Weyerbacher Lima
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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7156) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (6615) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Awesome resinous piney hoppy aroma with light roasted malts. The flavor is resinous hoppy and good and bitter with light roasted malts. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6132) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5894) - Manhattan, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5893) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5712) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to Mora2000) clear dark brown with creamy tan head. Nose of rhubarb, grassy, herbal and chocolate malt. Taste of bitter chocolate, melon, rhubarb, creamy body with a very bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5500) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Black brown color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, light cocoa, floral hops, pine, and citrus fruits. Taste of burnt malts, citrus, pine, caramel, and grapefruit in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Tap at capones. Pours a deep woody copper/brown with a nice tight tan head- some lace. Aroma is nutty, light roast, herbal, slight grass and very piney but as it warms there is a slight fruity character and some woodsy dank weed. Flavor is toasted malts, light roast, nutty, hints of chocolate, grassy hops, earth some dirt and mineral with slight char, but gets a bit better as it warms- and opens up a bit of dank hops and pine resin. A slight bit harsh in the finish and resinous bitter in the back of the throat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
On tap at Capone’s last Saturday. Pours near black with a nice, tan head and a good amount of lacing as it went down. Smell is puzzling, as there’s really nothing there. I get the faintest whiff of hops, but can’t really discern anything about them. Likewise, the roast from the flavor isn’t really coming through either. The taste is a big improvement, with some nice, resinous pine hops with a bit of citrus. Roasted malt as well. Nice dryness from both factors. Good drinkability; an all-around tasty CDA. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 09-28-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - 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.

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