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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Double Black Rye IPA (Midnight Hoppyness) - This one clocks in at 9.5 % ABV and over 100 IBU’s. This one will also be available in bottles soon. Will be named Midnight Hoppyness.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltman53 (302) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Pours coffee black, the aroma is hop-forward without any spicy rye notes. The West Coast hop treatment eclipses the rye characteristic I would expect in a rye IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (453) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Sample at Suds on the Shore. Pours black with an off-white head. Hops, dark roasted malt smokiness in the aroma and taste. Nice black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1732) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bomber from my special brother..thx g! Shared with hakes dr.. black pour..killer beer ..hopps ..bitter..long lasting aftertaste... love it

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Al_DePantzue (4) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
I found this beer to be very average and not special in anyway. The hops were flat and the malts seems overly burnt in flavor. I will be trying this beer again to make sure I didn't just get a defective product.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2603) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Flaske: En af de bedste Black IPA jeg har fået. Kulsort øl med et flot skumhoved. Duften er superlækker blød tropisk. Smagen er slet ikke ristet. Sort IPA i denne udgave er ganske hæderlig. God øl.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/7/2014. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, spicy rye, dark bread, floral, grass, pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and dark/roasted malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, spicy rye, dark bread, floral, grass, pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, spicy rye, dark bread, floral, grass, pine and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, balance, and robustness of bright citrus/pine hops and dark/roasted malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome imperial black IPA! All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and dark/roasted malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1863) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Draft at brewery. A moderate roast in the nose with some grassiness. Taste is like a chocolate/coffee combo. Short of a harsh roastiness. Quite pleasant and I am not a fan of this style. Light citrus and grass in the flavor from the hops. good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (982) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle to pint glass. Nice citrus and resin jump out of the glass. Black with brown head. Flavors of deep citrus with not too much roast. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1247) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle from Champanes, this ale had a dark brown / black pour and gave a large, foamy coffee cream colored bubbled cover that receded a bit and left a sticky ring, it left nice lacing on the glass, it had aromas of roasted malt, grapefruit like citrus and grass hops, a little coffee and faint caramel, the roasted malt and citrus hops were out front on the nose, the flavors were roasted malt with grapefruit citrus hops, a little caramel and coffee with some malt sweetness, the finish had a good citrus hop bitterness with some roasted malt bitterness and malt following, the mouth feel was light to medium that was creamy on the lips and it had average carbonation, I thought this was a good typical black ipa, it was a nice drink.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lightbias (77) - USA - JUL 2, 2014
Jet black and topped with a thick, khaki head and smelling deeply of roasted nuts and and toasted caramel. Lace is thick and sticky and supported by a heavy, black liquid; lightly bitter and slightly salty. Glides over my tongue and coats the inside of my mouth with a buzzy creaminess that is as enjoyable as I have experienced. This Midnight is going to be a favorite for a long time coming. I love everything about it and am looking forward to finding it again, very soon!

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3664) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Roasty and very bitter, very 2004, tons of roast and booze. Tons of alcohol burn, LAME


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