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RATINGS: 952   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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4.6
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 (93) - 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 (5207) - 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!

4.6
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, floral hops, chocolate, and loads of roasted malts. Taste is sweet and savory. Roasted malts followed by a sweet caramel and loads of hops. Wonderfully balanced sweet malts and nice bitter hops. An awesome BIPA! Love it! Never a bad Southern Tier!

4.6
commonshawn (1339) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Tap. Tulip snifter. Black. Nice head and lacing. Clean fruit and malt aroma. Very crisp. Great mouthfeel. Malty and dark fruit to start, then nice finish. Excellent beer from an excellent brewery.

4.6
tfontana (1184) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2015
UPDATED: APR 12, 2015 Bottle from Epsom Circle Market. Aroma is mostly hops and yeast with mild maltiness. Appearance is beautiful, clear, dark dark reddish brown, with 1 finger height beige head, with nice persistent lacing. Taste is more bitter than sweet but is a good balance of both--hoppiness initially and more malty in the long finish. Palate is thick medium-full bodied creamy feel with just about perfect carbonation--maybe a bit to the high side initially, but mellows with time. Overall, nice complexity from the nose to the taste with nice appearance and palate.

4.5
HolidayBeerGuy (50) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2009
22oz. bomber, Pours black, small white head dissipates quickly. Pure hop aroma with good malt balance, lively hoppy mouthfeel but good malt balance, nice finish leaving little bitterness on the palate, a great beer my first black IPA and Im loving it.

4.5
bdigital (659) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle: Pours a dark mahogany bordering on black. Floral hops dominate the nose along with some light fruitiness and an ever-so-slight malt tone. Full bodied. Flavor is a bit more balanced than the nose with some roasted malts fighting their way through to compliment the centennial hop explosion. I really enjoyed this brew and could drink it all day long. The 9% was hidden very well.

4.5
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle. Popped the top and I new I was in for a treat when hop smell filled the room. Truly awesome black iipa. The first black iipa I’ve sampled. Like a porter blended with dreadnaught. Awesome!


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