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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

640 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 640
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 62
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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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.

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Stone / Ninkasi / The Alchemist More Brown Than Black IPA: Appearance: thick, black with grey specks; Taste/Mouthfeel: oatmeal, tobacco ash; bad

The name is far and away the biggest misnomer I've come across in beer yet!

Poured into a pint glass.

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a: served in a unibroue tulip, the pour creates a healthy coating of khaki carbonation, retained well atop the brown-black ale

s: oh man, a stunner here - fantastic fresh pine hop aromas and a rich blend of nutty, toasted brown malts, lots of woody and herbal influence - notably thyme, rich and spicy tropical fruit juice, loads of fresh hop pulp, just great, an intoxicating aroma

m: carbonated to somewhere between light and moderate, combining with a medium body to create a full, creamy effect

t: the same near perfect complex of toasty brown malts and vivid pine and tropical hop flavors found on the nose, only a brief touch of sugars, woody, some dry roasted flavors pulling through in the bitter finish, delicious

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