Black Carpet Magic
Foreign Objects Beer Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #2,129
Ranked #16,951
4.07 | pDev: 4.91%
Foreign Objects Beer Company
New York, United States
Very Good
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: hazy burnt yellow color that looks like straw. Pours a 2 finger head that dissipated quickly

S: big punch of tangerines and apricot upfront. Mango, ripe strawberries, passionfruit, and wet crackers. A touch of peach. Something almost pee-like at the end

T: follows the aroma. Tangerine, apricot, and pineapple sweetness. Some onion and garlic that is very muted behind that. A bit of caramel sweetness and grass as well. Orange juice at the end

M: medium mouthfeel that is slightly fluffy. Moderate carbonation

O: nice flavor on this one. Good balance of tropical and earthy, though it leans more towards the earthy side. Aroma isn’t the best , but the flavor is there

Oct 15, 2021
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on December 12, 2019. Tell your secrets to the streets! Enjoy this upbeat psychedelic soundtrack while enjoying this upbeat and psychedelic beer! A mélange of Citra, Cashmere, and Hallertau Blanc hops create heady aromas of Sauvignon grape must, sweet melon, grapefruit bitters, and deep hop resin. Everyone knows everything!

Mar 07, 2020
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pint can - no date - poured into a tulip at 48F.

Awesome can art.

Pours an ultra-hazy bright yellow-orange, topped with two fingers of dense off-white head that slowly recedes, leaving some sticky lacing behind. Very little visible effervescence.

Nose: Super fruity and juice-forward. I am not at all familiar with Cashmere hops, but Citra and Hallertau Blanc are very evident. Just dripping with grapefruit, tangerine, pinepple, mango, white grape, melon, passuonfruit, papaya, and some fresh green grass. Zero dank earthiness or black pepper notes. Soft pale malt base, maybe some wheat, likely some oat. Unique.

Palate: Without hesitation, this beer bombards the palate with somr DDH Citra madness. Just an unrealistic concentration of candied tangerine, grapefruit, orange, Meyer lemon, pineapple, and mango. These Citra flavours quickly shift towards white grape, horned melon, Moscato, passionfruit, guava, Manuka honey, and a bouquet of exotic tropical fruit. The hops are extremely resinous, but the bitterness never gets distracting. You'd expect face-melting bitterness with this much hop resin, but it never goes that far. The beer dries out very quickly and lingers on and on with super resinous tropical fruit essence. As for the malt, this all exists on a very thin, ultra-pale malt platform. It's as though they used the absolutely bare minimum amount of malt necessary. It's all sticky resinous hops.

Mouthfeel/Body: This beer has one of the most bizarre mouthfeels I've seen in an IPA. It isn't thin, in the sense that it's watery, it's just...there's zero resistance. It has the body of a West Coast IPA. No fluffy pillowy could chug this like water (never chug alcohol - sit and slowly enjoy it). Again, it isn't at all watery, it's just like it slides down the hatch with a magnetic force. So easy to drink and, if I dare to use this word...smooth. You don't know "smooth" until you try this. Smooth like a flat beer, yet it has plenty of crisp effervescence. A truly incredible texture.

Overall: I really dig this one. Lately, I've been a bit burned out on IPAs, and it's hard to find something that really stands out in today's hoppy beer market. Nelson-hopped beers are a good bet, but are few and far between. This actually has some similar characterists to Nelson, but isn't quite as crazy. The Cashmere and Hallertau Blanc really add something special to this that allows it to stand out in a crowd of Mosaic, Simcoe, and Citra everything. The malt bill is very unique, and it has a body that drinks with the ease of a 5% beer, with every drop of its 7.7% flavour and character, with a freshness that's only rivaled by day-old Maine Beer Co. hops. The stuff is pricey, but it's worth trying. Highly impressed, and will snatch it again if given the opportunity.

Dec 28, 2019
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avalon07 from South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had a yellow / orange color and a pretty cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A decent, but not spectacular, aroma of hops, citrus fruit, melon, tropical fruit, a vinous quality, and malt.

T: Tasted of a bit of white wine grapes (kind of an odd inclusion), some light malt notes (mostly in the finish), a moderate amount of hops (not overdone), a little citrus fruit (grapefruit, especially), a hint of melon, and some tropical fruit (mango). Not a bad flavor, but it seems a little thin. Needs a little oomph.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth and creamy finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An uneven beer, but it has its good qualities. Worth a look.

Dec 01, 2019
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mntlover from Tennessee

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale orange. Small white head light lace. Aroma is citrus hops light venous notes on a grainy like malt. Taste is nice lots of fruity notes light veggies in a good way some grapes. Good bitterness without being tounge scrapping. Citrus herbal like blend of bitterness. Mouhfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall I like it a little different lightly hazy but not too fruity, nice enough hop kick.

Nov 20, 2019
Black Carpet Magic from Foreign Objects Beer Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 16 ratings