The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone - More Brown Than Black IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by gpogo:
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A-Dark opaque brown body with some reddish hints at the right angle of light. Small cream colored head that quickly dissipated.
A- Upon opening the bottle you get hit with a wonderfully hoppy aroma. With it comes some dark sweet malt aromas.
T- Very bitter up front and throughout. Towards the end you get a bit more malt flavor. Dark fruits and quite a bit of roastiness. Overall the hops dominate the flavor.
M- Medium body, moderate carbonation. Smooth, but there is a definite bite to it.
D- Quite an enjoyable brew. Smells/tastes very complex at first. Very good implementation of a Black IPA.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2012 02:20:35 | More by gpogo
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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.
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