Stone / The Alchemist / Ninkasi More Brown Than Black IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone / The Alchemist / Ninkasi  More Brown Than Black IPAStone / The Alchemist / Ninkasi  More Brown Than Black IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HopHead84 on 12-20-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
255
Ratings:
648
pDev:
11%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
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12 oz bottle received as an extra. Can't recall from whom, sorry...

Body is opaque brown with a huge frothy tan head. A little muddy, or I might have rated higher here.

Nose is crisp, clean hops, with a musty maltiness on the finish.

Flavor immediately blows away the memory of a muddy appearance. This is a crisp, clean citrusy/ piney IPA. As a big fan of both the Alchemist and Stone, I get hop character from both brewery's characteristic styles. (Can't say about Ninkasi). Malt contribution is here, but not in a big way. I expected less hops and more malt, given the style and the age of this brew, but it just isn't so.

Mouthfeel is medium, high carb, and lightly tooth-stripping.

Overall, a very nice brew. This one sat around my on-deck fridge for far too long, but was still a great contribution to a quiet Sunday afternoon.

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Stone / The Alchemist / Ninkasi More Brown Than Black IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 648 ratings