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Midnight Ryder - Indeed Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 24
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
80 IBU

(Beer added by: sacrelicio on 08-14-2012)
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Reviews by Kevin-Wieken:
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Kevin-Wieken

Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +7.3%

Midnight Ryder
Indeed Brewing Company, Minnesota
---from can to pint glass---

Appearance
Totally black – no light is allowed through, huge fluffy head – 2 fingers worth, lots of floating sediment, great head retention with great lacing… this beer is just about perfect. No, wait, it’s perfect.

Smell
Dark roasted malts and pine. Little chocolate aroma comes through

Taste
Dark chocolate and fresh coffee, piney aftertaste

Mouth-feel
Borders on heavy body, great lingering bitter chocolate, just sweet enough.

Overall
Whoa! I underestimated this beer! The hops and malt dance in perfect harmony here. Try this beer, please.

01-21-2014 17:55:28 | More by Kevin-Wieken
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-02-2012 02:53:56 | More by Schlais
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-02-2014 03:21:24 | More by DaftPatrick
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-20-2012 22:56:17 | More by warnerry
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ryancl

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-08-2013 03:13:35 | More by ryancl
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.73/5  rDev +19.1%

Serving glass: Poured from can into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Near black with thick, foamy tan head.

Smell: Grapefruit, chocolate and light coffee. Milder and simpler than expected but quite pleasing.

Taste: Strong roasted backbone of chocolate, coffee and molasses. The grapefruit hops go along for the ride and balance perfectly. Somewhat bitter on the spicy and pine-like finish. Near perfection.

Feel: Creamy full body with moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: Other than some of the insane Imperial ones, this nails the American Black Ale style better than anything I have had. Between this and Day Tripper, Indeed is the most promising new brewery I have tried in years. I really want to see what they do next.

10-12-2012 22:28:47 | More by bsp77
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

11-11-2012 03:01:42 | More by NilocRellim
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%

Poured from 12 oz. can into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Canned on 10/10/2012.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brownish black with only a little amber at the bottom of the glass. Lots of rising bubbles and a big five finger tan head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big hop aroma upfront with a strong dark malt backing. A mixture of hops including earthy grass, spicy pine resin, and some hints of citrus including grapefruit and orange. A quite noticeable roasty presence. Dark malts with hints of toast, chocolate, caramel, toffee, biscuit, and a little coffee. Even picking up a little milk. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, a strong mixture of hops with a good kick of dark roast. A big combination of hops upfront with some spicy resinous pine, earthy hops , grass, and some hints of citrus grapefruit and orange. Solid taste of dark roast with some roasted malts and notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee, toasted bread, cream, coffee, and a little chocolate milk. Also a little smoke that lingers. A really good complex taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, chewy, and pretty smooth. Very drying.

Overall: A very good Black Ale. Big hops and bitterness but it manages to be fairly balanced with a pretty good dark roast presence. Very nicely done.

11-03-2012 06:27:59 | More by MattyG85
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-12-2014 02:55:56 | More by LXIXME
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-05-2013 18:42:57 | More by roostor07
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Shawner

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-08-2013 19:03:48 | More by Shawner
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optimator705

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-06-2014 23:56:20 | More by optimator705
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Helgy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-15-2014 17:19:46 | More by Helgy
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

Canned on 9/23/2013.

12 oz can served chilled into a shaker pint glass.

Midnight Ryder is a very dark brown color with thick tan colored head. It has good head retention and lots of great lace is left behind as it settles.

Aroma is initially hoppy but, as the hops start to fade, a robust roasty malt comes forward with chocolate notes.

Flavor is bold but balanced with many nuanced layers. Bitterness comes from both roasted malt and ample hop additions. Flavor leans towards the stout rather than the IPA in this example.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated for the style. Balanced for a black IPA but obviously more bitter than sweet.

Overall a really good example of the style and worth getting again.

04-29-2014 00:12:33 | More by GilGarp
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AndyH

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-26-2013 00:51:01 | More by AndyH
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

Many pint glasses consumed at the Indeed tap room in NE Minneapolis.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown/black slightly cloudy with a nice one finger tan foam head that fades quickly and leaves nice sticky lacing.

Aroma: Hops, dark roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate on the nose.

Taste: Some good hops bitterness up front, with a great dark roasted malt smoothness after. Some hints of coffee, black licorice and dark chocolates in the mix. A really satisfying dark ale flavor that's not overpowering in any aspect.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation with a crisp and smooth finish.

Overall: I have tried many of the Indeed beers on tap or in cans, and this remains one of my favorites. I love that perfect mix of hops and dark roasted malts and could drink this one all day long...and I have! Another winner from Indeed.

05-22-2014 19:22:38 | More by ChopperSmith
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

A very good beer, black with generous head. A substantive roast, yet takes an appropriate submissiveness to the hop story. Very smooth drinker, with a roast not a coffee bitterness in the finish. The aroma of roast, chocolate, spruce, pine combs. Thanks John

11-28-2012 04:35:53 | More by Sammy
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DJButters

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-22-2013 00:11:56 | More by DJButters
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dirtylou

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -8.6%

12oz can

appearance: served in great dane imperial pint - ebony body, nice creamy mocha ring

smell: smoke, char, citrus rind, chocolate

taste: not as rich and decadent as many other CDA's I have sampled - charred bitterness seems to overpower the hops a bit, some bittersweet chocolate. Tasty but nowhere near as good as something like wookey jack in my opinion

mouthfeel: thin, moderate bitterness

overall: OK - dug the APA from these guys more

11-28-2012 22:43:26 | More by dirtylou
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-18-2013 14:03:00 | More by pourmeadrink
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-08-2014 02:19:47 | More by qcbrewer
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Cooper

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-23-2012 02:39:07 | More by Cooper
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%

Picked up a can at Four Firkins. Tasty, reminds me of the Summit Black IPA they brewed a year or two back. This is a touch more bitter, with a big dry cocoa and grapefruit finish. To back up, the aroma brings an herbal citrus hops hit with dark bread crust. The malts bring an extra-dark chocolate flavor that ties into the bitter citrus hops with a slight burnt edge. This is a great example of the style, go find yourself a can.

11-24-2012 03:20:40 | More by tempest
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.73/5  rDev -6%

A: Black with a huge, frothy, steady, bread-loaf-looking head; pretty nice lacing; this beer looks fantastic

S: Piney, resinous hops mingle well with chocolate; slightly roasted malts; a touch of toffee and perhaps caramel

T: Pine and citrus hops up front followed by chalky chocolate with some slight roasted malt flavors; it finishes fairly balanced but dry and a bit of some coffee flavors

F: Medium body and fairly sticky; a touch thin on the back end

O: A nice beer from a new-to-me brewery; it doesn't quite come together but it works out pretty well

06-13-2013 18:25:10 | More by dbossman
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djschnabel

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-12-2012 01:11:23 | More by djschnabel
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Midnight Ryder from Indeed Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.