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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Midnight Ryder – a hat tip to Bischoff’s son, Elliott Ryder – is cloaked in mystery and full of surprises. A style of disputed origins and merit, American Black Ale puts a distinctly American twist on the India Pale Ale with five varieties of malt that give this dark beer a medium body and a complex array of flavors including caramel, chocolate and a smidgen of roast. Sealing the deal are six varieties of American-grownhops added throughout the 90-minute boil. This beer offers a resinous and piney character with just enough citrus to bring balance at the finish line.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
Dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is full of rye with some roasted malt and pine. The flavor is full of bitter black malt, pine, grass and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3192) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2013
Can - Pours black with a creamy tan head. Nose is juicy citrus and pine hops that are overwhelmed a bit by the roasty malt. Taste has some more chocolate, medium roast, a little coffee, and more of the juicy hops. Finishes pretty roasty, along with some pine hops. Real thin in the mouth, with some light carbonation. A little roastier than I like my black IPAs, but still tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2013
Pours a very deep brown, near black with a dark khaki head. Decent head retention with moderate lacing. Aroma is cascades, definitely dry hopped with cascades, and most likely brewed with the pacific northwest big C’s. Taste is a blend of dark roasts, caramel malts, and american hop finish. Really like this BIPA, and will replace my old favorite BIPA back in black as my go to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25838) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
Can at yespr. Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and hops. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, hops and grass. Dry roasted and hppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13984) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
Can from Guerde. Pours black with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is a bit chocolate and smooth dark malt. Hop might be resin. Med body. Main flavor is resin followed by med dark chocolate. Fairly strong flavors. Finishes with a lot of hop bitter over a touch of sweet roast dark malt. Very different - very good. Thanks Andy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9014) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
Can shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a smooth toasted malt flavor with some dark chocolate and coffee and a bitter finish. A lot chalkier than a black ipa. This is an interesting and very tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
Canned. Black coloured. Dense light brown coloured. Aroma: Light roast, herbs, sweetness, hay, caramel. Flavour: Roast, chocolate, herbs, flowers, Medium bodied. Ends roasted bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
12 fl oz can. Pours pitch black with a thick brown head. Aroma is roasted malty and chocolate malty. Solid bitter, chocolate and light ashtrayish roasted malty. Bitter, light chalky, chocolate and dry bitter, towards grapefruity hoppy. Chocolate and solid bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34231) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
Can. A dark brown beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and hops, leading to a dry roasted and bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Not a big fan of black IPAs, but this one is pretty good. Deep, dark pour. Aroma is a little scattered - bitter roast, dark chocolate, pine, citrus. Flavor is pretty similar, though a little more harmonious. The bitterness from the roast/hops combine to be pretty intense, but still manageable. Good creamy mouthfeel. Good brew.

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