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RATINGS: 952   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 brewerís 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 donít 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 itís brewing.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2009
2009 Bottle - Thanks Ughsmash! - Pours a dk brown with a red tint and very little off white head...aroma is hop resin forward, with some dark malt and pit fruit...flavour is similar, with a juniper-like hop presence, grapefruit and dry malt, bit of toast as well, lingering char bitterness with a touch of smoke...interesting brew...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Pours a dark ruby color with thin off white head. Aroma is roasted malts, some light cocoa powder, fruit notes, earthy and resinous hops. Taste has some citrus, roasted malt, some light bitter cocoa notes. Easily approachable and drinkable and alcohol was well hidden. Still, not a big fan of this. Itís good, donít get me wrong, but for $8 there are plenty of other hoppy options for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle. Really black pour with a beige head. Aroma of citrus resinous hops, lightly roasted malts, mild fruit. Taste roasted with plenty of big hoppy flavors to accompany. Citrus and pine notes are both there. A very interesting and complex brew. I really liked. Finish is little bitter and little warming. Body is not huge, but is pretty full and balanced. A nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2009
THanks for sharing, bro! Pours a rich caramel color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, molasses, candied sugar, resinous hops, and an almost chocolate type aroma. Taste is almost like an Altbier. Caramel malts, resinous hops, and an almost Barley-Wine style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2009
22 oz. Fairly translucent black pour, with a whitish head. Roast malt aromas on top of some earthy pine. Taste-Roasted malt and nut like characteristics combined with some sweet malt, light pine, red fruit and citrus. Not a real heavy brew, with nice carbonation. Very drinkable, alcohol is non-existant. Very interesting blend of IPA characteristics and porter/schwarz. One of the more unique brews out there and a good one on top of that. Just donít come in with any expectations.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Pours dark brownish black with clear ruby edges and an off-white head - looks somewhat like a Schwarzbier. Medium intensity aroma has a mixture of piney citrusy PacNW hops, caramel and a tinge of mocha. For 9% abv, this is very very drinkable. Flavor starts with a sweet malty caramel base, a touch of biscuit, light unroasty chocolate, then a prominent hop presence flavor-wise. The bitterness, however, is more sudued than you would think. This ends on a sweet malty note. Medium bodied on the palate with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Sort of like a doppelbock/ipa hybrid. Not amazing but enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4299) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Thanks oldgrowth for sharing. Pours a dark brown that allows some light and a thin light tan head. The nose is hoppy, citrusy, fresh, resinous, sticks with the typical Southern Tier hop profile which Iím not a huge fan of. Resinous hoppy flavor, grapefruit rind, oily, some dark roast and chocolate. Nice dark hoppy beer just not my kind of hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2693) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 18, 2009
22oz. bottle. Piney, floral, citric aroma, lightly sweet and roasty with notes of grapefruit, peppery spice and mocha. Brown-black color with dark mahogany highlights and a foamy, tan head with very nice lacing. Flavor is an interesting blend of roasty, gently sweet, dark chocolate malts, citric, spicy, earthy hop flavors, substantial bitterness and the lurking alcohol in the background. Finishes fairly dry, hoppy and pungent with a lingering warmth. Mouthfeel is substantial and not overly carbonated, body is pleasantly full. Very nice, not nearly as menacing as the packaging would imply.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2009
22oz bomber. Dark, dark brown pour with a brown white head, small to medium, with some staying power. Nose wasnít much, but I did start it a bit too cold. I got some citrus, not a lot else. Flavor is quite nice, and fairly complex. Good toasty chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, but well balanced with a citrusy hop flavor. Good solid mouthfeel, not too syrupy, not too thin. Quite a nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Visiting the taphouse bar and grill in norfolk. Sister to the one in hampton. Met the bartender who was kewl and found out he just was in austin a couple of week before hand. Tried this on tap, do not remember seeing it in STís lineup. The appearance is blackish with a nich fine creamy head. The nose. Dang this is straight up bad ass. Hops, hops, and some maltyiness comes through. The miuthfeel is creamy, nice hop presence that is not to overbearing and finishes with that nice hoppy/malty balance. If its as good as this in the bottle then I want some. I feel it could benefit from some cellaring. This is due to some boozyness in the mouthfeel Overall a very fine beer that will sneak up on ya Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-18-2009 03:35:49


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