Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the Indeed Brewing Company’s taproom in Minneapolis, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown (nearly black), with an average sized tan head that slowly dissipates to a film top and beige ring and some spotty lacing. aroma of more 3-C’s hops. Citrusy, grapefruit and some spicy hops that hides the toasted dark malt profile. Taste is full bodied, definitely a strong black IPA character with mostly citrusy and spicy hops that overpowers the toasted malt flavor. Finish has a lingering spicy hop aftertaste with some alcohol presence followed by a dry citrus and malt aftertaste. definitely more of a black IPA than their regular Midnight Ryder.
Trev (1818) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour. Thick tan head.
Citrus and roasted malt.
Flav is cola, toffee. Roasted malt. Coffee, citrusy hop.
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arminjewell (5581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of big pine, grass, orange peel into a big roast, coffee, and dark cocoa middle, lingering caramel and sweet sugars come through. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, toffee, dark fruits, hints of earth, grain, nice pine, orange peel, finishing bitter.
jcwattsrugger (10889) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 bottle-thanks jesob (and Mike) @RBSG-Minni-tan ring-mahogany. A-pine, slightly sour med malt-roast. T-pine, med malt-roast.
TheHOFF43 (1606) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pour is dark, nice and hoppy with roasted malts and chocolate. Some cool flavors with this, like an overly hopped stout
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black brown with a tight khaki head that lasts. Aroma is sweet malt a little vegetal and brown sugar. Taste is bitter floral earthy hops roasted chocolate malt and faint spice. Palate medium and dry.
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Northbound Smokehouse (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 27/11/12)
Aroma: Roasted malt, spruce, some earthiness.
Appearance: Dark brown/black with a small tan head.
Taste: Medium bitterness.
Palate: Medium bodied, thin texture, and an average carbonation.
Pretty one-dimensional, but still good.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle via trade with mattyb83 - Pours a dark brown color with a long lasting large tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is pine tar, slight burnt malt, and light fruity esters. Flavor is pine and floral hops with some lightly sweetened roasted malt. The malt sweetness lingers a bit in the finish. Medium body. A very nice beer. Thanks Matt.
northropfrye (1886) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a nice dark black IPA, with offwhite head. Aroma of hops, tastes a little bitter but nicely balanced. Abv well masked.
jmikolich (1352) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Indeed, Pitch black 10oz pour, nose of obvious hops and roast, this is bordering on too much in a black IPA, the roasty burnt flavors are no longer fully complementing the hops but now battling, still a tasty beer with a lingering finish but I think I prefer the regular black IPA from them
Atom (1192) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle, had many times on tap. Pours a dark brown black with a medium tan head. Aroma of spciy resinous hops, citrus, with a solid chocoalate roasted backing. Taste upfront is tons of resinous hops and bitter grapefruit which flows nicely in too choclatee, toffee, molasses, and roasted malts. A supercharged Midnight Ryder, yum!