) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2017 Draft at Khyber Pass. Very dark brown pour that starts with a thick khaki head. Nice lace. Odd mix of pale and burnt malts. Some spicy bitterness but not particularly hoppy. Charred grapefruit. Pumpernickel. Blackcurrant. Treacle. Cola. Peat. Black liquorice. Marmite. Interesting but not sure it completely works.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Keg Third of a Pint at BrewDog, Soho, London in Dec 2015 - Pitch Black in colour. Average beige head. Fair lacing. Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, toffee, liquorice. Hoppy; piney hops, nice hop bitterness. Fruity; citrus and tropical fruits. Bitter roast chocolate and liquorice malty throughout with balancing fruit and hop bitterness. Good Black IPA! (2015-12-22)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - JUL 25, 2016
On tap @ the brewery. Black colour with medium tan head. Citrus, orange zest, roasted malts and tropical fruits in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet with fruity and roasty notes. Dry and bitter finish. Overall, a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7704) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2016
Tap at Beerlovers. Pours clear dark Brown. Small white head. Smell is aromatic hops. Bit malty ( dark malts ) taste is Sharp, hoppy, mild bitter, bit aromatic, mild grainy backbone. Bit creamy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allanmb (261) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Pours very dark brown with good off white head. Aromas of tropical fruit and zest. Slight hint of roasted malt. Taste is pine hop dominance with orange and tropical fruit and roasted malt. Dry bitter finish. Perhaps a hint of herb or pepper? A touch more stouty than other black IPAs

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (3024) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
Tap paf. Pours Black with a off white head. Aroma of juicy tropical hops, peach, orange, grape, subtle roast notes, mild licorice. Very balanced. Taste is rather hoppy bitter, light roast. Very good balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (3344) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2016
Fat @ lrepubliken. Helt svart l med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av lakrits, kaffe och grapefrukt. Smakinslag av rostad malt, kaffe, lakrits och grapefrukt. En ltt ton av alkohol str ngot i smaken. Oljig munknsla.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mithe (1729) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 2, 2016
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Citrusy, light roasted malt.
Appearance: Opaque black. Medium, light brown head.
Taste: Medium sweet, roasty, citrusy, earthy, medium bitter, light dark fruits.
Palate: Medium body. Long dry, bitter finish.
Overall: Good, but not so special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (11962) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
Draught @ Biercab, Barcelona. Pours very dark brown with creamy tan head, lacings. Aorma of roasted malt, caramel, little coffee, licorice, fresh grassy hops, citrus. Flavor is light bitter, malty, licorice, little coffee, grassy, fruit, citrus. Medium body, average carbonation, dry and lasting bitter finish. 270416


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