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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lube? Hey, get your mind out of the gutter! Social lubrication, people coming together to unwind, is what we are talking about. This American Black Ale has a dark body, medium bitterness, balanced with West Coast hops and sweet orange peel.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
quiznoaz (310) - Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Big head. Toasted malt and earthy aroma. Nice toasted malt taste with a bright overtone, but overcarbonated. Good, but would be better if the carbonation was less (or at least smaller bubbles). Might just be my bottle.


3
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Roast, citrus, and some earth.

3.2
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a black color with a finger’s worth of an eggshell foamy white head. Sly messy lace. The aroma had some roasted malts, light floral hop tones, light orange peel, light coffee beans and ended with a touch of dark chocolate. The flavor was somewhat roasty with that floral quality sweetness. Some bitterness from the orange peel but really not that noticeable. Aftertaste was mainly the roasted malts and dark chocolate. Finished with the same but brought in a touch of that orange peel bitterness. The feel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Mild carbonation and the ABV felt appropriate. Overall, as a black IPA, well, it somewhat works, but as I normally associate the style with "palate wrecking" capabilities, I didn’t really see that with this one. Maybe again.

3
EHSRanders (2086) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle. Black color with large creamy off white. Mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt. Sweet spicy flavor.

3.3
Hansen (8615) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
roasty, citrus, soy sauce, toast, black, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,

3.6
HenrikSoegaard (14620) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Week lavender notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Some roast. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.4
kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma of fruity hops, chocolate, roast, coffee and malts. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - OCT 11, 2015
bottle shared with Kermis Over the best before date I think. Thick ctreamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Slight bitterness. Clearly over the best before date

3.5
downender (8882) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Jet black in colour, with a frothy, beige, head. Marmite, fruit cake notes, orange peel, a touch of grassy hop and dryish finish. A bit too yeasty, but good overall.

3.3
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from SJ. Definitely burnt / roasted malts flavors...especially in the finish. Some caramel malt, peach, Earth, hop, coffee and orange. Nice body, a tad bit too much roast int he finish.

3.6
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
This pours black with a thick tan head. Nice malty aromas of sweet chocolate, coffee, and hops is reminiscent of a stout. I can taste a mild malt backbone that starts surprisingly clean and drinkable before a harsh, moderately bitter hop finish that lingers extensively with an aspirin-like bitterness. Malt character when detectible is very mild chocolate and coffee. The malt profile is nicely subdued as it should be in this style, but the hop flavors need to shine and in this case are a bit one-dimensional.


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