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Southern Tier Iniquity

Southern Tier Iniquity

Rated 3.716 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Company

Jamestown, NY, United States

Style:  American Black Ale

9% Alcohol by Volume

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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.

ID: 35413 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Statistics

Overall Rank950
Overall Percentile98
Style Rank11 of 322
Style Percentile96.6
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.809
Weighted Score3.716
Standard Deviation0.465

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  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.4 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Black with nice light brown foam head. Aroma is hoppy. Taste mostly liquorish, some raisin, small bitter. Bitter aftertaste. Still a nice beer. (Budapest 201311)

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    The beer is jet black with brown highlights and a sparse ring of film around the edge of the surface. Aromas are malty and roasted, with hints of fig and coffee. Some light hop aromas are present. Flavors are rich and robust on a light, crisp body. Coffee roast, dark chocolate,fig some citrus hops are around but not up front. The increased carbonation and the thinner body keep everything light. Aftertaste is light and quick, with some roast coffee flavors. Not a bad beer but i should of had this before the Hopadillo black IPA.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Browny black pour, thinnish like a Schwarzbier, nice light tan head, some lacing. Nicely roasted malt aroma and upfront taste, with some light molasses and brown sugar sweetness, some chocolate, offset by pine and earthy hops. Nice linger. Easy to drink especially @ 9%.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.1 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Black pour as the style suggests with a thin beige head. Surprisingly weak aroma of bitter roasted malt and piney, earthy hops. Taste is much the same which is a disappointment considering the "bigness" of the beer. Rather bland for 9% abv.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours black black black with a thin thin head. Aroma is roasted malt. Mouth is smooth and round. Flavor is also roasted with a bit of citrus and pine.

  • CYBERCAT 10046 reviews
    rated 4.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Rich aroma is oily and smoky with tones of caramel, semi-sweet chocolate and burnt molasses, rather like a good stout. It pours a dark chocolate brown that is barely translucent just at the edges and has a thick, fluffy, fine-bubbled, pale tan head that leaves fairly heavy lacing. Flavor is rich and mouth-filling, mainly like semi-sweet chocolate with hints of smoke, molasses, caramel, toffee and licorice. Texture is slick and smooth with a subtle alcohol bite and a firm fizz so it leaves a strong, persistent tingle behind. Overall, this is more like a stout or porter than a strong ale. I strongly recommend this one.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Dark IPA is a strange new trend but this is probably a favorite of the genre. This poured a dark brown to black color. The aroma contains some chocolate, caramel. citrus, and dark fruit. The flavor contains some oranges, raisins, caramel, chocolate. The finish is malty, then sour, then bitter. All over the board. Overall a pretty good and interesting beer.

  • SIGMUND 4279 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle, kindly shared by gunnar. Dark brown colour, nearly black. Low beige head. Nice aroma of moderately roasted malts, tobacco and some citrus. Flavour also of moderately roasted malts, and fruity and slightly resinous hops. The alcohol is well hidden. Good, but does not blow my socks off.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    From Firefly. Poured out very dark, almost black, with a creamy thin head. Aroma was a strong balance of hop and malt. Flavour was the same, along with some burnt notes. Mouthfeel creamy and smooth, with s smooth finish. A seriously interesting beer. I like it a lot.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    I like this hybrid black ale-IPA. Wasn't sure if it would work well for me, but it does. Like a malty IPA, not quite a black...thinner for sure. Good balance between the malt and hops, but the hops is what stands out in the finish. Aroma is a little citrusy, but not as much as an IPA. Appearance a dark redish brown almost black. I would get this again.

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