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Midnight Hoppyness - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
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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California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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mactrail

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -9%
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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California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-09-2013 04:21:22 | More by XmnwildX12
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Zorro

California

3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
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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California

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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maximum12

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Midnight Hoppyness from Knee Deep Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.