Weyerbacher Lima
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark black color with a smaller sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of floral hops, some citrus and roasty. Tastes of roastiness, floral, pine, and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Draft at Capone’s with James. Pours turbid black with a wispy tan head. Aroma of resiny simcoe hops, pine, and deep roasted malts. Medium to full bodied with a tangy, bitter palate. Finishes with a touch of astringent dryness. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7671) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Draft at Capone’s with pat. Pours a slightly hazy brown. Aroma is fresh dry hops. Mouthfeel is extremely dry with notes of dry pine hop. Maybe the most bitter black Ipa River ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (914) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2010
Fresh grassy and pine smell with citrus notes. Very dark brown, almost black. Big lasting head. Sparkling palate with a moderately long aftertaste. Lots of fresh bitter hops, a very nice weyerbacher offering, if you’re in the area you might be able to pick some up very cheaply :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of hops, pine, simcoe, and dark malt. Poured very deep amber/brown in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Very good to excellent lacing. Flavor is heavily bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, pine, light dark malt, resin, and light wood. Medium body. Lightly tingly, then dry texture. Average to slightly lively carbonation. Dark malt, pine, hops, and resin finish is lightly dry and heavily bitter. Very bitter Black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Had at Capone’s with Justin and Katie. Pour was a dark brown with medium head. Aroma was full of pine hops, citrus, and malts. This combo, although interesting in the aroma was a bit muttled in the flavor. The hops were the leading Flavor but the dark malts seemed to confuse the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
On draft at Capones. Pours a dark malty brown with a medium sized frosty cream colored head. Aroma of pine, citrus and various hops. Taste of pine, citrus and hops. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Pours dark brown, black. dusty brown, short-lived head. Aroma and taste dominated by citrusy hops. Slight burnt note at the end of the flavor profile, otherwise the malt is undetectable and the hops left unbalanced. Good structure to the mouthfeel. It’s nice to see a new style brewed by Weyerbacher, but this is nothing unique besides that. Alex B: "it’s like dressing an IPA in a porter’s clothing."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
It’s interesting that’s for sure. Aroma was all hopped up in your face citrus and pine. Poured a very dark brown with a tan head. Flavor was kinda iffy, the dark malts entwined with all the hoppiness kinda get your palate in a tizzy. The roasted malts kinda start then bam a whack of bitterness from the hops. Palate was right about in the middle had me saying it’s good but maybe a little to lingering. Overall, I’ll try it again and see how it goes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a medium creamy/bubbly lighter tan head. Aroma of fresh American hops. Mixed citrus, floral notes and lightly grassy. Light touch of roasted malt, nuts and caramel poking through. Flavor of a nice touch of roasted malt, hop bitterness, grapefruit, lemon and pine. Really fresh and crisp black IPA. Find it now and drink it fresh!

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