Midnight Ryder - Indeed Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

321 Ratings
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 23
Gots: 36 | FT: 2
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to hopazoid for this extra!

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with 2 fingers of tan head. Sticky lace and great staying power.

Smell: Concentrated pine needles. Citrusy hops mostly grapefruit rinds. A hint of malty sweetness. Little bit of char from the malts as well.

Taste: Big resinous piney hops with moderate bitterness that just ripps through everything and dominates this beers flavor profile. The pine transitions into a light char note, but the resinous pine never really goes away. Then a hint of semisweet chocolate and some roasty notes starting to build from the malt profile. The beer finishes with more pine hops and remains moderately bitter just as bitter as its started off. Would like a little bit more balance between the hops and malts.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Just a touch thin on the mouthfeel. I think this beer would really benefit from a think and creamy mouthfeel. Dry finish that builds the bitterness of the aftertaste.

Overall: This is a really really solid local beer. I still give the nod to New Glarus Blacktop because it has a better mouthfeel and is much more balanced than Midnight Ryder. I did enjoy the art on the can. It looks like Teddy Roosevelt riding a bear drinking coffee from a mug. Classic! Some minor teaks to this beer and it would be world class. Better than average example for this beer style. If you love resinous pine hops this is a must try beer, but I prefer balance and complexity for a beer in this beer style.

Photo of WallE89
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of NorthWoodCommons
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a can.
Smell of malt and hops. Has that "warm" smell. Fairly sweet smell.
taste of roasted malt and piney hops. Some chocolate notes. A good bitter finish.

Overall- A great beer as I expected. I really like what I have had from indeed. Plenty of substance to go with the taste.

Photo of runwild99
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of karlt
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of joh02034
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of st9647v3
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of arniepnminne
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of JohnSnowNW
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of gdornfeld
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of alelover
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of KWMiles
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of MNBeer1017
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of RadfordBrewing
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of n2185
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Photo of Herky21
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Midnight Ryder from Indeed Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.