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Midnight Hoppyness - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
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224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 9
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: KevT on 09-13-2013

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 224 | Reviews: 30
Photo of vfgccp
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrBeige
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stomioka
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gtg642
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a hoppy, spicy nose – definite rye notes and a hint of roast but the hops dominate. It pours brilliant deep dark brown with a 1” lightly tanned lacy white foam cap that dissipates slowly. The palate starts with initial hints of caramel followed by light roast backed up and balanced by some hop bitterness with fresh grain especially in the finish. The beer has dark beer roastiness but it is dialed back just enough and the hops have just enough presence to pull the beer back from being a porter or a stout and to evoke an IPA. There are just hints of darker malt sweetness and light chocolate but again the level of hops keep it back from falling into porterdom while the dark malts mellow the hops. It a little oily, medium full body and medium carbonation.

Photo of jemarent
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutHunter
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Short Review. This was a pretty solid Black IPA, it was very true to style and it had some nice balance to it. Not much stuck out about it, but it didn't have any off aspects at all and it's pretty much just what I would expect from a nice Black IPA. I would buy a bottle of this if I saw it.

Photo of PaulWaters
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TequilaTom
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of daave1
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fox227
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbrown21
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraFlight
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pitch black color with a thick beige head with decent retention.
Aroma with notes of roasted and smoked malts, rye and some citrusy.
Flavor with notes of rye, dark fruits, pine, grapefruit, grass, vanilla, coffee, licorice and cocoa. Dry aftertaste with a bitter and spiced long lasting note.
Medium towards full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 9.5% is completely absent.
Beer with great malt complexity and a bold personality that is well balanced with a proper (lots of it) amount of citrus hops.

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bsm80x
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Birmz
3.42/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fremont897
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jonathanjones27
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Citrus aroma for days, smoky finish... me gusta

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oh! This is a good beer!

Photo of MickeyHops
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ox13
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For a black ipa especially a double it was great. Not too malty like most blacks ... Knee deep cant do wrong.

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Midnight Hoppyness from Knee Deep Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.