RateBeer
overall
88
48
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lube? Hey, get your mind out of the gutter! Social lubrication, people coming together to unwind, is what we are talking about. This American Black Ale has a dark body, medium bitterness, balanced with West Coast hops and sweet orange peel.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Ruby black clear color with tan foam. Nice grassy, pine, milk chocolate malt ball aromas. medium bodied. Dry chocolate, dark roast flavors with a taste of bitter pine to finish--good

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3290) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
12 oz bottle purchased at Bark’s Beer Cave. Bottled in August 2011. The aroma is heavy on roasted malts with some sweet character. I also detect some hops present, which seem to be more of an orange-ish floral variety. The hops and malts do not compliment each other in the aroma. Mostly opaque black body with a medium light tan head that is pretty strong and persistent. Starts mostly roasted with a little sweet cocoa powder flavor. These malts tend to persist throughout the beer. This is a little burnt with some astringent, bitter grapefruity hoppiness towards the end. Seems more of a porter than an IPA. Not a fan of this style, nor this particular interpretation of it. Way too charred and roasted.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (2919) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2011
dark roasted, really toasty, almost burnt. the hops bring together the beer. medium malts. Cant stress enough of the burnt

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1025) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Nice dark pour from bottle. Taste is roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, soy sauce and pine. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2193) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2011
hoppy with a hit of acrid ash near the end of the flavor profile. i am a sucker for that. i didnt really get the orange in this. Citrus and piney hop and a bit of a slickeness to it with chocolate. nice muddy dark brown brew with farmfresh malt fading in and out. yes a little bit of expresso grinds in there.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Dark brown with light brown micr-bubbled head. treacle and burnt graham cracker in the aroma. Taste is rooty spearmint and fairly high hop bitterness with some vegetality. $2/12oz

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Boy, this is as opaque as a serious imperial stout. Smell is a bit too malty grassy for me. The flavor is chewy and a bit robust, certainly doesn’t make me think that much of an IPA. The finish is dry but also a bit chalky. Not too impressed. The Hoppy Feet Black IPA is much better.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5213) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Black ipa with nice hops. Shared with Brendan at rattle n hum. Pours deep black body no head, minor lacing.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours black with a thin tan head. The aromas are chocolate, citrus. The mouthfeel is slightly roasty and dry with a medium body. Cheers!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Bottled August 2011. Pours very, very dark red, a deep burgundy/brown when held to light, with a 2.5-finger frothy brown head that recedes to a small head and leaves some sticky lacing. The flavor is lightly bitter earth and bark, unsweetened cocoa, and some light mocha sweetness. Low to medium carbonation, a bit creamy, and easy drinking. Tasty, with nice bitterness; what happened to the provocative label?? [854]


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 « 17 18 19  20  21 22 23 » 25


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50