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

Not Rated.
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

644 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 644
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 64
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

MinorThreat, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

RedneckBeerz, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of TruePerception
2.28/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

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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.

TruePerception, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of blackie
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

o: love it - best cascadian I’ve had by a mile, perfectly hopped, complex brown malts, fuck yeah

blackie, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

bmmortale, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

paulgarrison, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Hoptoudrop, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

moonknight31, Jul 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

sonofliberty2, Jul 23, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

During pouring, the smells were off the hook. Poured into tulip, blackish with a couple fingers of tan head, good lacing and good retention.

Smell is like a double IPA, but deeper. Super hoppy, but without being overpowering.

Taste is bitter up front, fruity in the middle, and sour/bitter in the back.

There is a lot of West Coast hop profile to this, but Alchemist does bring something new and unexpected. Good beer.

Smurf2055, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

canders0927, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Nickqb7, May 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Remdog, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Hoozierdaddy, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jakecattleco, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

watsonmd, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

jpaulsen, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

BeastLU, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

vrbulldog22, May 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Bill235, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Devilman, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Kelp, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

JoninVT, Apr 08, 2013
The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone - More Brown Than Black IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 644 ratings.