Midnight Ryder | Indeed Brewing Company

Midnight RyderMidnight Ryder
BA SCORE
81.4%
Liked This Beer
3.95 w/ 425 ratings
Midnight RyderMidnight Ryder
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
indeedbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
80 IBU

Added by sacrelicio on 08-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,251
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
425
Liked:
346
Avg:
3.95/5
pDev:
10.38%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
78
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 425 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can to becher pint glass, the appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Sly amount of sliding stringy lace.
The aroma had a fair balance of roasted dark malts, light citrusy to floral hop portions and ended with a touch of bitter grassy ends.
The flavor was a nice blend of bitter to sweet to roasty qualities of the dark malts and floral to citrusy hop bitter ends. Nice semi-roasty to citrusy aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate. Some "palate wrecking" features to evoke the necessity for water after this beer.
Overall, pretty nice American Black Ale well worthy to have again.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BumpkinBrewer
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.29/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
1.5/5  rDev -62%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of cjgiant
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap:
A nice dark brown/mahogany with a frothy beige head that supplies the glass with loads of lacing.

Nose is charred malts and a citrus floral note.

Taste is big on the charred malt, and had a strong overall bitterness to it. Comes across more wooden and earthy, even a little mushroom-like. Warmth brings a little unsweetened chocolate to the mix up front.

Quite bitter, on the dry side, medium-ish heft.

An enjoyable offering but probably couldn't do more than two in a sitting without breaking it up with a little palate relief.

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Photo of jonbonfondle
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdFed
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerisnomnom
4.61/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brambletail2
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imbibehour
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Best before August 24th 2016.

Rich filling dark walnut brown body, sightly reddish black in a very odd colored way, almost hypnotic strangely. Big frothing head, light espresso tan coming up with easy four fingers on a controlled pour, light swiss cheese bubbles, and long staying power. Excellent retention, puck and island top up front, thick clingy lace and just not giving in. Great looking classic Black Ale.

Very impressive nose. Excellent mix of char and porter like ash roast qualities. Earth to pine like hop angles mixing with minimal sweetness. Burnt wood, but not quite in the charcoal like sense for the aroma. Pleasant mix of hop and roast qualities, and a very impressive take on the balance. Very good solid aroma going on here.

Excellent palate with lots of surprises. A very classic light bodied porter sense of character in feel, but with quickening cream and sweetness and oils matched with hop and roast respectively. Fills with lots of char and spruce warmth in the mid palate, and then finishes with a big hop creeping blast that continues on the swallow. Oily and roast all in one big final punch, with ash and pine mixing with roast wood getting into an almost camp fire quality.

This is a real solid impressive take on a Black hopped up ale. Really memorable and well done.

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Photo of Blazer22
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a typical black color with a one-finger large head consisting of a bunch of small light brown bubbles. Quite a bit of lacing.

Smells of roasted malts, coffee beans, and general smokiness.

Taste consists of subtle chocolate, some coffee, and a large degree of licorice. The licorice provides quite a bit of bitterness. There is also a large degree of malts, and some subdued hops in the background. Mouthfeel is quite light, with medium-to-low carbonation.

I've often been disappointed by Indeed in the past, but this is a really solid beer. I consider this to be my second favorite Minnesotan attempt at the style, behind only Bent Paddle's Black Ale.

Purchased as a six-pack for $11.

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Photo of SebastRain
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice Cascadian Dark Ale. Ever since trying this at the Ice House years ago it has been my go-to brew if drinking an American Black Ale. Had on tap, from a can, at beer fests, this is a nice beer.

Appearance - Dark appearance with nice lacing.

Aroma - Combo of dank/piney hops dominate with a hint of dark malts.

Taste - Combo of bitter chocolate, bitter dank hops and some roast.

Feel - lighter body as one would expect for an American Black Ale, this one finishes dry. I like that as well.

Overall - my go to for the style!

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Midnight Ryder from Indeed Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81.4% out of 100 with 425 ratings
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