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RATINGS: 956   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4576) - 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 (2711) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1689) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2010 Bomber: My 3rd big ST from trade. This one looks like a double porter with some bite. Black-brown, tan cap that stays. Cocoa-floral-pine aroma. Flavour is caramel, toasty, nutty, cocoa, earthy underneath floral, pine resin and botanicals. Long finish with a toasty bitter tang. Big frigginí dark ale... I like it!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Thanks to OldGrowth for sharing this one! Dark brown pour thick tan head and a little spotty lace. Caramel and oaky tannins on the nose. Flavor dominated by caramel and toffee with notable hoppy hints and oak

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2009
UPDATED: APR 17, 2010 Bottle from Bottleworks. Pours a solid dark brown with tan head. Aroma of treacle, caramel, pine, vanilla. Nice sweet flavor of toffee balanced well with the bitterness of cocoa. Smooth, full bodied, with a littley smokiness on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Nice beer, on tap at Sunset. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Taste of same notes. Enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours basically a black body with a finger-width, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is pretty nice. Lots of moderately sweet, floral pines and citrus. Some nice caramel and mango too. When this warms up for a few minutes, the chocolate and lightly roasted malts come in and make this very nice smelling after mixing with the hops and fruit. Flavor is much the same. Starts off with moderately sweet, toasty caramels before the sweet citrus, moderate pines, and mango make up the middle. The black malts and chocolate come in during the finish along with a bit of a molasses taste. Lots of citrus and unaggressive pine come in as well drying this out. Lingering taste is really enjoyable. A nice mix of chalky roast, piney citrus, sweet malts, and a light chocolate that lasts for quite awhile. Palate is medium bodied, smooth, and a bit chewy. Overall, a really good beer. I like the big IPA taste mixed with the black malts. They did a very impressive job with this and I canít wait to have more in the future.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2009
All the good of an imperial styled beer without the bad of the dreaded brown ale style. Loads of hops both in the flavor and the aroma. Good amount of sweetness, which leads to a surprise with the palate. It is much less sticky then I would have expected. Quite good, one of these guys better beers.


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