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Midnight Hoppyness - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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Texas

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

12-30-2013 04:27:55 | More by jenray
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27%

06-08-2014 15:55:37 | More by basickness
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

06-30-2014 19:33:42 | More by Marco_Gtz
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

10-28-2013 16:35:55 | More by GraduatedCashew
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

11-08-2013 09:35:37 | More by GRG1313
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California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

11-19-2013 11:15:03 | More by largadeer
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California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

06-21-2014 06:20:10 | More by jwswigs
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Rubalaca

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

03-19-2014 15:38:25 | More by Rubalaca
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Zorro

California

3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear black colored beer with a minimal tan colored head.

Scents of Pine and Burnt Coffee. Patent malt is strong. High Hopping plus Patent malt equals carrot. Strong aroma of carrot and parsley.

Starts out sweet and savory. Burnt sugar and coffee tastes. Flavors of caramel and carrot. This is decidedly on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall an OK beer on the sweet and heavy side for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 04:46:04 | More by Zorro
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TrojanRB

California

3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Midnight Hoppyness....I was surprised when I poured this from a bomber into a pint glass, and it came out black....hence the name. Duh.

Good looking beer. Dark black with a large muddy head.

Smells of sweet chocolate, with a crispness that hints of hops. That would be the only clue so far that this isn't a stout.

Tastes pretty strongly of alcohol, starts somewhat sweet, and finishes bitter. Kind of rough.

Pretty strongly carbonated..

Overall, this tastes a little unfinished. Like it should be aged, or tweaked a bit in the brewing process. A bit rough for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 00:09:23 | More by TrojanRB
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pitche black with a big brown head. Roasty and piney on the nose. Really bold flavors that somewhat conflict. Dank, piney, and bitter, then roasty and bitter. It just ends up being a bit bitter for me overall. Not bad, but not easy to drink. The mouthfeel is as it should be.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 19:44:03 | More by PHBoiler
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mactrail

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

They call this an "Imperial Black Rye IPA." It seems to be a new twist on the "Cascadian" theme. This stuff is firewater with a hoppy burn that never goes out. Opaque dark brown in the really big duvel snifter with an adequate beige head.

Not overly carbonated on the tongue, which is a good thing because it's extremely acidic in addition to the alcoholic prickle. Massive aroma of some night-blooming flower growing in the barnyard. The flavor is so big you have to come at it from different sides. Burnt malt, burnt house, burnt lips. Serious, massive bitterness with some tar and wintergreen notes. Some barbecued peach and mango.

I wouldn't call this drinkable, being so rough and ridiculously hopped, but the hop fanatic will find it a worthy challenge. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in North Park in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 20:58:52 | More by mactrail
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dertyd

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-09-2013 06:35:36 | More by dertyd
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-01-2014 01:20:37 | More by Vlaminck
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-11-2014 04:16:03 | More by teamwiggum
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

02-14-2014 00:24:42 | More by Modernrickk
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-04-2014 00:14:44 | More by thatoneguymike
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-15-2013 01:11:15 | More by nmann08
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FrogOut69

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-24-2014 06:58:31 | More by FrogOut69
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Onelove

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

09-26-2013 03:24:01 | More by Onelove
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boilerwillie

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-26-2013 03:44:26 | More by boilerwillie
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Norseman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-11-2014 21:52:57 | More by Norseman
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Sarmartay

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-07-2014 04:53:44 | More by Sarmartay
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jeffjeff1

California

3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- black color, tan headrnrnSmell- malt, piney hopsrnrnTaste- malt, some piney hops, coffeernrnMouthfeel- medium to full bodiedrnrnDrinkability- I thought it was very good. I would definitely drink it again. Knee Deep did a great job with this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 03:15:38 | More by jeffjeff1
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SanFranJake

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-16-2013 22:45:24 | More by SanFranJake
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Midnight Hoppyness from Knee Deep Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.