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Midnight Ryder - Indeed Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 23
Gots: 21 | 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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n2185

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours black with two fingers of tan head that fades into a frothy ring with decent lacing.

S: Dry roasted malt aromas with notes of char, bitter cocoa, and smoke mixed in. Earthy pine and grapefruit aromas from the hops bring up the finish.

T: Earthy and piney hop flavors dominate here with citrus rind, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and char mixed in. The finish is moderately bitter.

M: Medium body and with carbonation on the lower side of medium, this beer avoids being watery but could use a little more carbonation.

O: A solid ABA overall. It's a little on the bitter/charred side for me, but is still enjoyable and mixes the hop and roasted malt characters well.

Serving type: can

03-19-2013 20:13:33 | More by n2185
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Herky21

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-19-2013 15:31:08 | More by Herky21
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-18-2013 01:49:15 | More by VeganUndead
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MAbeerNE1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-14-2013 23:46:27 | More by MAbeerNE1
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-10-2013 17:07:50 | More by mendvicdog
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-10-2013 06:06:11 | More by oline73
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-09-2013 21:08:03 | More by duceswild
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-05-2013 18:42:57 | More by roostor07
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David1492

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-05-2013 00:36:09 | More by David1492
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br3wmeister

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-27-2013 03:02:21 | More by br3wmeister
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-23-2013 17:37:58 | More by FreshmanPour77
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-22-2013 05:35:35 | More by ortie
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DeschutesFan

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-20-2013 05:39:46 | More by DeschutesFan
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dizztracted

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-18-2013 00:58:25 | More by dizztracted
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-17-2013 04:19:27 | More by brandoman63
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kiddwhiz

Colorado

5/5  rDev +25.6%

02-14-2013 18:04:52 | More by kiddwhiz
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-14-2013 00:46:13 | More by doucmehu
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gatornation

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-10-2013 21:30:22 | More by gatornation
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MEW

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-10-2013 02:07:40 | More by MEW
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stemp033


4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-09-2013 17:15:41 | More by stemp033
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MinnTwins

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-04-2013 20:15:00 | More by MinnTwins
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match1112

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ungertaker for this!

Pours a near black, slight brown hues around the edges remind me that this is dark, dark brown not black. An inch of brown creamy head quickly settles in to athin crescent moon shape around the glass. Faint spots are left on the glass, just enough to make the glass look dirty instead of reminding me that there should me some sticky lacing left behind.

This one smells sweeter than it tastes. Big malty aromas rise from the glass with a touch of roasted bitterness lingering behind. Piney resin cuts thru the malty sweetness on the nose leaving a dry yet sticky feeling behind.

Mouthfeel is a touch thinner than I would like it to be, but I'm no expert on what should be and what shouldn't be. Sticky resin coats the cheeks while a dry burnt pine needle taste is left behind.

The alochol is hidden behind the bitter notes very well. Finishes cleaner than expected, almost like a lager than a ale. Would recommend and gladly drink again.

Serving type: can

02-03-2013 18:16:55 | More by match1112
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emerge077

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown-edged black into the glass, plenty of head on top and lots of lasting lacing in the glass. Good coverage, with long lasting head retention.

Roasty coffee aroma, with an undercurrent of green herbal hops. Dry and bitter, not at all sweet. Flavors are similarly dry, roasty, and hoppy. Lasting residual bitterness in the aftertaste. Bitter unsweetened chocolate and dark roast coffee up front, herbal pine in the middle and finish. Dry ashy roast, vague hop oils and bitter orange peel. Light and drinkable with ample hop character. Overall a nice and tightly put together black IPA.

Thanks for this one Eric!

Serving type: can

01-27-2013 21:19:23 | More by emerge077
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-27-2013 02:30:30 | More by jcjerabek
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Black, big foamy head.

Smell: Not as much as I thought with a big head, a mostly piney aroma.

Taste: Piney hops and roasted malt before giving way to coffee in the finish.

Overall: I'm not the biggest black IPA fan but got a 6er to support this local brewery. Midnight Ryder is well made and pretty tasty even though it's not my favorite style. I prefer Day Tripper over this one.

Serving type: can

01-27-2013 02:04:14 | More by Mdog
Midnight Ryder from Indeed Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.