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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Midnight Ryder a hat tip to Bischoffs 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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4974) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Black color with a small head. Strong piney hop aroma. Very strong bitterness. Piney and dank. Light roasted malt. Very dry. I personally loathe Black IPAs... and this one sold me.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3281) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2017
This is pretty good stuff. Appearances 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1518) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 28, 2016
Can, deep brown near black. Aroma is earthy hops, pine and cocoa. Bitter and piney with chocolate. Its good, not my fav style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ronritter (227) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1494) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (495) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2016
12 oz can. BB 11/03/16. (Happy Harrys) 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3924) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1405) - 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 isnt overwhelming. Hint of roast in there too. Nicely balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (4467) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Can to glass. Nose is deep cocoa, fudge, breadth, piney. Damn. Actually a beer I like to smell. Taste is moderately ok. Fine. You know what. Its not bad for a style that sucks balls. But thats like being the ugliest midget. Youre still a midget. Bleh


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