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The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone - More Brown Than Black IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone - More Brown Than Black IPAThe Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone - More Brown Than Black IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

642 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 63
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 12-20-2011)
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djbreezy

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - dark brown like strong coffee, medium head, retention lasts a bit then leaves, strong lacing

Smell - citrus and floral hops dominate with a spice note

Taste - floral and pine hops with citrus mixed in and a unique spice note that complements the hops

Mouthfeel - medium body, oily, slightly dry, high carbonation

Overall - not a perfect beer but great west coast hop profile, I dig it

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 02:35:23 | More by djbreezy
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Nose is crisp, clean hops, with a musty maltiness on the finish.

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The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone - More Brown Than Black IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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