Brewed by Sadler’s
Style: Black IPA
Lye, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask & bottle; Regular.

Black IPA.
Brewed with Five different malts and five different hop varieties. Dark and delicious yet refreshing and hoppy.
See:. Black
Smell: Fruit, Spice, Roasted
Taste: Orange, Berries, Roasted

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Rasmus40 (20935) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2017
Cask @ Victoria, Birmingham. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. Lacks hops for a Black IPA. 260717

saxo (18585) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2017
Cask @ Victoria, Birmingham. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, hops, flowers, caramel and has a nice bitter finish.

HopsDoctor83 (9) - Walsall, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 Rich dark colour, really fruity smell like rich fruit cake. Sharp taste best sipped and savoured

Onesimus (86) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2017
It was the write up promise of a blend of five different malts and five different hops that kinda spiked my taste interest from the get-go. Pfftsshhhh off pops the top and the experience begins. Almost instantly you are aware of the malty and citrusy aromas and I haven't even begun to pour. Gently I roll the dark mahogany beverage down the side of the glass and the creamy beige head peaked at two fingers sitting cockily above the glass rim. After pausing for a few minutes to get comfortable I bugle the beer. There's lots going on but mainly on the malt side there is dark fruits and hints of cocoa and coffee. On the hop side there faint hints at a delicate floral bouquet. In the mouth I think Saddlers have misjudged it. Its surprisingly and a little disappointingly only medium-thin with a lowish carbonation - hence it's to thin for stout and to lifeless for an IPA. On to the flavours - upfront is the maltiness with a modicum of mordant cocoa coming through but this is rapidly replaced by the pithy bitterness that is quite satisfying. Then just as you are savouring this along comes a delightful, delicate but very distant orange zing that orbits the palate to finish I've tried a few of these blended genres beers and this has some good points but for me this one didn't work to well and left me somewhat disappointed ��

SilkTork (5738) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2017
500ml dark bottle, filtered, from Tesco. A pleasant dark beer. Fairly stout like with roasted malt flavours. They are calling this a Black IPA, but I’m not seeing where the IP{A part is coming in. Yes, there are hops, but the main character here is the roasted malts. This is more in the tradition and character of a stouts than in any awareness of an IPA traditional or modern. Ho hum. What’s in a name - a stout by any other name would taste as roasty....

deanso (10141) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 16, 2017
50cl bottle. Medium creamy beige head. Clear almost black pour. Lovely bitterness. Nicely done.

FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2017
Draught (Fort St. George, Cambridge)
Dark, small spongy beige head. Nice roasty treacly aroma. Flat palate. Dirty burnt taste. Harsh and messy. Burnt finish, drying.

BeardedAvenger (799) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Cask at Old Wheatsheaf, Frimley Green. Aroma of leather smeared with cheap chocolate. Cola black. Beige head fades to a crescent moon. Medium bitter. Sour, really sour. Berries and quinine. Previous beer had a sour edge so possibly the issue is the pub. Light bodied. Watery. Leaves a slick sensation around my teeth. Gets increasingly more astringent. Did not enjoy.

jjsint (3116) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Handpull cask at the Rock, Cambridge. Very dark brown. Certainly bordering on black. Liquorice, malt, soot and spruce in the aroma. Taste is malty but very chalky and sweet. Short to medium cloying finish. Oily body. Not great and not really a BIPA.

Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2016
Fra fat på Gog & Magog, Plymouth 22 Sep 16. Svart. Lavt mokkafarget, stabilt skum. Teppelacing. Aroma av plommer. Smaken lettrøstet malt - men også mye frukt. Tørr kaffe i avslutningen.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5