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Brewed by Birrificio Italiano
Style: Black IPA
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Initially presented as Nigra 3.0, renamed as Nigredo in June 2013.
Bottom fermented, hopped with German hops used in typical Dark IPA quantity.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4287) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Tap. Pours clear black with a large creamy brown head that sticks around and laces well. Aroma is smoky, grassy/herbal, roasty malts. Flavor follows, light sweet, smoky and roasty. Floral/herbal notes and light associated bitterness. Fairly light body, quite drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TommyFi (109) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 10, 2014
Una bella dark lager. Di colore granato scuro, quasi nera con una buona schiuma pannosa. Al naso gli odori erbacei del luppolo tostato le conferiscono un odore alternativo alle sorelle Black ipa, forse più intrigante, anche se può apparire come una trovata commerciale. In bocca la tostatura dei malti si sposa bene con il floreale e l’erbaceo del luppolo che comunque gioca un ruolo di primo piano. Il fatto che sia una bassa fermentazione le conferisce a mio parere quel tocco di secchezza in più che aiuta facendo in modo che non risulti alla lunga stancante.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - MAR 8, 2014
Un’ottima "black lager", ben luppolata, discretamente amara e godibilissima in tutta il suo germanico carattere! Gusto ricco di note di caramello e leggere di nocciola. Buona!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (6052) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle. Herbal roasted aroma. Chestnut colour, offwhite cream. Dark roast, light caramel, herbal hoppiness, aromatic finish. Medium light dry body, sparkly mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9265) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
> An incredible Black IPA...er...IPL

[ Tap ][ ChurchKey ][ 4oz ][ Mini Snifter ][ Free ][ 2/12/14 ]
>> Holy **** appearance of God, extremely overcarbonated but generating an insane creamy head with retention and lacing of Zeus. Clear deep brown color. Nose is fantastic smoke, lavender, fresh herbs, assertive Black IPA style. Taste is salt, fluffy, aerated, buoyant, never thin, Black IPA bitterness and savoriness. Extremely drinkable. Shocked.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Absolutbeerginer (27) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 7, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 Mélange de malt torréfiés et houblons (fumés). Notes de café, réglisse, herbe verte, et quelques traces animales peu agréables au nez(couverture de cheval). Amertume moyenne contrebalancée par des arômes de malt torréfié qui évoluent (lentement) vers une finale sucrée. S’ajoutent quelques pointes d’acidité. Bière relativement bien équilibrée, sobre, présentée dans une bouteille élégante.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6722) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Draft at Ginger Man. Pours brown with an off white head. Light caramel malts, faint toast, and some light nutty sweetness. Some light bitterness creeps in at the end as well. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaStranger (189) - - FEB 2, 2014
Dark brown colour with light brown head. Slight aroma of hops. Taste is a bit watery,roasted matls,warmed by alcohol. Not bad overall.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BiddleBrau (1011) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Sample at Iron Abbey. Dark brown nice tan head. Aroma is murky, not sure how to describe. Flavor is chocolate with some malt sweetness, hint of roastiness and hop bitterness finish. Still murky though.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2197) - USA - JAN 16, 2014
This was a Merry Christmas draft at the (surprisingly subdued) Ginger Man, where it was called Nigredo Alchemista. Porter-like schwarzbier. Lightly smoked and nicely balanced. Malty, mild espresso, a little nutty, smooth, but with a nice tingle on the palate. Bready aroma. Very nice.


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