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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: 194   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (3190) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
Keg at Cask pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A black coloured pour with a very thin tan head on top. Hoppy, malty aroma. Tastes malty, hoppy, chocolate, distinct grapefruit taste in the background, slight bitterness. Rich and complex. Another quality brew from the excellent Magic Rock.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (3084) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (3082) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
Poursblack with low off white head Aromas yeastie, chocolate, black and roasted maltyness Taste has roasted malts, somewhat hoppy of tropical fruits, hints of coffee and dark bitter chocolate

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (3080) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 1, 2014
On tap at animal, Madrid. dark color with thin head. Soft body. Hop and roasted aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival 2014. THX everyone for sharing todays beers. Black beer. Nose is mostly hoppy, though little roasted side. Taste is quite bitter and little sweet. Little roasted here again

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle from Luvians, St Andrews. A black beer with a fair, light tan head. Aroma is lovely with passion fruit and grapefruit hop characters, presumably Nelson Sauvin. Juicy passion fruit and pineapple hop flavours give way to coffee, roasty malt, burnt toast and chocolate. The flavours are intense but this is a seriously drinkable beer. I would love to try this on cask. Brilliant stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2993) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2015
Pours dark brown with a large, lasting head. Nose shows soft roasted and toasty malt along with a bready character and spicy, piny and fruity hops. Similar flavours, with more roasted malt and caramel followed by a massive resinous and piny hop hit.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2986) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Black pour. Big tan head with plenty of lacing. Big danky, oniony, malty, caramel aroma. Huge hop presence. A little musty. Malty, danky flavor with some earthy notes. A slight pepper flavor. A little thin, but still decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2986) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Black pour with a beige head. Sweetcorn, blackcurrant and blackberry nose. Nice. Dark fruit flavour with a hint of malt and caramel. Quite a smooth character. Long bitter-sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2932) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle from Great Grog, Edinburgh
Very dark brown black....ruby light edges...frothy tan head...good lacing
Aroma - Very hoppy...grass hops..bit musty...damp hay..some grapefruit in the background...dark caramel malts...whiff of car tyre...much more hops than malts
Taste - Loads of hops..grassy..some spicy hops..citrus grapefruit more prominent than aroma....resinous..dark caramel and roasted malts in the background
Palate - soft carb..medium....bitter hops......citrus tang. Finish of grapefruit and grassy hops...lots of bitterness but not too much...wee bit of coffee in the lingering tail
Overall - I prefer Black IPAs to be more stouty than this which is very much more towards the IPA part of the spectrum but the hops have great flavour in this beer. I still prefer Thornbridge Raven over this but its still a great beer


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