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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%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty peachy hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty peachy hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
9th January 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, thick pale tan head. Palate is light and semi soft with mild fine carbonation. Softish malt, not sweet. A little malt cream. Decent piney hops, touch of mint. Finishes soft and semi dry and somewhat wishy washy! Mild bitter linger. Okay, lack a bit of cohesiveness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Draft. Almost black in color, bright white head. Aroma of pine > grass > chocolate. Taste is dark roasted and toasted bread. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
A dark brown, perhaps chestnut, color with a soapy khaki colored head. A nice fresh hop aroma full of grapefruit and pine. Really quite resinous with lots of fresh citrus qualities. Really not much malt to be found. There is some toast and nuttiness to the flavor, however. Grapefruit hop notes follow quickly behind it and there is a solid bitterness on the finish with lots of pine flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15804) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
Medium brown and smells great - lots of bright, grapefruity, weedy hops. Quite dry, again with lots of woody hops. Hints of sweetish, nutty malts pull it together. Clean like a Stone beer, and deceptively simple, everything just comes together really well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle in Hotel Room, Brooklyn - Shared with Mette. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Roasted malts, fresh hoppy, bitter hoppy, fruity, light dried fruits, light bitterness, herbal, nice Brown IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
12 oz. bottle, pours a dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma explodes with citrus hops, with roasted malt to back - a bit of tropical fruits too. Flavour of buttery caramel malts / roasted malt, and lots of resinous hops. Less roasty and bitter and harsh than Stone’s other black IPAs. Very balanced and smooth. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Moderate cat pee aroma over some mildly roasted malt. Med + body. Flavor is very cat pee with some resin notes over the roast malt. Clear, clean, .... Cat pee. Most brilliant ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13587) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Heavy complex toasted earthy citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation with small particles. Heavy bittersweet flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of skunk bud, earthiness, pine, grapefruit, light roastiness and light tropical fruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, earthiness, skunk bud, pine, grapefrut and light tropical fruit with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering fruity finish.

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