Midnight Ryder - Indeed Brewing Company
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3.76/5 rDev -5.1%
Appearance: Pint glass. Pours a solid black with a finger of tan, creamy-looking head.
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, some hops.
Taste: Plenty of hop bitterness, pleasantly balanced with roasted malt flavors. Sweet chocolate and roasted flavors in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, medium carbonation. Easy to drink.
Overall: Really enjoyable beer, I really like the American Black Ale style. I'm worried that the six pack I bought was not terribly fresh; hop flavors seemed a bit muted from I was expecting. Will try to find another, definitely fresh six pack and revisit my review at that time.
07-01-2013 23:42:10 | More by jhawth
3.81/5 rDev -3.8%
A. Black. Thick brown head. Slow fading.
S. Pine resin. Floral/weedy. Roasted malts. Caremel. Even a little smokiness. Pretty nice.
T. Roasted, burnt even, malts. Some caramel and toffee. A light citrus tang. But the main flavor here is the blistering hoppy bitterness. Chalky almost. Bitterness lingers. And lingers.
M. Medium. Has a backbone but not super rich. Feels lke a well balanced IPA.
O. This is unique brew. It's more bitter, not hoppier, but bitter than most IPAs yet it has a nice porter-like smoke to it. All in all, I enjoy this. Don't love it and can't have much more than one at a time.
06-28-2013 01:44:13 | More by PieOhMy
3.73/5 rDev -5.8%
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
4.14/5 rDev +4.5%
Chilled 12 oz. can into a 12 oz shaker. No visible canning date.
Look- Wow, this stuff is impressively dark for a relatively thin-bodied beer. Near black with orange-brown glints around the edges of the glass. Three fingers of frothy beige head leaves a sheet of lace on the glass. Settles slowly.
Smell- Unexpected once again. Assertively hoppy, fruity, resinous. Vague char undertones, but well buried. Sweet, tropical - lots of grapefruit, starfruit, mango. Brings to mind Nugget Nectar. More pine comes out as it warms.
Taste- Bracing. Unique twist of cocoa and grapefruit; somehow pulls it off. Acidic fruity character builds and then fades, leaving charred biscuit, milk chocolate, and resin. More and more nondescript grassy bitterness and pine as it warms and the glass empties, but not too shabby.
Mouthfeel- Medium body, full for the style, slick. Moderate carbonation. Mild astringency, almost metallic twang. So far the only failing of this brew, the rich, roasty finish suffers for the sharpness.
Overall- Pretty darn good. A sixer would last me a while, but it'd be a treat when I broke one out. More assertive than your typical black ale, and does it well. Definitely recommended.
05-29-2013 02:02:16 | More by Lawl3ss
Midnight Ryder from Indeed Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.