The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone - More Brown Than Black IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by PeterIngemi:
4/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Been looking forward to this one sense I heard about it.
A- deffinatley more black than brown, minimal off white head
S- very subtle, I was expecting a ton of hop aroma, there was a little, but I had to bury my nose in my glass a few times.
T- compeltly redeemed the aroma , delicious hops citrusy up front, then getting piney coming through with a touch of malt. Awesome hop flavor!
M- it is light/medium bodied, velvety... With a crisp dry finish, makes you want another sip.
O- this is an awesome brew! I am deffinatley not dissapointed. I only wish more of it was available.... I could drink a few of these
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2012 00:36:54 | More by PeterIngemi
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4.01/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle received as an extra. Can't recall from whom, sorry...
Body is opaque brown with a huge frothy tan head. A little muddy, or I might have rated higher here.
Nose is crisp, clean hops, with a musty maltiness on the finish.
Flavor immediately blows away the memory of a muddy appearance. This is a crisp, clean citrusy/ piney IPA. As a big fan of both the Alchemist and Stone, I get hop character from both brewery's characteristic styles. (Can't say about Ninkasi). Malt contribution is here, but not in a big way. I expected less hops and more malt, given the style and the age of this brew, but it just isn't so.
Mouthfeel is medium, high carb, and lightly tooth-stripping.
Overall, a very nice brew. This one sat around my on-deck fridge for far too long, but was still a great contribution to a quiet Sunday afternoon.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2014 19:49:30 | More by ghostwalker
The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone - More Brown Than Black IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.