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RATINGS: 945   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
bottle. black with one finger head. charred malty body. substantial hops. little bit of booze.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (391) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1088) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 15, 2014
Botella de 65 cl tomada en el lúpulo en mayo de 2012. Buena imperial black ale con sabores tostados y cuerpo intenso de 9 vol. Bastante buena y para repetir sin problemas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terp1977 (52) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Toasty and easy to drink . Can't believe its 9 percent because it is easy to drink. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (796) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a medium clear brown , some mild cocoa and pine aromas . Taste starts bitter and ends a bit sweet . Good ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (732) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2014
Burnt coffee and caramel aroma, tiny off white head, bitter sweet chocolate flavours, smooth and lingering bitterness. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (892) - - JAN 14, 2014
Viziosa e brutale, sevizia il palato con un gusto di cioccolato e malti tostati, con note di caffé e un leggero sentore di liquirizia. Discretamente luppolata, si chiude con un finale superbamente amaro. Prova che il lato oscuro della birra è sempre il migliore!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2014
22 oz bottle for 9 bucks. Drank out of the bottle so I can’t comment on the appearance. Aroma is caramel malt, dark fruit, some hoppiness, a little alcohol and a bit of brown sugar. Tastes similarly, with the dark fruit up front and malts underneath, with a grassy/citrus hop bitterness on the end. Almost a bit of wooden flavor to it as well. Body and texture are about average. Same with the carbonation. I enjoy this quite a bit more than the other black IPAs I’ve tried from breweries like Stone and Uinta.

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