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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

643 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 643
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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TruePerception

California

2.28/5  rDev -44.3%

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Collaboration

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.

09-01-2013 06:21:05 | More by TruePerception
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blackie

California

4.6/5  rDev +12.5%

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

08-31-2013 04:06:29 | More by blackie
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bmmortale

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-25-2013 15:20:57 | More by bmmortale
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paulgarrison

Alabama

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-17-2013 17:50:13 | More by paulgarrison
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Hoptoudrop

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-31-2013 23:20:15 | More by Hoptoudrop
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moonknight31

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-24-2013 05:54:55 | More by moonknight31
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

07-23-2013 15:08:40 | More by sonofliberty2
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Smurf2055

Washington

4.46/5  rDev +9%

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.

07-18-2013 06:11:18 | More by Smurf2055
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-14-2013 02:19:06 | More by pathman
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canders0927

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-11-2013 21:52:40 | More by canders0927
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-04-2013 02:54:15 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Nickqb7

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-29-2013 07:05:53 | More by Nickqb7
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Remdog

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

05-25-2013 23:09:17 | More by Remdog
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Hoozierdaddy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-25-2013 19:27:48 | More by Hoozierdaddy
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jakecattleco

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-21-2013 18:02:07 | More by jakecattleco
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watsonmd

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-21-2013 02:42:52 | More by watsonmd
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jpaulsen

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-19-2013 07:54:23 | More by jpaulsen
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BeastLU

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-18-2013 13:42:12 | More by BeastLU
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-13-2013 18:40:55 | More by vrbulldog22
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Bill235

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-10-2013 00:00:29 | More by Bill235
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Devilman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-27-2013 22:54:31 | More by Devilman
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-27-2013 09:09:52 | More by Kelp
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JoninVT

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-08-2013 22:04:52 | More by JoninVT
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polopaul20

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-05-2013 19:32:08 | More by polopaul20
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iparaez

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-01-2013 06:59:21 | More by iparaez
The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone - More Brown Than Black IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 643 ratings.