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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (4515) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Keg at Rutland Arms, Sheffield. Juicy, fruity, mouth watering bitterness. Beautifully balanced roast malt character. Silly easy to drink. Could have caved myself in on this...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (9969) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Keg at the cock tavern. Barmaid poured me a pint by accidentally. Aroma is really nice fruity citrus tropical fruit and touch of roast. Opaque black and dark caramel with a persistent cream head and some lace. Really nice citrus hop and fruit just a hint of choc and roast. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (1801) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Bardzo smaczne Black IPA. W aromacie cytrusowa chmielowość z lekką nutą owocw tropikalnych. W smaku wytrawne, wręcz smukłe, wyraźnie goryczkowe. słd pełni rolę drugoplanową, ważną, acz ledwo dostrzegalną. Nie czuć go za wiele, ale doskonale balansuje smak tego piwa, nie jest ono wodniste. Bardzo wysoka pijalność.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16256) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Dark ruby-brown color, small steady beige head, lace. Aroma has gooseberries, bitterness and licorice. Medium-bodied. Licorice and ashy toasted maltyness dominates first, then aftertaste has some citrusy hoppyness with more licorice. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23793) - Malm, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2013
Draft @ LCBF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel flavor with hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5700) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
On tap. Clear deep ruby brown with off white head. Aroma sweet and pleasant, caramel, candy, perfume. Taste is a little less sweet, some rougher roasted notes, liquorice, rye, with a bitter/astringent finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ration (2153) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2013
300913. Tap at Bishops Arms, rebro, Sweden. Pours black with a small head. Aroma dry hops. Black ipa typical taste. Pure on its genre. Not Bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acid303 (674) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - SEP 27, 2013
On tap @ Homo Sibaris bar, served in Shaker. Pours deep dark brown, almost black, with yellowish creamy crown on top. Orange peel and caramel on the nose, some toasty notes. The flavour is mostly citrus and pine (specially the aftertaste), but one also gets roasted malts and dark chocolate. The palate is dry as expected, not that fruity IMO. Medium body, good carbonation. A really good job overall, no disappointment.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2427) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
Keg at The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head. Hoppy tropical fruit aroma - pineapple, mango, passion fruit. Light to medium body, fruity with some candy and trop flavours, bitter chocolate, hint of coffee with nice grapefruit bitterness. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3550) - FINLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Draught at William K, Annankatu, Helsinki. Pours really dark brown in color with a creamy, slightly tan head. Pine, citrus and notes of coffee in aroma. Quite nice mix of these here. Roasted coffee notes in taste with some citric fruityness lingering beneath. Feels pretty dark, even if there is that fruity element present. Has even got a nice, slightly sweet chocolatey vibe towards the finish. Pretty nice one, even if it feels a bit too sweet from time to time. Leaves one with a quite roasted coffee bitterness in the end.

-- bb/wp


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