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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Lost Highway Imperial Black IPA is a robust imperial IPA that balances the malt characteristics with 100 IBUs of bitterness and finishes with roast and coffee flavors from the Black Patent malt. This big, balanced beer drinks smoothly.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2614) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Black-brown in color with soft off-white head. Light sweet roast aroma. Sweet and subtley...hoppy-piney and strong but dominated by roast sweetness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9500) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle. Near black pour, very hearty looking. Chocolate and roast and juicy tropical fruit and piney hops all in good balance, very drinkable. I wasn’t impressed by their kölsch, so this was a nice surprise.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
On tap at Addictions Bar & Grill, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out a wonderful balance of roasted malt and piney hops - very robust. Flavour is robust, with a great balance of roasted malt and piney hops. Dry, robust and nicely bitter on the finish. An excellent by-the-books black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1615) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Draft at PHX. Pour a dark, black color with a thick, frothy tan head. Roasted maltiness with a strong sense of hops. Clean, bitter taste with a nice, dry finish. Good balance. Not too overpowering. Sold, solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheMattBrewer (11) - - JUN 4, 2016
Balances a burnt finish, an initial malt, and a hoppy body well, capping the black as night brew below a pleasantly thick head. Best as nitro. There’s also a version with a heavier coffee presence that expands on the roast notes very well.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2271) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2016
Nice chalky malty dark beer with a nice head. Sweet and burnt flavors. Toasted. A nice brew for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2797) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2016
On tap at the Pub & Grub in Angel Fire, NM. Opaque, brown-black with a thin khaki head and fair lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and earthy hops. Taste of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and earthy hops. Medium/light body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Draft at Raven Cafe in Prescott. Black color, beige head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of pine cones dipped in coffee. Taste is very roasty pine. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11075) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
Hits the style and very drinkable though biased to the hoppy side and higher carbonation. At the source.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 30, 2015
the best part of this IPA is that it doesn’t feel real heavy. It’s definitely more roasted than their main IPA but the hop flavor is still enjoyable. The rare black IPA that my wife liked too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
This is an awesome black IPA. Big black pour with a foamy brown/tan head. Nice lacing. Foams up again nicely if you swirl the glass a bit. Big roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee flavours but the bitter hoppiness and pine still manage to shine through. Very smooth and well balanced.


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