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Midnight Ryder - Indeed Brewing Company

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89
very good

231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%


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 zeledonia:
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally tasting something from Indeed, one of the Twin Cities' new kids on the block. Love the can art - a monocled dandy riding a bear with a telescopic eye? Tasted 13 November 2012, reviewed from notes.

Looks like a stout. Dark, and thinner than a stout, as it should be. Dark brown, nearly black in the glass. Two fingers of thick medium-tan head, mid-way between light and dark. Good lacing. Doesn't get better than this.

Smell starts out hoppy, light and citrusy, but drifts into the roasty realm pretty quick. Really nice balance - hits the black IPA sweet spot.

Taste is pleasantly rich, with a hefty dose of bitter. Right there in the sweet spot again, like a hoppy stout. Yum. Coffee and a bit of char as it fades into the hop bite.

Feels light and fluffy. Carbonation is right where it should be. Works.

This has that great combination of dark roast and hops, light body and dark flavor. Very nice. One of the better black IPAs I've had. It's simultaneously light, dark, rich, and hoppy. The bitter characters of the dark roasted malts and the hops blend together really nicely, and the aromatic hops lighten things up. Really tasty. An impressive first brew from Indeed; looking forward to trying more of their stuff.

Serving type: can

11-18-2012 20:32:27 | More by zeledonia
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12oz can poured into a nonic pint. Canned on 2/7/14

A - Opaque black with a creamy brown head. Strong on lacing.

S - Prickly pine hops. Very wet/bright smell. Gentle sweet chocolate, plenty of malt. More roasty as it warmed.

T - Initial flavor is from the citrus hops. The hops stick around but then the caramel malts start to meld-in toward the back half. Finishes with some pleasant pine hops and solid bitterness.

M - Medium to medium-light body, light carbonation, semi-dry.

O - There is a unique relationship between hops and malt. Instead of showing some hop flavor and aroma at one time and malt flavor and aroma at another, they seemed to all be at once and hard to decipher them separately. Body seemed to be deceiving to its ABV. Smell favored malt and taste favored hops.

Recommendation - Since the brewery was so packed I couldn't get in, I was glad to bring this home and recommend you do as well.

Serving type: can

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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.


Serving type: can

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Midnight Ryder from Indeed Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.