Midnight Ryder - Indeed Brewing Company
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Reviews by zeledonia:
4.15/5 rDev +4.5%
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
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: on-tap
05-22-2014 19:22:38 | More by ChopperSmith
Midnight Ryder from Indeed Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.