Stone / The Alchemist / Ninkasi More Brown than Black IPA

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

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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9672) - Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown color, medium to large beige head with quite a bit of sediment floating throughout. The aroma has some roasted caramel malt and ample amounts of fresh hops that make me want to take that first drink. The flavor does show a nice balance between the roasted malt and the resiny and light citrus hops. Moderate bitterness to the finish. The roasted notes come out a bit more as it warms. Medium bodied. Another solid black IPA from the producers of another favorite black ipa of mine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2012
12oz bottle, purchased for $4 from Dutchs. Really dark brown red color... But the most striking visual aspect here are the super abundant chunks of yeast everywhere... Suspended in the body, stuck on the snifters glass, and a bunch more still in the bottle itself. A bit of light tan / white head, leaves good lace. Light, but very smooth and crisp carbonation. Bigger body. Lots of roasty dark malt flavor in every sip. Some dark fruit, dates maybe. A great, sharp but balanced hop note comes in after that initial roastiness, and lingers in the aftertaste, beckoning you to come back to the glass for another sip. A very roasty and resin-bitter taste, light spice... Really awesome flavor overall, its unique and difficult to describe. My expectations were set high for this, but honestly, this is great. And a six-pack of this stuff would be absolutely dreamy. Good to the last drop, chunks and all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9552) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a huge beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a brown ale flavor with lots of treacle and a citrus finish. Complex and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle is murky brownish with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of big fruity orange, grapefruit and other citrus notes, touch of resinous and pine notes as well meld into some cocoa and roasted notes, touch of caramel. Taste is more of the resinous, dank hop with some slight grapefruit undertones, going into a nice balanced roast and chocolate middle, finishes bitter. Nicely executed.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9268) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2012
bottle. cola brown body with a mocha colored head, small-bubbled, quickly dissipating. resinous grapefruit and cocoa powder nose (mild roast, light toffee, more of a caramelized orange / citrus juice aroma). extremely bitter and astringent, wholly out of balance, like sucking on grapefruit skin. pungent hop acids and dark malts and roast (though mild) create a cream cheese and sulfuric egg note. yummy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8884) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle. Murky brown beer with a tan head. Big grapefruit and summer fruit aroma. Summer fruti and grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Pine and light summer fruit lingers with grapefruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8531) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
It is what it is.

Balanced toffee, flowery.

Dennis shared this shit.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8358) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (8184) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Muddy dark dark brown with a thin light khaki head. The aroma is dank and sticky hops, like a flowery fresh picked hop bine, plus some grapefruit/apricot aroma, with just a hint of roasty malts. Flavor is very roasty and black-malty, almost acidicly so. It also has this tone that I find difficult to describe, except "roasted turkey with gravy". The hop character isnt too complex, just murky bitterness, with some herbal piney flavors. Really earthy throughout, but earthiness and bitterness dont mix too well in this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8179) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Pours a deep brown .. awesome head, lacing is impressive too .. . you can definitely see the brewers come through on this beer .. . very light roast, some sap and burnt hop fields .. . slick smooth mouthfeel, the 7.4 is well done, warms the stomach a bit .. . i might buy again if a touch cheaper .. . . Liquid breakfast. Ive had champagne on my Golden Grahams.


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