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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (45028) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black colour with a large to huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, spruce, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licoric, hoppy, citrus - grapefruit, spruce, pine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120121]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (41350) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2015
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity. Toasted malty. Bitter, fruity and toasted dark malty. Bitter and hops fruity. Dry and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25552) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2012
[email protected] Tap, London. Deep ambery brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts along with some slight toffeeish and hoppy notes. Flavour is rather similar with the fruityness being more evident. A bit more like a hopped stout or porter than a black IPA, but still a good good beer nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23895) - Tyres, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pitch black, small beige head. Aroma of salty licorice and grapefruit. Dry with medium-full body, rounded mouthfeel. Hoppy, balanced with roastiness. Notes of tar, long bitter finish wherem dark chocolate and licorice lingers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23783) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
28th January 2012
Opaque black beer, tidy tan head. Crispy palate. Nice mellow dark malts with an undertone of toffee. Well integrated pine hops. Red berry fruits with mild orange hops. The lovely toffee dark malt comes back and rounds things off nicely. Semi dry finish. Great black IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (22147) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Bottle at home ... deep black ... thick tan head ... deep roast ... nice chocolate pine ... and oddly orange hop nose ... litte bitter front ... soft chocolate ... little thicker than most black ipas ... almost a light oatmeal ... sweet creamy pine and orange ... im enjoying the citrus tones from this ... hints of chocolate ... Oh yeah ... this is pretty solid ... and im well enjoying it. keg at red squirell ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast and big pine nose...little co2 prickly ... juicy roast ... dark malts ...soft pine hop ... big zezt ... beutifully drinkable

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (22016) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Draft at Birch & Barley. Completely black color, brown head. Nice aroma of citrus and roast. Taste is deep fruity roast, lightly bitter finish. Very tasty indeed.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (19179) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle at home in London, care of Nate Dawg. Pours black-brown with a vivacious, foamy beige head. Aroma holds a healthy dose of roasted malts with edges of pine and deep citrus. The flavor is heavy and bold and, immediately, I can understand why some people arent crazy about this beer. There are people who cant take a punch, whove never gutted it out properly in the dirty, the under. Theres a gritty bitterness to this beer thats just barely offset by a righteous roasted malt character sweetened by charred, beaten dark malts. The bitterness is earthy and piney, with only subtle hints of bright citrus. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes slightly dry with still some resinous, earthy and piney hops. Within the roasty undertow there are notes of coffee and bittersweet cocoa. The ending impression is that of grapefruit, charred malts and hope. Awesome beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18734) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
Draught at Craft Covent Garden, London. Black beer with a rich lasting beige head. Hoppy citrus aroma, chocolate, cocoa, licorice, floral, soot, some pine and mango. Hoppy licorice flavor, cocoa, chocolate, grapes, pine apples, mango, some peach. Fresh well balance BIPA with enough attitude.


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