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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 ďAmerican-Style India Black AleĒ. The name is pretty self explanatory, but youíve already had a beer or two so Iíll 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of citrus, florals, toasted grain, light coffee, cocoa, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, some chocolate, citrus, and herbs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsmerig (1143) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Itís an IPA in a Stouts clothing! Pours nearly black with a thick rich tan head. Aroma is nearly exactly that of an IPA. The taste is smoky and dark with a bit of sweetness and a dry bitter finish. The only part that is off-putting is a bit of a sour flavor that lingers for a moment at the finish. Overall a very interesting combination.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Itís interesting thatís 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 itís good but maybe a little to lingering. Overall, Iíll try it again and see how it goes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7945) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2010
A dark reddish brown IPA with a thin off white head. A very classic IPA aroma with pungeant c-hops overlayed with burned coffee beans. In mouth, a hop bomb with stringent c-hops, white grapefruits, bilous notes, strong black coffee, a bit unbalanced. On tap at RFD, Sept. 18 2010.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, 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. Itís nice to see a new style brewed by Weyerbacher, but this is nothing unique besides that. Alex B: "itís like dressing an IPA in a porterís clothing."

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Decent Black IPA, but not as good as some otherís iíve 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.


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