Midnight Ryder | Indeed Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
424
Reviews:
72
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
78
For Trade:
3
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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: My cousin Sam
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received July 24, 2015
Consumed: Aug. 7, 2015
Misc.: Canned on May 27, 2015

Thanks Sam!

Poured a black color with four fingers of frothy, tan head. Very nice among of layered, uneven, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good-to-very good retention on the top. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled dark chocolate, black coffee, toffee, caramel, roasty malts, licorice peppery notes, smokiness and light Citra hops. More hops, but not sure what kinds. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted bitter black coffee, dark chocolate, roasty malts, black licorice, smoky fire, burnt toast, toffee, caramel, Nugget and woody pine. (Taste - 4.00)

Full body. Slick-to-chewy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, roasty finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This was a pretty good black ale. It reminded me a lot of the Surly Blakkr which I had recently, but not quite as good. (Overall - 4.00)

3.98 | 89 | B+

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Photo of CruzWilder
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TEdubbaD
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muddyh2oblues
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NateMac13
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HartsyThaiFood
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tmcelvain
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of majorbase2
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a large, silky, chocolatey brown head. Good retention and lacing. A few chunkies floating around at the bottom.

Aroma is light citrus followed by some very lightly roasted chocolate and coffee malts. Pine is noticeable as well.

Taste is more malt centered, with some hints of pineapple and grapefruit. Pine is a little more prominent than the citrus. Light chocolate and coffee malts that play well with the citrus notes. Nothing really dominates in the taste, but it all plays together really well.

Medium body. Creamy. I would expect a beer like this to have slightly higher alcohol, and it probably would've benefitted from it as well.

Overall, a good American Black Ale with a nice, balanced taste.

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Photo of KShophead
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbeck001
4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer in a great atmosphere!

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Photo of TboneRN
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Four Firkins in Minneapolis. Canned on date states this is a month old. Poured right from the fridge into a pint glass.

L: Pours a coffee deep brown with about an inch of dense khaki head that lingers for a bit, leaving a nice ring and lacing on the glass. Plenty of visible carbonation at the edges when held up to the light.

S: Bright hoppy aroma on this one--wow. Big pine hop notes, along with the deeper roasted malts underneath. This has a very assertive, pleasant nose.

T: Roasted malts and sweeter caramel malts hit the taste buds first. This is followed almost immediately by some nice pine hop notes that register at the sides and back of the tongue. The middle continues the hop and malt tandem in very good balance, with just a bit of clear alcohol poking through. The back end has some significant resinous hop flavor and bitter, but the aftertaste is really a showcase of those initial malty flavors. Very tasty brew.

F: Perhaps my only gripe about this beer is that it feels a little too light at the lighter side of medium-bodied. With the flavor profile it brings, I find myself wanting something a bit more substantial. It's got a bit of creaminess to the middle, thanks to a good level of carbonation, but the overall body feels quite watery.

O: I really enjoy this beer, as I've enjoyed everything else I've tried from Indeed. It brings together some fantastic hop and malt flavors in a way that doesn't feel forced. I wouldn't call it an especially balanced beer, but everything in this one--flavor-wise--is working for me. It could do with a little heavier body, but I suppose that would sacrifice the drinkability somewhat. I definitely recommend seeking this one out.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.52/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LambicLion
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of couchsitta
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant deep dark brown under a very finely bubbled 3” tan foam collar that clings to the side of the glass.
S: Light roast, herbal hop and traces of chocolate aromas waft from the glass.
T: A slightly sweet start quickly gives way to grains, light roast and hop bitterness and then dries out on the finish leading to a dry bitter chocolate aftertaste.
F: Very creamy with medium to medium high carbonation and a medium body.
O: Backing off slightly on the malt and chocolate of a porter or stout, this beer gives an ale take on a german schwartzbier.

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Photo of Mongo_only_pawn
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this at crooked pint in Rochester, good flavor, great mouth feel, good Black lager

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Photo of einman
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Midnight Ryder from Indeed Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 424 ratings.
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