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RATINGS: 248   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6998) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
12oz bottle pours a nice looking mahogany with semi loose mocha head. The aroma offers up dark roasted coffee , dark roasted malts and chocolate as well as spicy and earthy hops in the background. The taste jumps at you all at once with a rolling and twisting mix of dark roasted coffee, spicy hops, resiny bitter pine hops, some chocolate and dark roasted to burnt malts. As the taste goes to midway and then toward the finish the highly roasted to brunt malts take over the flavor leaving timid levels of spicy and resiny hops and coffee behind mumbling to themselves in the corner. Nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a dark brown colr with a huge ass three finger thick light tan head. Nice lacing. That head would just not settle. Aroma is pine hops and light chocolate. Flavor is pine and herbal hops, light roasted malt, and a touch of chocolate. The bitterness really lingers in this bad boy. Medium body. This is one of the more bitter black IPA’s I’ve had. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
bottle, dark walnut color with orange amber highlights, steady tan creamy foam, aroma is nice roasted hops and pine, flavor of bitter pine needles, roast burnt malt, charred wood maybe, nice lingering finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10197) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
A clear reddish brown ale with a thick lacing brown head. In aroma, a nice chocolate malt with grassy hops, capucino, very smooth. In mouth, a big whollop of bitter chocolate, floral hops, coffee grinds, lingering and challenging. Very nice. On tap at Meadhall, Sept. 11 2011.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of rich roasted/charred malt, a hint of coffee grounds. Flavor is again dominated by the roasted/charred malt, some roasted nuts, and coffee grounds with just a hint of chocolate. There are some bitter hops in the finish, but this is not your typical black IPA. Also not as hoppy as the Hoppy Feet, but similar flavor notes. Great hoppy black ale!! 8/4/8/4/15 [3.9/5]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle. Black, large brown head with moderate retention and solid lacing. Aroma of grass-laced brownies, light coffee. Taste is coffe grounds, pine resin, bitter finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Pours dark brown with a decent tan head that fades with some time. Nose is immediate citrus, oranges, tropical fruits, pines, dark chocolate, and sharp dark roasted malts. Flavor is sharp roasted malts again, chocolate, coffee, sweet caramel malts, citrus complexities and fruits. Medium body and moderate carbonation with a dry satisfying finish. Flavor and bitterness lingers slightly. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
650ml bottle from High Spirit Liquors in Providence. Pours a dark black/brown colour with a tall foamy tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malt and hops. Nice flavours of toasted chocolate and coffee, with nice piney hops as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3390) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 13, 2013
This 22 oz bottle was courtesy of Strykzone via a trade. Thanks Dave. Bottling date of 2/20/12. Pours jet black with a really robust tan head and great lacing rings. Nose is resinous hops and chocolate malts. Medium body. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malts with pine and citrus hops. Dry finish with light bitterness. Very tasty and good for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2011
So i was just looking for a simple nice beer to enjoy tonight and this well out did my expectations. Bomber poured into a pint glass. deep black color with some brown edges in the light. Light tan one finger head. The aroma is a pine and brown sugar. I think of it as molasses spice cake with burnt edges. A lovely sweet smell. The taste is a little roasted malt with bitterness and some oily orange zest just kicking in at the end. Taste fades fast. Refreshing for such an aromatic and flavorful beer. very slight linger of bitter in the finish. Best clown shoes beer I have had.


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