Midnight Ryder - Indeed Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +9.8%
12oz can poured into my brand new Rock Island snifter - all courtesy of GraniteSkunk (thanks man!).
A: Porter or stout-like pour yields an opaque brown or even black body. A Light tan cap settles from two solid fingers into a constant ring. Good lacing.
S: Big chocolate malt and almost equally bid piney and spicy/earthy hop notes. Malt and roast, mild caramel. Faint suggestions of citrus rind and possibly grapefruit in the hops.
T: Follows the nose with pungent, roasty balance; piney hops, moderate roasted chocolate malt, resin, faint citrus, light suggestions of espresso bitterness on the finish.
There is a faint spiciness on both the aroma and flavor profile that makes me think 'rye malt', though there is no mention anywhere on the can of it being used in the brewing process.
MF: Medium body with a moderate lingering bitterness. Balances the beer nicely. Adequate carbonation.
O: Really very tasty. Not a style I reach out for very much anymore, but to me this is done to near perfection.
01-07-2013 16:54:15 | More by Scotchboy
3.75/5 rDev -5.3%
On tap at the taproom. Dark brown and clear with good looks in every way. The hops are fresh, Indeed: smells almost like hop pellets with roast lurking in the background. Hard to decipher hop flavor in the taste though, but there's ample bitterness and roast. Medium mouthfeel, relatively clean finish and good drinkability.
12-24-2012 08:25:30 | More by tewaris
4.3/5 rDev +8.6%
Pours black with raisin colored highlights, and a two finger tan head with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma has dark roasted malt, cocoa, citrus, and pine.
There is a good amount of citrus and pine bitterness in the taste, as well as cocoa, dark roasted malt, and some caramel. The cocoa and caramel malt provide some sweetness to balance out the bitterness. Very nice balance.
Medium bodied, smooth, with soft carbonation. Very easy to drink. I could drink this on a regular basis.
12-20-2012 03:23:22 | More by hardy008
4.23/5 rDev +6.8%
Produced a tan 2 finger head. The beer is a deep brown color.
Aroma was of hops, roasted malts, wood.
Taste was similar, but with a light sweetness. Strong hop taste, and medium bitterness, but it is nicely balanced.
Very good beer, and easy drinking.
12-01-2012 01:55:13 | More by TCMike
3.63/5 rDev -8.3%
appearance: served in great dane imperial pint - ebony body, nice creamy mocha ring
smell: smoke, char, citrus rind, chocolate
taste: not as rich and decadent as many other CDA's I have sampled - charred bitterness seems to overpower the hops a bit, some bittersweet chocolate. Tasty but nowhere near as good as something like wookey jack in my opinion
mouthfeel: thin, moderate bitterness
overall: OK - dug the APA from these guys more
11-28-2012 22:43:26 | More by dirtylou
4.2/5 rDev +6.1%
A very good beer, black with generous head. A substantive roast, yet takes an appropriate submissiveness to the hop story. Very smooth drinker, with a roast not a coffee bitterness in the finish. The aroma of roast, chocolate, spruce, pine combs. Thanks John
11-28-2012 04:35:53 | More by Sammy
4.15/5 rDev +4.8%
Picked up a can at Four Firkins. Tasty, reminds me of the Summit Black IPA they brewed a year or two back. This is a touch more bitter, with a big dry cocoa and grapefruit finish. To back up, the aroma brings an herbal citrus hops hit with dark bread crust. The malts bring an extra-dark chocolate flavor that ties into the bitter citrus hops with a slight burnt edge. This is a great example of the style, go find yourself a can.
11-24-2012 03:20:40 | More by tempest
Midnight Ryder from Indeed Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.