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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14203) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Heavy complex toasted earthy citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation with small particles. Heavy bittersweet flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (14027) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2012
12oz bottle. Opaque black body, medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, light floral. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some chococaramel, light lemon. Medium body, some resin, acidity, light stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks eyes_wide_shut and YK23. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of lovely fruity and "green" hops and some roasty notes. Flavor has some sweetish maltiness, slightly roasty, with nice bitter fruity and piney hops. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13702) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle at Petrol Station. Pours a cloudy brown with a small frothy off white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is floral hops and hemp. Thin mouthfeel with a very strong hop and grass with long lingering dry finish. A very good black IPA from The Alchemist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large dense creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal hops, faint roast and nutty notes. The taste is bitter herbal hops, citrus and tropical notes along with an asian vibe and tart malts. Medium bodied. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma of grain, pine, grapefruit, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, pine, earth, grapefruit, and chocolate with a moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12841) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear black with a large, creamy and frothy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is pine, earthy, minty, and woody hops, toast and chocolate malt with dates, plums, and raisin notes. Flavor is medium-high hops and bitterness, dark malt backbone, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
This brew pours dark brown with hints of ruby around the edges and a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and piney hops. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, citrus and toasted malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Solid Black IPA all around.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (12257) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
12 oz bottle. It pours a murky pond water brown with tons of floaties and a fluffy light brownish-tan head. The smell is slightly roasty with some cocoa, there is a hint of tropical fruit. Not really a prime-time combo. The flavor is pretty bitter which helps it. There is a fair amount of cocoa and roastiness. The hops arent as apparent in the flavor besides the bitterness. There is a slight bit of fruit but it is subtle. It really tastes more like a porter with a ton of bittering hops more than anything, not really an IPA at all and not bad. If they just got rid of the aroma hops in this one it would be pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (12140) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
12oz bottle. Brown pour with a large sized off white head. Pine, caramel and roasty aromas. Pine, roast, chocolate, some caramel, and some earth in the tastes.

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