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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2308) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
Another great Black IPA from Indeed. Dark black, piney aroma. Excellent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bookman10 (662) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 Pours a dark, dark brown with a fairly thick, lasting, creamy head. Aroma of coffee and roasted grain. Flavor is dominated by the roasted grain and coffee flavors up front, with some nice hop bitterness underneath. Nice smooth mouthfeel and finish. This is one of my favorite BIPAs and the one I most often compare others to.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (615) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Nice balance between chocolate and roasted malts combined with the backing of plenty of hops. Sweet, bitter, and spicy on the finish. Very good- Indeed!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
Draft sample. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of dark chocolate-like roasted malt, char, and piney C hops. Very dry in the mouth with notes of white grapefruit, chalk, coal, and char before a chocolate and grassy hop bitter finish. Parhaps a bit too roasty dry for my taste, but still a very solid black IPA

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1758) - 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 (3505) - 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 (1999) - 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 (5934) - .....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 (5269) - 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 (2240) - 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.


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