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Stone / The Alchemist / Ninkasi More Brown than Black IPA

Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
No commercial description

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bodegaboy (3) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2012 does not count
Bottle. Pours medium brown with tan head. On the nose aromas of grapefruit, dark coffee, earth, hay,cocoa. On the palate the grapefruit/citrus arrives first, quickly followed by the roasty/earthy/hay plus some smoke on the midpalate, and finishing with more of the citrus and some cocoa. Overall medium bodied , balanced and dry on the finish, another classic example of the Stone house style. An interesting, balanced effort

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Baron’s Market Place RB: Dark, dark brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is hoppy grapefruit with light pine notes. Flavor starts with some sharp stout like bitterness followed by lots of citrus and a lingering dry orange rind finish. Medium body is velvety with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours darkish brown with small tan head. Aroma is quite hoppy, mostly citrus. Some sweet, roasty aromas linger in later. Flavor is predominately pine and grapefruit, but is a bit muddled with the roasty efforts. Smooth finish; easy drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Clear medium dark brown pour with a tan head. Grapefruit, tropical fruit, piney hops, roasted malt, and light toasted bread. I like it, pretty dry and hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3561) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Pours medium brown color with tan head. Grapefruit and line aromas with some toasted malts. Quite bitter grapefruit rind flavor with some pine and moderately roasted malts. Medina body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 8, 2012
I forget the exact color, nice medium coarseness tan head. Aroma is a blast of citrus, orange, lemon, bit of pineapple (wow), light body, smooth, not prickly, mild grapefruit and pine sap, moderate-to-huge smooth bitterness, touch of clean grain, not very sweet, only a touch of bark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Chernozem black/brown with medium tan head. Much lacing. Sprucey and piney hop aroma. Full bodied, hoppy with a nice roast malt tinge. Hop finish. Worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy brown with a tan head. Very nice aroma of hops, grapefruit. Nice malt flavor, chocolate, but balanced with the citrus hops. Very well done beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Dark mahogany with big, foamy, beige head / Big nose of weed and dirt (like a good bag of pot) / Light body, crisp with a hint of sweetness, with big hops and long finish / Bright, elegant, flavors of weed, pineapple, orange, cut pine, and a hint of chocolate / Great, great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle @ home. Fairly cloudy, deep brown appearance with a light brown head that dissipates pretty quickly leaving a few large bubbles. Super piney, ganja, very resiny hoppy, roasted dark malty aroma. Huge resiny, piney hoppy, sitcky, organic, roasty dark chocolate malty flavor. Resiny, roasty aftertaste. Really a big resiny, ganja flavored black IPA. I may be picking up some more of this, though it is a little pricey for a single 12 oz.

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