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Midnight Hoppyness - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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90
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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KevT on 09-13-2013)
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Schnauzerlord

California

4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Let me preface this by stating that I'm a big fan of the style. Whether 'Cascadian Dark Ale' or 'American Black IPA', there's not many that I don't like. This one is a real winner, up there with Wookie Jack by Firestone Walker and DeSchutte's Hop in the Dark.

I am currently enjoying a pint glass of this delicious brew from a 22oz bottle, and right around $9 seems to be the average price when I've seen this in stores.

A: Pours as dark as it's name, with a thick, full head that's a creamy toasted brown color and lasts nicely

S: While the aroma is big, it's hard to distinguish any one aspect. There's a hoppy bitterness, but I can't pick up specific hop characteristics as I usually do, as the roasted malt smell is almost 'burnt' (in a good way) and kind of bullies all the other smells. It's far from bad, but I DO prefer a more distinctive hoppy nose.

T: excellent combination of coffee and that distinctive rye flavor mix it up well with 100 IBU worth of hops. Again, it's more difficult than normal to pick out specific elements, but the 9.5% ABV is definitely there, without being obnoxious. I really enjoy the roasted malt flavor and that rye dryness.

F: Not as thick or rich as many of the more common darker beers, but that fits well with the big hoppy flavor. Kind of dry for the high ABV, but again, that's not a complaint, just an observation.

Overall: Great beer for our SoCal 'winter'. Heavier than other similarly hopped offerings, but a big step below the standard porters and stouts we see as winter offerings when it comes to being filling. This one will be a regular in the fridge for as long as it's available.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 02:53:37 | More by Schnauzerlord
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Midnight Hoppyness from Knee Deep Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.