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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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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3.7
PorterPounder (7886) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2017
St. Paul, Mn - Wine Thief & Ale Jail - 12 oz. can. Deep dark as coal pour with a thick sticky mocha colored head. Aroma has some eggy accents, a brief touch of spruce. Flavor is full bodied and delicious. Nice bittersweet citrusy accents, a touch of licorice, some minty rye accents, some nuttiness. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Very decent.

4.5
drpimento (3568) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2017
This is pretty good stuff. Appearance’s an opaque Brown black with a large frothy head that lasts a long time. Aroma is hops and a little bit of roast. Flavors similar to know is fairly balanced and very easy drinking.

3.4
dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 28, 2016
Can, deep brown near black. Aroma is earthy hops, pine and cocoa. Bitter and piney with chocolate. It’s good, not my fav style.

3.7
Ronritter (652) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2016
12oz can pours pitch black with nice tan head ample lacing with a licorice and roast aroma, flavor is slight dark roast coffee with a slight pine bitterness on the back end nice brew.

4
gopherfan99 (1774) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Tap; pours nearly black with a brown head; aroma of roasted malt, citrus, pine, and some floral hints; taste is light bitter with chocolate, roasted malt, citrus, and hints of caramel and pine; finish is dry with some roasty bitterness; very nice

3.9
euniceradio (525) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2016
12oz can to tulip. Pours black, tan short head. Aroma of earth, coffee bean, toast, chocolate and spiced hop oil. Taste of same with bitter chocolate and toffee finish.

3.9
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2016
12 oz can. BB 11/03/16. (Happy Harry’s) Fargo, ND.
Dark brown color with a red hue and moderate size fluffy tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, mild coffee, mild hops, some bitterness and sweetness in the aroma. Nice... really nice. The flavor is roasted malt, coffee, hops, moderate bitterness, some chocolate and licorice. This is tasty. Yummy. Just a little thin. Just a little. Not much. Just a little.

3.8
MrTipple (4782) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Floral hops, dark, toasted malts, filter coffee. Very hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium bitter. Dark, toasted malts, coffee, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Very nice Black IPA, well-balanced. Keg at the brewery, Minneapolis.

3.7
dinkle50 (1465) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Black pour with a tan head, lace present. Aroma of chocolate and pine with a hint of roasted malt. Full bodied, almost creamy. Taste is full of chocolate, pine and earth. Nice bitter finish, but isn’t overwhelming. Hint of roast in there too. Nicely balanced.

3.6
hfmejias (1282) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured dark brown, cola like, minimal beige head but nice spotty lacing all over the glass. Aroma of pine, caramel and some chocolate. Taste is hoppy, slightly bitter, super well balanced with malts, roasty coffee. Very good, very enjoyable.


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