Review – Southern Tier Iniquity
From Souther Tier Brewing – The hexagram talisman has been used around the world for centuries to invoke magic and good luck. The six-point star is also the customary symbol of the brewer, representing the essential aspects of purity: water, hops, grain, malt, yeast, and of course, the brewer. Wishes of good fortune often collaborate with the brewer’s creativity to yield dramatic results. We carefully chose the name for this Imperial India Black Ale, Iniquity – a word opposing goodness. Why? This beer is contrary to what one may 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. Cheers!
Souther Tier Brewing – Iniquity Black Ale – 22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Sent from TheFullPint.com’s Don in Maryland!
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a small, frothy tan head.
Aroma: Resinous hops.
Taste: Light amounts of bitter chocolate and bitter, spicy hops. Leaves a almost piny aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Dangerously thin for a strong ale.
Overall: A hoppy, yet balanced “Black” IPA. I could go on an annoying Jerry Sienfeld rant about a beer being either pale (The P in IPA) or black, but not both, but I won’t. This beer was very enjoyable, but dangerously drinkable at 9%.