The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone - More Brown Than Black IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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2.28/5 rDev -44.3%
(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)
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
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
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
The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone - More Brown Than Black IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 643 ratings.