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RATINGS: 161   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 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Very good black ale. Tan foam head and black body. Scent is faint roast and cocoa. Overall a very good black ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Can. Pours a flat black body under a nice frothy light brow head that had excellent retention. The nose is a mixture of roast, chocolate malt, citrusy hops, and a little bit of a floral note. The flavor is a perfectly balanced mixture of chocolate malt and bitter fresh hoppiness up front, with the roast emerging a big stronger on the finish. Great lingering citrusy finish that really hangs around. Medium bodied with a slight resiny cling from the hops. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Excellent beer, just about perfect Black IPA for my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5021) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Houblons verts enrobés de mélasse, caramel et céréales aggressivement rôties. Simple, juste assez sucré, finale sèche, buvabilité honnête.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Tap/can. (From notes) Pours a deep brown to black. Aroma is roasted coffee/chocolate and a thick dankish hop. Taste is the best Black IPA i’ve pretty much ever had. Hoppy, bitter, dry, chocolate, light roast coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with thick frothy tan tinged. Aroma is sprucey with white grapefruit. Flavor is almond, spruce and vanilla. Body is light and cleansing. Scrubs the mouth. Carbonation is average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (935) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Pretty tasty black ipa...reminds me alot of sierra nevada black ipa...a decent black but a few better out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UkrainPubCrawler (116) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2014
A very tasty American Black Ale. Plenty of hops with lots of depth and character. The caramel, chocolate and roasted flavors come through nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redbeard3 (107) - - MAY 10, 2014
Poured from can into a tulip glass. Light black color with off white head. Deep resins and pine from the hops. Chocolate and caramel from the malt. Nicely balanced black ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (1017) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2014
Tap at Ward 6. Reddish black with a tan head and heavy lacing. Piney and lemon hops, burnt sugar and tea. Taste is sweet with a piney bitterness. Medium body with a foamy feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2014
12 ounce can. Pours a dark brown color with a medium white head. A sweet chocolate nose with some smoke. Bitter rye, oranges, chocolate, dark malts, lingering rye bread. Pretty mellow.

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