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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Lima is up next and no, we did not make a lima bean beer or anything inspired by the Peruvian capital city. We made a relatively new style (new to GABF) called an “American-Style India Black Ale”. The name is pretty self explanatory, but you’ve already had a beer or two so I’ll explain. It is like taking a traditional IPA and adding dark malts which add color and a moderate roasty character. It is still in the tank as I type, but we have added nearly 5.5 pounds of hops per barrel making this beer as sticky as any we have ever made. It should end up being around 6.3% ABV and will tip the IBU scale at around 70


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6028) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2010
bottle, thanks to mora2000, dark amber brown color with aroma of hoppy iced coffee, flavors of sour hopped coffee beans

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2667) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Tap at Redlight. Blackish brown pour with a tan, thick rocky head. Pungent citrus hop aroma with some herbal hop notes as well and some roastiness. Taste has some smoky roasty notes in the malt with a spicy citrus hop bitterness. Body is a little thin, which is about the only thing lacking in this brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11175) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2010
on tap @Andys-pours a tan head and dark brown color. Aroma is pine hops, some roasty-dark malt. Taste is pine hopes, some roasty-dark malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8672) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Served on draft at Beer Run on 10/1/10. Pours a nearly opaque dark chocolate brown color with ruby highlights. Medium creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter earthy and leafy hops. The taste is citrus, leafy, vegetal and nearly wet hop notes with a faint bit of chocolate malts. Thin-medium bodied. This is just an IPA with some dark coloring. Definitely does not live up to the style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dagimp (731) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2010
From a 12oz into a Weyerbacher Pint glass. Pours black. Tons of tiny bubbles coat the pint glass. One inch of thick, creamy head on top w/ plenty of thick lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and lime. Mouthfeel is that of a porter with a bit too much carbonation. Taste is wholly of grapefruit rind. Quite pithy! Bitter is a good word for it but for an IPA drinker, it’s not overpowering. Really a good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Decent Black IPA, but not as good as some other’s i’ve had. Main reason there is the hop profile is lacking compared to those from STONE and 21st ammendment and Southern Tier. Hops were bitter without much character, no discernable specific flavor. So, drinkable but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6849) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2010
pression @ OTH. Couleur brune foncée, mousse blanc-cassé. Arôme, garde un cote houblon-citron qui est nettement plus en avant que certaines autres bières du même style. Ce dernier domine le nez alors que le malt reste en retrait. Goût, fine amertume de houblon et citron, allant parfois vers un aspect feuilles de thé vertes. Cette bière est plus houblonnée, suivit de malt grillé qui au fur et a mesure gagne en note chocolat. Le fini reste plus amer et domine par le houblon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 Big thanks to djrn for sending this beer to me. It is the first beer from the Weyerbacher NATO series that I have tried. The beer pours a dark brown color with a white head. The aroma is roasted malt with some piney hops. I also get a little bit of tobacco in the aroma. The flavor is fairly bitter pine with a little bit of citrus. This is also balanced out with some roasted malt. Low to medium bitterness - one of the more bitter Black IPAs I have tried. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7043) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Poured up on tap at the Brass Tap pouring up brown with clear garnet hues and tan head. The aroma is pretty rich with grapefruit, sugary tangelo, a touch of roasty malts and wafer thin layers of sweet malts. The taste begins with a hoppy hit of citrus and a sliver of malt roastiness. The citrus hops get infused with sweet malts to midway creating a sweet hoppy sensation. Into the finish the malts fade leaving pleasing citrus hop bitterness and a faint drying sense of dark roasted malts and chocolate malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjuf1853 (1241) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Draft at Brass Tap. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Good lacing. Hefty amount of hops in the aroma but nicely balanced with the malts. Good bitterness in the tail end.


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