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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 193   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (3584) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
@Borefts 2014, Was al even op zoek geweest naar deze, kwam pas later op de tap. zwart met lichte kaki kraag. aroma van zeer lichte den, wat nat gras, zoetig, alcohol, lichte BIPA kenmerken helaas.Smaken van lichte den, nat gras, matig zoet, lichte body en vrij dun van textuur, afdronk is zwak bitter die snel verdwijntm nee deze valt mij toch een beetje tegen (of ik had er graag meer van verwacht ;) )

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap, dark pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is bitter like an awesome black ipa, lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gad905 (202) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Keg at BD ShepBush. Clear dark brown, moderate cream head recedes to ring and spots, some fine lace. Aroma of caramel, roast, pine, citrus, touch of tropical. Taste of moderate sweet dark caramel burnt sugar, bitter hop and some roast, touch of dark chocolate, more citrus. Medium body, softish carb, nice long hoppy finish. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6833) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Keg at The Hope, Carshalton. Nearly black, big foamy off-white head. Aroma is piney hop, grass, bubblegum. Body is medium, a bit foamy, a touch spritzy. Taste is lightly medicinal, strong Turkish delight, pine, liquorice allsorts. Strong flavours, but not my favoured ones. Good beer though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (1294) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 3, 2014
Glass at craft beer Co. Pours black with red hue. Cream head. Floral dishwater aroma. Biscuit, caramel malts with pithy bitter finish. Medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11495) - Troms, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
Poured from keg at Grove Inn. Almost black as pitch. Shiny naked surface, dotted spots on the glass. Aroma of roasted, earthy malts. Dark fruity and dark honeyed flavours alongside coffee grounds leading to a long-lived ending of malty bitterness. Well bodied. A lovely, tasty drink (Huddersfield 09.07.2014).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (2656) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Keg York tap. Black good beige head. Aroma is dark fruits pine hops. Taste is dark berries good malts great strong pine long hoppy bitter finish. Medium body prickly carbonated. Proper BIPA this, lovely jubbely!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Love black ipas oh yeah. Almost black with a creamy pale tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, citrus n hops. Flavour is more black ipa goodness. Nailed this in minutes and loved it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (6440) - rebro, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
On tap, but I forgot which pub it was. Hoppy smell with grapefruit and citrus, dark bread and chocolate. Similar taste. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5583) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is citrus, spice, chocolate, and fresh coffee. Taste is quite fruity with a moderate amount of hop bitterness. The backbone of the roasty malts blends in well with the IPA character. A well-executed example of the style.


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