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RATINGS: 160   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coreyvan (15) - Fridley, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Cask - hopped with mosaic- thick black appearance. Light frothy head. Aroma of camel and coffee. Taste very powerful. earthy hop notes followed by caramel and finish with a dry bitter feel. Mmmmmm...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2014
12oz can pours a watery black with some creamy beige head. Nose is odd, whole wheat flour, dusty, a little meaty, some roast mushroom, some dark chocolate. Flavor is malty, some pepper, some mushroom, bread crust, a little cherry, molasses. Dry finish. So so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
What a great beer. Bracing coffee and hop aromas. Nice sweet and bitter coffee and hops. One of the best black ipas I’ve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Poured from a 12oz can. Aroma is pine, caramel, and chocolate roast. Flavors are pine, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Well balanced beer just right amount of hops and malt to make the beer very drinkable. Well done indeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5712) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Can courtesy of TheHoff43: Hoppy charcoal and pine. Mahogany, medium tan head. Dry, char flavor with the bitterness coming more from the malt than hops. Hops are piney in nature, but really more in the background than anything. Medium body. A bit too dry for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
@RBSG-Minni–on tap-tight retaining tan-black. A-citrus/pine, dk malt-hint of molasses. T-pine hops, roast/cocoa-med/dk malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
(12oz can) Pours a black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted grain, grass, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of grass, roasted malt, chocolate, and grapefruit with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with thin off white head, aroma brought big orange, lemon, grapefruit into a nice roast, coffee, chocolate middle, some nutty notes as well. Taste is a mix of toffee, caramel, into some orange, pine and grass, slight roast, coffee in there some cocoa powder, finishing bitter, dry. Tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4024) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Pours basically black with a good head & good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is rich and roasty with a nice chocolaty character, and loads of mocha and coffee... such a nice malt character that the fruity hops sort of play second fiddle.

The flavor has a nice roastiness, a pleasant but low level of bitterness. & some dark chocolate. The beer keeps it plenty on the dry side and the hop character is nice, fruit forward... and again sort of pales in comparison to the nice roasty/stouty sorts of things going on here.

Not a great example of black IPA, but a really cool hoppy stout for real. .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
eruizgarcia (312) - - NOV 2, 2013
Poured from the can at Icehouse. Beautiful dark pour with a thick had. Aroma is roasted chocolate and coffee... Almost too roasted, tastes a bit burnt. Long bitter aftertaste. Good overall but could have used a bit more sweetness to balance the bitter roasted taste.

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