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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.

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3.4
yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
12 fl oz can. Pours pitch black with a thick brown head. Aroma is roasted malty and chocolate malty. Solid bitter, chocolate and light ashtrayish roasted malty. Bitter, light chalky, chocolate and dry bitter, towards grapefruity hoppy. Chocolate and solid bitter finish.

3.7
Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
Can. A dark brown beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and hops, leading to a dry roasted and bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.7
joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
Can at yespr. Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and hops. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, hops and grass. Dry roasted and hppy finish.

4
Travlr (26075) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Draft at GTMW. Thank you Louis for the recommendation! Pretty much black, brown head. Aroma of floral chocolate with light pine. Taste is bitter chocolate, burnt espresso. Very tasty.

3.9
Leighton (22306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Can shared at CBC Islington during the Ryan Tasting - many thanks to Ryan the Can Man. Pours brown with a big, frothy beige head. Good baking cocoa in here, rich pine, some toasty bread. A solid black IPA on the whole. Very drinkable, pretty dynamic.

3.6
harrisoni (19332) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Can from Ryan. Harsh roast. Decent dark chocolate. Lovely chocolate. Not too much hop. Good

3.9
mcberko (18950) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
12 oz. can, sent from khoffman43 (thanks Kyle), pours black with a fairly small tan / light brown head. Aroma is super roasted, with dark roasted malt and burnt espresso, atop some harsh citrus hops - lovely nose. Flavour brings out bitter, dry cocoa, dark roasted malt and slightly burnt espresso, with some fairly potent sprucey, piney hops to balance, leaving a super dry and highly roasted, slightly bitter finish. Delicious black IPA - this is how you do them right.

3.7
jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2013
Can from a generous trader. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of roasted chocolate malt, dark roast, dank resin, pine and grapefruit. Bitter grapefruit/resin and pine finish with some chalky roast. Mouthfeel is a little lighter than medium.

3.9
bhensonb (15754) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
Can from Guerde. Pours black with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is a bit chocolate and smooth dark malt. Hop might be resin. Med body. Main flavor is resin followed by med dark chocolate. Fairly strong flavors. Finishes with a lot of hop bitter over a touch of sweet roast dark malt. Very different - very good. Thanks Andy.

3.5
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 4, 2017
Can at an Indeed tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Dark brown to black, beige head. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate, piney and fruity hops, slightly "green". Flavor is rather dry, roasty, hoppy, bitter. Medium-bodied. Good.


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