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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Canned sample from Whole Foods in Minneapolis. Pours very dark with minimal head. Absolutely delicious blend of malt and hops. Cant wait to have this one again.

4.6
briandwagner (23) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Robust, rich, and hoppy taste with a nice crispness to it. Over all, very good.

3.9
edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2015
12 oz can pours black with a tan head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and pine. Taste is resin, citrus, malts and some chocolate.

4.2
Obfuscate (573) - Minneapolis, - DEC 4, 2014
Pours dark black with a beige head. Smells of hops, chocolate and roasted malts. Tastes the same. Very good balance and easy to drink. A great example of the style.

3.8
kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2014
12pz Can to glass pour at home, compliments of chad. Black with off white head. Cocoa and biscuit aroma. Chalky milky and bitter chocolate taste. Full flavor in this sucker. Delicious.

3.9
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Keg @ Indeed. Deep brown. Pine cone and cocoa. Some cream. Lovely aggressive PNW hoppiness. Rich ash and dark chocolate. Pillowy and full. Slightly dry on the finish. Medium body, soft carb. Great.

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kathouse (1893) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - OCT 24, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2014 On tap at Crooked Pint. Deep mahogany with a light brown foam. Nice citrus hop aroma. Medium body. Nice mix of pine hop bitterness and chocolate. Well balanced and very enjoyable.

3.1
kambei70 (1070) - - OCT 10, 2014
2014 bottle. Jet black with virtually no head. Aroma is dark malt and grass and a hint of sourness. Taste is dark burnt malt with a grassy bitterness. Thin mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a big dark tan head that lasts forever and leaves good lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus and some chocolate. Taste has bittersweet chocolate, some roastiness, citrus and a combination of bright roasty and piney bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth drinking and a good blend of flavors. Not very complex but very enjoyable.

3.5
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2014
A black beer with a tan head. The aroma and flavor are roasted, smoky malt and fruity hops.


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