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RATINGS: 931   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Southern Tier Iniquity is an Imperial Black IPA, which is also called an Imperial India Brown Ale. This is a style that seems to be increasing in popularity. The hexagram talisman has been used around the world for centuries to invoke magic and good luck. Wishes of good fortune often collaborate with the brewer’s creative to yield dramatic results. We carefully chose the name for this Imperial IBA, Iniquity - a word opposing goodness. Why? This beer is contrary to what one might expect from an IPA; this is an ale as black as night. It is the antithesis of Unearthly. Some may consider it an immoral act to blacken an ale. We suggest they don’t rely on conventional standards. Allow the darkness to consume you. Iniquity weighs in at 9% alcohol by volume. It uses four different hops and 2-row pale malt along with debittered black malt in it’s brewing.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcgavin12 (465) - Madison, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours a dark dark black with a light lacing of tan head, Aroma of malt, slight dark fruit, and a bit of hops. Taste is sweet with balanced subtle hops throughout. Overall a very balanced palate with a slight oily palate and great flavor

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwillrich (150) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - APR 6, 2014
Cerveja escura com bastante lúpulo. Num teste às escuras provavelmente seria identificado como IPA. Sensacional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2568) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, with sparse lacing, over a clear, brown (SRM 25) body.....nose is roasted malts with cocoa, chocolate, no coffee, hints of toffee/caramel sweetness, pine, resin, citrus peel from the hops, minimal esters....taste is initially pine, resin, floral hints form the hops, then mild malty sweetness, with brown sugar, molasses tones, leading to hints of cocoa, chocolate, no coffee, then a moderate pine, resin bitterness....mouth feel, body medium, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, mild acid on the soft low carbonation finish. This is a slightly different take on a Black I/DIPA. The hops are relatively gentle in their presentation and not as dominant as in many the style. The malts were deftly handled with the lighter aspects of a dark roast dominating and minimal bitter heavy coffee tones as often appears. It is sweet, and I would prefer a bit more attenuation, as well as more florality from the hops. BJCP 8/3/15/5/6

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (518) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Burnt coffee and caramel aroma, tiny off white head, bitter sweet chocolate flavours, smooth and lingering bitterness. I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (484) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Tap at Pizza Luce. Darker red brown with a thin white cap. Floral/herbal/pine hop, black tea and light burnt sugar. Light bitter tea flavor. Lighter body with a foamy feel. Very drinkable black ipa, not too bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Sampled at the 2014 Untapped festival in Fort Worth. Pours a clear dark amber brown with a large brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has lots of sweet dark grains with some toffee and a bit of bitter pine hops. Flavor has more grass and a bit of earthy pine but dark grains and toffee backing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
bottle. black with one finger head. charred malty body. substantial hops. little bit of booze.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arojewski (49) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Poured a beautiful clear black with thick fine head. Delicate, as in not hoppy, at least for the style. Wonderful Black IPA

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
Backlog. Bitter with hop-aromas, citrus, flowery-aromas some chocolate and with a hint of sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (358) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2014
The aroma is hops, floral/citrus. The color is black, the head creamy light brown mostly diminishing and good lacing. The taste is bitter. The body medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and long and bitter. A decent beer.


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