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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.


3.9
   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 (3366) - 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 (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...

3.9
   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.

3.9
   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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4185) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 29, 2012
12 ounce can thanks to khoffman43. Big hoppy pine nose. Tons of aroma. Super carbonated pour. Not overly chocolate or like some black IPAs that border on stouts. But very nicely done and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (3018) - 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 (4502) - 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 (3483) - 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!


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