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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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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a brown black color with a fairly tall dense head beige in color. Carb's are densent but light.
Fantastically aromatic and awesomely fragrant.
I can smell floral hops and piney hops along with orange tangerine in the bouquet. Wonderful.
Taste leans towards the hops with malts being a minor player. Dark ales of this style tend to lean towards a roasted malt bill actually bordering more towards a porter then an ale due in part from the use of black patent malts, but not the case here.
Flavor here is hops. Orange citrus and cedar notes can be pulled from the flavor. Along with floral. There just enough malts to accent the hop flavor. the malts have a nice complexity also.
Feels smooth on the palette but one can feel a very light chalkiness as it drinks. Bitterness is quite low and finishes clean.
this was an awesome drinking beer in every aspect. With the names on the bottle would you expect anything less.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 11:53:09 | More by micromaniac129
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The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone - More Brown Than Black IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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