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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


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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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jazz88's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2669) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle. A dark brown color with a tan head. A toasted caramel and toffee aroma with a nice dry bitter finish with plenty of chocolate malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10262) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"As well balanced as possible for being much more of a hop monster than I thought. The malts are in the background a little, mainly Light roast, caramel, and molasses. The hops are abundantly grapefruit and pretty bitter on the back end. Nice brew."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pras (578) - Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Just noticed this beer on the list and remember that I had a bottle. I thought this was very enjoyable, slightly roasty, nicely bitter. Its a shame that it is just a one off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berard (633) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours more brown than black with thin creme colored head that dissipates. Mild hop aroma over medium carbonation. Medium substance and coffee flavor. A bit sweet with a hop resin finish. Above average complexity for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
bottle. Brown with one finger head. Malty brown ale with big tasty hops. Lots of citrus especially. Very delicious meld of flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
1/25/2012. From bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, resin, citrus, caramel. Caramel flavors with malt showing through, nice hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2011 bottle. Pours dark brown. Carmal malt and chocolate notes. Very malty nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Clear mahogany pour with a tightly packed khaki head. Candied citrus, orange peel, honey-baked biscuit, resinous pine, and caramel malt. Nothing was terribly aggressive here. Balanced and drinkable but not awe-inspiring or memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2013
This was OK and definitely had the Stone stamp on it. Hoppy aroma that leaned toward piney. Dark brown color with a medium and quickly dissipating head. Medium body and good carbonation. This reminded me of a brown ale mixed with an IPA, which may be what they were going for. Some roasted malts in the background but not enough in my opinion. Nice bitterness that needed a little more balance. Good but Stone puts out much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22572) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5642) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle. Brown pour with thin white head, light lacing. Aroma of molasses, quite potent, peppery hops, hops are rather timid. Flavor is sweet, molasses and roasty, bitter finish. Thick palate, med carbonation.

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