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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Pours a nice dark cola color with a tall brown head, has some decent lacing as well. Has some subtle coffee roast and chocolate scents, taste is similar with the nice pine bitterness coming in. Similar to their day tripper with some nice roast, prefer this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 Aromatics were deep and malty. Pours a deep jet black with brown head. Taste is deep and caramel tones. Palate is nice and full. Overall great brew

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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5796) - .....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...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (2863) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Can courtesy of Atom. Sweet milk chocolate and spruce hops aroma. Deep mahogany with a large tan head. Roasty malt, milk chocolate, and piney hops flavor. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation. Good stuff. I love black IPA’s.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4387) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Black color with a small head. Strong piney hop aroma. Very strong bitterness. Piney and dank. Light roasted malt. Very dry. I personally loathe Black IPAs... and this one sold me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3121) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Can from khoffman43. Thanks again Kyle! This one pours a very dark brown color with a lasting frothy tan head. The aroma is wonderful with lots of piney and citrusy hops accented by chocolaty malts. Potent and complex. The flavor is extremely bitter with strong spicy and piney hops, hints of grapefruit and coffee. The finish is bitter with a good dose of roasted malt. this is one of those beers that reminds me how good this style can be when done correctly. I’m really digging this new brewery!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6047) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
12 oz. can, sent from khoffman43 (thanks Kyle), pours black with a fairly small tan / light brown head. Aroma is super roasted, with dark roasted malt and burnt espresso, atop some harsh citrus hops - lovely nose. Flavour brings out bitter, dry cocoa, dark roasted malt and slightly burnt espresso, with some fairly potent sprucey, piney hops to balance, leaving a super dry and highly roasted, slightly bitter finish. Delicious black IPA - this is how you do them right.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Can thanks to Santa. Dark brown pour with a fluffy beige head. Aroma was full piney citrusy hops mixed with a nice toasty dark malt kick. Nice balance. Flavors were hop forward with notes of chocolate and roasted malt. Nice velvety mouthfeel, light to standard carbonation. Really excellent stuff. Paired nicely with a Papas Fritas.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10814) - 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.


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