Midnight Madness | NoDa Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88.9%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 45 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
NoDa Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
nodabrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by thagr81us on 02-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,422
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
45
Liked:
40
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
8.4%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of BNarc
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drbenderdo
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjgiant
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap:
Pours a dark brown, with some clarity at edges, but dark enough that you cannot tell without holding to light. Head ends up spotty I the surface (let the beer sit, full disclosure), but there is lacing. Nose is a nice balance of bitter, "greenness" from hops and a chocolatey roasted note from the grain.

Taste follows that nose, starting with unsweetened chocolate notes, maybe a bit of flavored coffee beans. The hops are floral, again a generic "green", meadow, maybe a bit grass (and maybe, just maybe, a slight hint of citrus). Feel is balanced, a tad under-carbonated by the time of it around to it. Body is medium - nicely so.

I enjoyed this beer for its balance. Black IPAs and porters, to me, are very similar, and this one is just in the correct side of the line for the style it claims to be. Well done!

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Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wolberjs
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeff1973
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cantal
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamato14
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of davet100
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Terp96
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent. Had on draft. Very dark with dark tan colored head. Hoppy and roasted flavored in the nose. Tastes great. Strong roasted malt backbone but very floral, piney flavors. Well balanced. A great Black IPA.

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Photo of hotpauko
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

There are only six other reviews previously and all accurate. If I get a chance at a bar, I will combo 1/3 Noda Coco Loco and 2/3 Hop Drop and Roll. This beer comes very close to that maybe with a tad bit less hops but a still good bite at the end. Surprisingly little foam from tap at Big Bens in Charlitte. A little swirl brings back the foam with a nice coffee malty smell. Clean dark look leads to an artistic malt hop mix, a little more malt in the front but more hoppy bite at the end. Smooth and levels off more of a clean taste rather than too robust.

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Photo of evan35
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of qcghost
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of HopDropTheElder
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ChristiBerli
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jbriggs7
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Illmaticzx
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of StlHopHead77
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of wcu80
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

draft at beer study in chapel hill. snifter.

dark brown/black color with a half inch beige head. smell is extremely roasty...not much hop presence. taste is quite malty and a bit too smoky. not much hop presence again. but good. mild body...mild carbonation.

overall good. not on par with their other ipas but this is a tough style to pull off.

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Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of DWheeler379
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of rabiddawg
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of UTvolFAN16
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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Midnight Madness from NoDa Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88.9% out of 100 with 45 ratings
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