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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 youve already had a beer or two so Ill 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1339) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2011
On draft at Redlight Redlight. This one pours a nearly pitch black color with some mahogany at the edges and topped by a thick, tan colored head of foam that slowly settles to a thin film leaving rings of lace around the glass. The aroma shows a good amount of orange and grapefruit citrus hops along with some pine resin notes. The base is of black patent malt, and good amount of barley roast, which enhances the bitterness. The flavor follows suit with the roast, pine, and citrus hops up front followed by hints of smoke and black malt. The roast and hops really add to the bitterness level, but I would like to some more balance. Medium bodied, but a touch thin with balanced carbonation that leads to a semi-dry and bitter finish. Lots of hops and roast in this black ipa. Nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (2212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Pours extremely dark brown to black with a large foamy tan head. Aroma is roasty, malty, burnt sugar, touch of bitterness. Flavor is roasty with a touch of hops and bitterness in the end. Some sweetness, a little too thin for my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
OLD GABF rating. Brown with tan head. Aroma is huge floral and citrus hops like a fresh hop almost. Taste is bitter and a little watery. Super bitter dry bite lasting to end though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7904) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Draft at Capones 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9636) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2010
pression @ OTH. Couleur brune fonce, mousse blanc-cass. Arme, garde un cote houblon-citron qui est nettement plus en avant que certaines autres bires du mme style. Ce dernier domine le nez alors que le malt reste en retrait. Got, fine amertume de houblon et citron, allant parfois vers un aspect feuilles de th vertes. Cette bire est plus houblonne, suivit de malt grill qui au fur et a mesure gagne en note chocolat. Le fini reste plus amer et domine par le houblon.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (3040) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Tap at Redlight. Blackish brown pour with a tan, thick rocky head. Pungent citrus hop aroma with some herbal hop notes as well and some roastiness. Taste has some smoky roasty notes in the malt with a spicy citrus hop bitterness. Body is a little thin, which is about the only thing lacking in this brew.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
On tap at Capones last Saturday. Pours near black with a nice, tan head and a good amount of lacing as it went down. Smell is puzzling, as theres really nothing there. I get the faintest whiff of hops, but cant really discern anything about them. Likewise, the roast from the flavor isnt 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2613) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2011
Draft @ RNH. Pours deep black with thin head. Smells og hops and some chocolate malts. Taste is light and easy to drink. Kind of crisp at the end. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
Deep black pour. The aroma is lightly peppery and a bit roasty. Some unusual molasses flavour through the middle. Assertively hopped and fairly lean although the hops are kind of herbal. Odd - although maybe thats good. Very hoppy.


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