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Midnight Hoppyness - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%


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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anon

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-20-2013 00:44:17 | More by anon
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tschiess

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-18-2014 23:35:04 | More by tschiess
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my lovely wife for hauling this bottle back from her vacation...err, work trip to San Diego. On second hand, screw that. It's only my due for being left here in the harsh Minnesota cold. Split with aforementioned wife.

The pour is very dark & very carbonated, with light leading bloody around the top eight inch or so of the brew. Nose is that distinctly unnatural marriage of roast & piney hops with a sideswipe of Hershey's Kiss. Not bad, but light.

Midnight Hoppyness probably made early parole. Wild mix of roast, sweet malts, piney hops, & after all that marches by the parade stand, there's a blast of earthy, spicy rye. At the exact moment of rye detonation there's a hump of bitterness: the finish is a tumbling shaker of everything trying to shout at the top of its lungs for my tongue's attention. Smoothness on the palate contrasts with the edged weapon of the chaotic neutral taste bombardment. I was just told I'm "sucking this down" & indeed my wife has twice as much left as I do. Pace yourself, max.

The wild-eyed madness of this brew tickles my fancy & the rye tickles my happy sack; this is an excellent joining of ingredients that aren't easy to meld into an excellent beer: but Knee Deep has succeeded. Thanks dear!

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 02:28:01 | More by maximum12
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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kaseydad

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4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Didn't even realize this was a black rye ipa. Whoops.

Pours a dark black ale with a mountain of foamy dark beige head and great lacing. The foam looks like beige whip cream floating on top. Nice.

Some good orange/light citrus on the aroma but an overwhelming amount of dark malt, rye and a touch of chocolate. Some black coffee and hops.

The taste is one of the most rye forward beers I have had. Smacks me in the face each sip followed by some dark malts, leather, dirt and light char. There is a good splash of hops in each sip which it should be since this is listed as 100 ibu's. Not overly bitter though. Blended well.

Overall I think the Knee Deep crew did a great job on this. They nailed the style and then some. I've had brews that read "rye" on the label but was very much lacking. This? Rye with a splash of citrus on the side. Excellent work. Enjoyable session.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 01:32:43 | More by kaseydad
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Midnight Hoppyness from Knee Deep Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.