The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone - More Brown Than Black IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by RBassSFHOPit2ME:
4.05/5 rDev -1%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Murky dark burgundy Brown, floaties, and no activation. Decent but average head retention and lacing.
Piney, prickly, citrusy dank west coast hops that overshadow the malts both in Nose and taste. I gave the nose a 4.5 due to the fact that I don't feel you can get a better citrusy IPA nose unless it was truly a IPA. Finish and mouthfeel almost perfect. Crisp, clean smooth and bitter at the same time leaving you begging for another sip. This one was hard for me to put down and stop sipping on. I kept coming for more.
I'm not sure how to describe this one other than the hops are showcased at the front, first and foremost and then the malts show up just a little more brown than black. Cheezy, but seriously.
I could session two or three of these before looking to go onto something else. Pretty solid on this collaboration.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2012 05:12:49 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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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.