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Midnight Ryder - Indeed Brewing Company

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89
very good

290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 25
Gots: 26 | 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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5/5  rDev +26.3%

kiddwhiz, Feb 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

eorwoll, Apr 01, 2014
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4.98/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Midnight Ryder was the cask offering at Groveland Tap in St. Paul last night. It's always nice to try a cask, and Midnight Ryder is fabulous.
Appearance: About 2 fingers' width of tan foam, and the head stays around for awhile. Very dark brown in color, almost black. Lots of lacing.
Smell: Grapefruit hops up front along with beautiful roasted aromas in the background. A wonderful combination.
Taste: Very nice dark roasted flavors--some coffee, a bit of chocolate and cocoa. Also a citrus, floral hops taste with a dry finish. A gentle bitterness at the end. An exquisite taste experience.
Mouthfeel: Almost creamy, so nice.
Overall: A delicious beer. It's an amazingly drinkable beer considering the rich taste. Hats off to the brewer!

sonata2008, Sep 29, 2012
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4.76/5  rDev +20.2%

Ajmorriso1, Sep 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Sender, Jan 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

DaveAnderson, Oct 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

vikinghorn, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of bsp77
4.73/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

bsp77, Oct 12, 2012
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4.73/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No freshness dating on the single can. It's new so it should be fresh.

A= Pours a beautiful deep black color with a nice finger of a nice khaki head on it that holds some pretty nice retention and lacing.

S= The smell is a nice pungent hop aroma with a dark roasty malt that follows behind it. The balance is nice with both the dark roast and the piney hops playing equal but separate roles.

T= The taste follows a huge hop punch up front with tons of pine before being swallowed by a nice sweetness that slowly evolves into a bug roast character. The roast is lasting in the finish with a little bit of a pine bitterness that plays a supporting role. No doubt this is a nice mixture of both components. Again the sort of mixture that really works with each being seperate but equal and the finish is a nice blend of the two.

M= The mouth is nice and dry.

O= This baby is beautiful. I have high hopes for this brewery now. Two beers that are awesome this this one being world class. Keep an eye out for Indeed brewing because they are gonna be doing big things.

jjanega08, Nov 02, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at happy gnome in Saint Paul MN. An excellent beer from an upcoming brewery, very strong effort!

The beer pours a nice full on black color with some tan lacing left on the glass from a foamy ring of head. The smell isn't huge but has savory fire tinged malts and citrus soaked hops that are very nice. Also a slight anise edge to the aroma.

The flavor is outstanding, a perfect balance of smoky malts, grassy grapefruit hops, and a hearty barley malt. What a tasty brew! Being a scotch fan, it really reminds me of the smoke you get from a medium peaty islay almost and paired with the hop and malt bill it is just fantastic. Feel is medium and oily, leaves a nice lingering smoky finish.

A awesome beer, I've been sampling some local stuff all day for darkness eve and this takes it so far.

Dreadnaught33, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of KarlHungus
4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Town Hall Tap. This beer arrives a black color. The head is one inch of dense tan foam that doesn't really recede, but leaves a nice coating of lacing all the way down the glass. The aroma is quite malty with a ton of roasted malt, some chocolate, hints of maple syrup, and grapefruity hops. The taste is similar to the aroma. It leans toward the maltier side for an American Black Ale, but the hops are still an integral component of the flavor. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a silky texture, and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a really good beer that I will surely drink again.

KarlHungus, Aug 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

roostor07, Mar 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

jwerner23, Mar 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

SalukiAlum, Oct 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

ebenicr, Dec 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

billhelm, Mar 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

aliving1, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Happy Gnome in St. Paul. Pours a dark black, almost pitch, fluid with thick dark tan head that sticks to the glass long into the imbibing of it.

Graham cracker malt body props up notes of coffee, pine, citrus, and a slight alcohol note.

The taste is an almost perfect balance of coffee roasty notes with pine sap and citric fruity hops. It would seem that they eliminated the mid range malts altogether to have the roast shine on one end and the hops shine on the other. These flavors are separated but compliment each other well. Firm bitterness and dry finish.

Medium carbonation and low astringency make for a great mouthfeel.

Overall this is one of the best Black IPAs I've had.

ahalloin, Oct 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

wardough, Dec 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

br3wmeister, Feb 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

josephwa, Oct 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

WoodburyMN, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

plsmanx, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

TheRookie, Jan 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

BigGingDrinker, Aug 11, 2014
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Midnight Ryder from Indeed Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.