Midnight RYEder
Crossroads Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
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Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 3.68%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
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Crossroads Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Shades of black walnut and deep mahogany. Clarity seems good with modest use of crystal malt. Creamy, dense tan head.

S: Rye bread and pine.

M: Medium body and coarse feel. Grainy throughout wits a good bitter aftertaste.

T: Malt backbone is stern with some raisin and spice. Rye flavor is more toasty bread than crusty. Sharp pine and grapefruit peel. Lychee fruit, earthy and floral.

Nov 12, 2015
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Kendo from New York

4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got the half-growler at Westmere Beverage in Guilderland (just outside of Albany).

According to their website, this is the low-down on the beer:

"Midnight RYEder is a Black Rye IPA featuring grains grown right here in New York State! NY 6-row malted barley and NY Danko Rye malt form the dry spicy backbone of this ale. A touch of crystal malt and roasted barley add sweetness and a nice jet black color. American Simcoe, Mosaic, Centennial and Cascade hops add a firm bitterness, pleasant aroma and hop flavors of grapefruit and pine. Look for a full flavored black IPA with robust hop character and the dry spicy flavor of rye."

A: Poured into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body appears black, but when backlit it's more of a dark brown with mahogany edges. Half-finger khaki-colored head on top leaves nice thick lace.

S: Nice ABA nose: roasty, earthy and piney hops. Touch of spice, presumably from the rye.

T: Roasted malt, charcoal, hint of ash. Spicy, earthy bite. Rye is definitely noted. Finishes with a quite-dry bitterness. Hops are citrusy-juicy, show up faintly after the ashy-dry finish, and after a few sips I notice them more "underneath" everything, if that makes sense. This is a tasty Black IPA that fits in my wheelhouse. As it warms I even start to get some chocolate malt, thereby covering all my ABA bases.

M: A little bit on the thin side; call it medium in heft, but on the light side of medium. Carbonation is modest and smooth.

O: Thumbs up.

Feb 13, 2014
Midnight RYEder from Crossroads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 4 ratings