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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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

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3.6
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010 Hoppy aroma. Dark coloured strong in alcohol hoppy and fruity with a citrus flavour. A hint of dryness in a crisp bitter and nutty malt finish.

3.9
Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Poured up on tap at the Brass Tap pouring up brown with clear garnet hues and tan head. The aroma is pretty rich with grapefruit, sugary tangelo, a touch of roasty malts and wafer thin layers of sweet malts. The taste begins with a hoppy hit of citrus and a sliver of malt roastiness. The citrus hops get infused with sweet malts to midway creating a sweet hoppy sensation. Into the finish the malts fade leaving pleasing citrus hop bitterness and a faint drying sense of dark roasted malts and chocolate malts.

3.5
jredmond (8333) - New York, 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.

3.8
egajdzis (6613) - 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.

3.4
blutt59 (6565) - 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

3.3
thirdeye11 (6160) - 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.

3.6
Mora2000 (6158) - 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.

3.6
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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.

3.5
Thorpe429 (5035) - , 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

3.9
michael-pollack (4959) - 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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