Midnight RYEder - Crossroads Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kendo:
4.21/5 rDev -4.3%
Got the half-growler at Westmere Beverage in Guilderland (just outside of Albany).
According to their website, this is the low-down on the beer:
"Midnight RYEder is a Black Rye IPA featuring grains grown right here in New York State! NY 6-row malted barley and NY Danko Rye malt form the dry spicy backbone of this ale. A touch of crystal malt and roasted barley add sweetness and a nice jet black color. American Simcoe, Mosaic, Centennial and Cascade hops add a firm bitterness, pleasant aroma and hop flavors of grapefruit and pine. Look for a full flavored black IPA with robust hop character and the dry spicy flavor of rye."
A: Poured into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body appears black, but when backlit it's more of a dark brown with mahogany edges. Half-finger khaki-colored head on top leaves nice thick lace.
S: Nice ABA nose: roasty, earthy and piney hops. Touch of spice, presumably from the rye.
T: Roasted malt, charcoal, hint of ash. Spicy, earthy bite. Rye is definitely noted. Finishes with a quite-dry bitterness. Hops are citrusy-juicy, show up faintly after the ashy-dry finish, and after a few sips I notice them more "underneath" everything, if that makes sense. This is a tasty Black IPA that fits in my wheelhouse. As it warms I even start to get some chocolate malt, thereby covering all my ABA bases.
M: A little bit on the thin side; call it medium in heft, but on the light side of medium. Carbonation is modest and smooth.
O: Thumbs up.
02-13-2014 23:34:07 | More by Kendo
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