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RATINGS: 950   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Southern Tier Iniquity is an Imperial Black IPA, which is also called an Imperial India Brown Ale. This is a style that seems to be increasing in popularity. The hexagram talisman has been used around the world for centuries to invoke magic and good luck. Wishes of good fortune often collaborate with the brewer’s creative to yield dramatic results. We carefully chose the name for this Imperial IBA, Iniquity - a word opposing goodness. Why? This beer is contrary to what one might expect from an IPA; this is an ale as black as night. It is the antithesis of Unearthly. Some may consider it an immoral act to blacken an ale. We suggest they don’t rely on conventional standards. Allow the darkness to consume you. Iniquity weighs in at 9% alcohol by volume. It uses four different hops and 2-row pale malt along with debittered black malt in it’s brewing.

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4.9
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
This is the best black ale I have had to date. Sweet aroma with a slight hint of hops, dark brown amber hue. Smooth taste that is exactly what a black ale sounds like. This could easily be a session ale on a cool night.

4.8
zacgillbanks (5413) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
Bottle from Rehills in Newcastle. Inky black with orange marmalade and juicy fruit flavours with slight chocolate and roastiness on the finish. Superb!

4.8
knezek (22) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2013
One of my all time favorites. Take the best porter you ever had and mix it with the best imperial ipa you ever had and you get this!

4.7
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - APR 4, 2009
Southern Tier Iniquity is a very dark (nearly black) ale with a thick, foamy, light brown head. It thins out a little but stays put to the bottom of the glass. It leaves a generous, thick sheet of foam all the way down the glass. It has a strong citrus aroma that’s detected from arm’s length. It’s all grapefruit and pine. It is medium-full bodied and incredibly smooth and soft in the mouth. It tastes squarely between sweet and dry. It’s very well balanced; hoppy, but not overly bitter. The finish seems to have a touch of roast or ash. It is thoroughly enjoyable and unique.

4.7
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012
To me this is a remarkable Black IPA that I judge others by. It is filled with lots of malt and carmel notes. The hoppiness in this is well balanced and highlights the roasted notes beautifully.

4.7
Nehpets (23) - - DEC 8, 2013
Southern Tier got this one right. Pours black. Aromas of dark malts with coffee and cocoa. I really enjoyed this large bottle. Good to the last drop

4.6
wu1sabes (25) - USA - APR 15, 2009
This may be my new favorite from Southern Tier! Aroma of citrusy hops and sweet malt create a multi-flavor explosion in your mouth. Easy to drink and after each taste you find new flavors. Would recommend to everyone, hop heads and those who like a porter or stout.

4.6
beersak (91) - akron, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Beautiful appearance -black with small creamy head. First taste was metallic and second taste was hoppy. Overall very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
CassanoMagnago (18) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Served in a tulip from a home tap. The aroma is nutty and malty. The appearance is black with a white head followed by excellent lacing. The taste sweet (medium) with a light hop bite. It is a creamy full bodied beer that hides its alcohol well. This is such a smooth beer. It leaves me craving another. To be sure, one of my favorites beers this winter.

4.6
ads135 (4923) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Great black IPA. Medium bodied, opaque black, with a tan head. Coffee and dark chocolate sweetness as well as a bit of licorice. Delish!


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