Stone / The Alchemist / Ninkasi More Brown than Black IPA

Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1680) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle thanks to kaggie97. Pours black with foamy light tan head. Nose is hops with a slight chocolate aroma. Taste is rich hoppiness with some nice malt toastiness. Body is medium. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Pours a rich brown with a nose of thick grapefruit and pine. Flavor is bready biscuit and orange peel. Average mouthfeel. Blech.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
12oz bottle w/o a very imaginative name pours up brown copper amber, brownish with tiny floaties and thin tan head. The aroma is big and bold even while still pretty cold and delivers chewy pine and citrus hop goodness mixing with a bit of spicy hops, earthiness and faint roasted malts. The flavor, oh yeah, Im liking this. It unloads a great mix of pine hops and somewhat malt sweetened grapefruit and tangelo citrus hops. The hops have a modest level of hops flavor but formidable hop bitterness. This is chewy yummy and bold and maintains a nice hop flavor into the finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (8176) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2012
12oz bottle pours a, well, more brown than black, mahogany with a creamy, lacing, slightly off white head. Nose is hoppy, lemony, grass, grapefruit, a little sweetness. Flavor has something off. First flavor that hits you it a tar, rubber kind of thing, some medicinal, herbal thing. Some citrus, a little cleaning fluid. Some sweetness, brown sugar, molasses. Weird, herbal finish. Pass on this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Beer No. 3,700 for me overall. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is a mix of lightly roasted malt, chocolate and resinous pine. The flavor is similar, with a good bit of pine, resin and a hint of orange. I also get some lightly roasted malt and a bit of chocolate. The bitterness is fairly low, but the hop flavor - particularly the pine notes - really stand out. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice collaboration. Glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours brown with a moderate-large tan head that lasted until nearly mid-glass and left considerable lace all the way to the end. Very pleasant aroma that is filled with resinous pine hops along with some notes of lightly roasted malt. The flavor begins with a solid dose of malt, lightly sweet, and is followed by some resinous pine hops. Moderate hops bitterness at the finish. Medium-full bodied. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2823) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of dark bread, toasted and roasted, moderate to heavy pine for the hops, light leather for the yeast with wood in the background. Head is large, frothy, light tan with good lacing and good legs and is mostly lasting. Color is murky dark brown with a thick amount of medium sized particles, Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with acarbonation between soft anf lively and has a dry finish. Nice deep dark aromas and flavors with a great hop profile to balance out this tasty Black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Tasted at kickshaw. Pours somewhere between brown and black, tastes like a well-hopped brown ale. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (6141) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Oily nutty aroma. Hard to describe. Dark brown pour with sticky brown head. Thick pallet. Malty nutty and mildly hop taste. Different but I think I like it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
I loved this beer. Bottle pours a muddy brown with off-white head. Strong notes of pine, roasted malts, and hops with a faint coffee and vanilla characteristic. Taste linger quite a while after.

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