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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1081) - 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 (2364) - 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 (1898) - 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 (4827) - 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 (6151) - 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 (1313) - 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 (1150) - 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]

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3416) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Pours black with a huge mocha head...excellent retention and lacing. aroma is roasty with coffee and chocolate notes. Flavor has significant coffee, a hint of spicy hops, and just a tiny bit of smokiness. Mouthfeel is lively and the finish is spicy and very roasty...faint bitter cocoa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5062) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Deep dark brown coloured body with a creamy white head and about a 70% opacity. Aroma of nice fresh hops with a good roasted malt scent and very little else - just very fresh hops and malt. Medium-bodied; Nice roasty malt at first with a deep pungent creaminess following soon behind. A bit of fresh hops, and light caramel sweetness also noticeable, but this one is mainly about the fresh hops and the roasty malt that show a lot of body, actually. Aftertaste is nice and well-rounded, the malt comes through for sure, but the palate is left grassy and herbal from the hops. Overall, a nice beer - definitely worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this pint on draught at Virtue Grain & Feed in Alexandria (Old Town), Virginia earlier this evening on 15-October-2011 for US$7.00.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
highibus (755) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Pours deep black with thick tan head. Only a light roasty aroma. Flavor is off big time. I get that immediate metalic taste. Then a little roast but very little hops. bummer


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