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Vinos Lights Out Imperial Dark IPA

Vinos Lights Out Imperial Dark IPA
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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Rich coffee and chocolate malts give way to a woodsy, clean hop finish. We invite you to try this double-mashed, single hopped IPA. We use over 8 pounds of Northern Brewers hops during the brew and 1 pound whole-leaf Northern Brewers for the dry hop.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Served in a 11 oz. Bavarian style pilsner glass. Thin head with a pitch black body. Smell of roasted/toasted malt with a hint of chocolate. Really nice. Taste has a good roasted malt and cream to it. Bitter bite in the middle to end. Finishes with a mix of dry bitterness and chocolate. Thicker body with low carbonation. Really enjoyable and drank like a lower ABV beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2012
On tap at the brewpub in Little Rock, AR. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is richer chocolates with floral grapefruits and citruses, some light pine resins, a bit of an earthiness, and a nice roast backing. Flavor is similar. Lots of citrus grapefruits with a bit of a juiciness up front with some florals and a solid chocolate backing. Light pine resins and a moderate roast comes in before this finishes dry, pretty earthy, and moderately bitter with some nice citruses, roasts, and a light sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a soft, smooth, medium body and a very soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty damn good Black IPA and hands down the best beer I’ve had from Vino’s to date. Lots of citruses, a nice roast and chocolate balance, and a firm earthy bitterness. This new brewer is starting to dial in this system nicely. Well done.


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