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Abita Select Imperator Black IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Select Imperator Black IPA
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BA SCORE
83
good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 03-18-2014)
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Had on-tap at Thirsty Monk Asheville. Served in a tapered 8 oz glass.

A- Pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Drippy, semi-resilient lacing.

S- Unique aroma of sweet malt that blends with the earthy hops creating notes of brown sugar, vanilla and caramel plus a mustiness and some alcohol to boot. A lot going on here.

T- Nice aggressive grassy bitterness to start things off and it morphs into the sweet malt making for a chocolaty finish. It's very separated too with hops in the front, malt in the back with every sip which I actually quite enjoy.

M- Sharp from the hops and viscous from the malt. Medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- This beer has a wonderful duality to it. I would actually call it a brown IPA rather than a black IPA but that's just me. Either way, Abita is certainly stepping up their game with the new Select series. The Macchiato Espresso Stout was a bit disappointing but this and the French Connection are both stellar.

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Abita Select Imperator Black IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.