Midnight Hoppyness | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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4.08/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States
kneedeepbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by KevT on 09-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,780
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
340
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
Wants:
18
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Photo of RyanK252
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Knee Deep Brewing Co

A: Pours mahogany brown with a frothy tan head that settles to a light layer and leaves some thin lacing.

S: Roasted malt, nice dark chocolate and coffee notes, pine, a little spice, fruity notes, and toffee sweetness.

T: Roasty malt, coffee and dark chocolate, spicy pine, floral, light tropical fruit, apricot and mango, and toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly creamy.

O: Got more of a malty/stouty side rather than just the dark color that some black IPAs have. Really solid.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Danner3
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of andrewh995
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a tan head. Smells of roasted malts, hops, and citrus. Tastes of bitter hops, citrus zest, roasted malts, and light chocolate. Medium-heavy body and medium carbonation. Overall a very good black IPA.

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Photo of RDW
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shawnspl
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dms1767
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown-black with a frothy coffee head.

Aroma is of citrus, hops similar to C4, Breaking Bud, Lupulin, etc. No indication it's different apart from the color.

Flavor of grapefruit and rind, slight rye, and finally roast malts. A little abc bubble gum floating around in there a bit. Too much citra, not enough roast malts to balance. As it warms it does Balance a bit though.

Feel is slightly resinous and pretty carbonated, semi dry.

Overall not bad, not something I'd go back to.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L: dark brown. Almost black.
S: all hops at first, then later chocolate.
T: really good flavor. Hops but not too much, chocolate and sweetness.
F: perfect feel almost like an IPA and porter mix.
O: really solid beer that blends two styles very nicely.

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Photo of CTHomer
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: opaque; deep brown in color - almost black; 1+ finger medium brown head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: the first whiff was all hops - I wouldn't have guessed this was a black IPA; subsequent whiffs gave off dark chocolate and deeply roasted grains;

T: earthy, piney hops from start to finish; aftertaste brings in the dark chocolate malt character; mild to moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium to full bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: very nicely done;

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Photo of Sellen
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black in color with easily 2 inches of brown creamy foam resting on top. Heavy lacing. The aroma is a light pine aroma with a hint of smoke? That's a bit unique, but I dig it. I taste pine and roasted barley. Wow, that's pretty interesting. The mouth is very sticky and resinous. I have to admit this is a pretty interesting and unique black IPA.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Summer 16 - pours dark black, light tan foam. Coffee dark malt rye nose. Roasted rye flavor. Smooth. Bitter finish, very strong. Usurps the flavor. Closes like burnt coffee. Some grape and fruit flavors hidden within.

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Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rand
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber poured into nonic pint glass

Midnight Hoppyness is as dark as its apt title portends, a medium pour yields a fluffy, 1-inch head that leaves sticky dots of lacing across the top of the glass

Hop-forward nose, IPA-essence right at the front. Undertones of roasted grain and oak add to the bouquet. Notes of citrus rind, pine, coffee and earthy tea, all ushered by ample alcohol volatiles.

The flavors follow the nose, perhaps bending a little more citrus-hoppy. Notes of lemon-pepper,, grapefruit rind and tobacco come through on the palate, and the booze is a little more masked than expected. Long finish, with bitter, roasty residuals lingering.

Medium-light mouthfeel, super oily, leaves a nice coating in between those long finishes.

This is a damn tasty brew. A lot of times I feel that black IPA's should go one way or the other...this is dialed-in and has a much more singular flavor profile than most of its brethren.

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Photo of zshaft
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into tulip from bomber. looks sweet in the glass. like a nice thick stout. awsome head that really grows for first few seconds after the pour. nose is some black malt with some floral and piney hops. taste is pretty typical for the style with some pine and black ale chatacter. hops get sweet toward midpalate as they intermingle with the malt. finishing bitter pine. overall typical for this style. pretty good with no notice of the alcohol. well done beer. worth a try.

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Midnight Hoppyness from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 340 ratings