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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1734) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Can. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is piney with nice chocolate and coffee aromas. Flavor has a nice hop start with solid chocolate and malts backbone. Very good black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3020) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Tap. Pours deep brown reddish black, small brown head, great lacing. Aroma is citrus, roasted malt, caramel, mango, coffee. Flavor is same, Light sweet, medium bitter, fading to a light bitter finish, light astringence.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1965) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Can. Rich dark black pour, thick half inch tan head and an aroma of chocolate malt, and oats. Flavor is nice hoppy chocolate, peat and piney on the aftertaste. Very nice, looking forward to trying a lot more of their beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
insane label, as soon as the bottle starts sweating- unreadable .. . pours a deep brown .. middle head, lacing is strong .. . light browned bitterness .. light mouth .. . just a american style brown for me, but tasty . .. . i need an eraser for my drywall...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2012
On draught at the Indeed Brewing Company’s taproom in Minneapolis, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown (near black) colored brew with an average sized beige head that has some nice retention and lacing. Aroma of mostly citrus hops, a hint of grapefruit, toasted dark malt, a hint of coffee and some light licorice. Taste is medium bodied, character closer to a dry stout with toasted dark malt, some dry leafy mild hops, a touch of sage and a touch of Bakers chocolate. Finish is semi-dry, more of the roasted dark malt in the finish, short-lived, then a mild bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2193) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Draft at taproom. Faint roasted malt and hop in the nose. Black body with thin tan head. One of the better black IPAs I’ve had in awhile. Moderate hop profile.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2012
12 oz. can to glass. Pours brown black with a tight foamy (almost creamy) khaki head that settles to a foamy film a shows signs of lacing. Aroma has a well mixed scent of piny grapefruit hops and roasted malt and subtle bakers chocolate. Taste is bitter hops and then the roasted chocolate malt comes out and blends in well and has a nice spice finish. Palate is full and a little creamy with a dry finish. Really nice black IPA! Awesome to see some more amazing beer being made right here in Minneapolis!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2012
On tap at the source... Pours just a barely transparent deeper cola hue, lesser intense edges, and topped a frothy off-white head... Citrusy hop aroma and a mild cocoa and roasted malt profile. More of an emphasis on the former... Flavors are more of the same. Hoppy green fresh citrus with a balancing roasted chocolatey malt presence. Less than medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
750ml bottle from Atom, thanks Adam! Bottled on Sept 12, 2012. Pours a black body with finger-width, creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big, dry, resiny pines with a solid chocolate backing. A light burnt roast, some citruses, and a touch of coffee. Flavor is similar. Lots of pine resins up front with a moderate citrus. Nice cocoa backing with a light roast and coffee coming out towards the end. Finishes dry, resiny, moderately bitter, lightly roasted, and piney with a nice chocolate and light citrus element. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid black IPA. Well hopped, lightly roasted, resiny, and moderately bitter with a nice, smooth, lightly sweetened cocoa malt backing. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1438) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012
on tap at Indeed, looks great, smells burnt and tastes like a burnt IPA, really solid black IPA... not a home run, but if I had this locally i’d enjoy it quite often.


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