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Midnight Sun 2011 World Tour: Bangalore

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
2011 World Tour Series: This very special Double IPA was brewed with a brewer-made blend of Indian curry spices--like ginger, coriander, cumin, clove, cinnamon, tumeric, black mustard seeds, black pepper, fenugreek and red chilies. Bangalore was hopped up with Summit, Chinook and Columbus hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange brown color, large fluffy white head. Aroma of moderate spice, orange peel and pine. Taste is spiced pumpernickel bread and a bit of citrus. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
651mL thx to Travlr. Pours a ultra hazy deep orange with a larger, rocky beige head. Thick yellow lacing. Nose is stale, cheesy DIPA bomb with mild kumquat, cantaloupe. Taste follows suit, very thick sappy and resinous mouthfeel, with hints of spicy pepper/curry. Could be overlooked if I wasn't looking for it. Typical stale big C hop heavy DIPA. Long, bitter, sappy palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours clearish orange with off white head. Nose/taste of caramel malt, citrus, cumin, black pepper, ginger, clove and curry spices. The spices meld seamlessly into the brew and do not dominate the palate. Well balanced. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5717) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Crisp, slightly hazy copper coloured body with a nice amber glow and a perfect, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pungent and strong spicey curry and cardamom with a bunch of squash, black pepper and even some peat in the mix - there is a lot going on, and more of it smells like food than beer - very nice! Medium to Full-bodied; Spicey flavour at first of the curry and cardamom with a big, dense malty flavour and a ton of large earthy hops, finished with a bitter piney hop flavour but really overshadowed by the spices - there are a ton in here. Overall, a very interesting beer that doesn’t disappoint. If you like spices and full beers, you will love this, however, if you’d rather have the two separate and prefer lighter beers, you won’t like this at all - but that said, you probably wouldn’t have bought it anyway! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from the Midnight Sun Brewpub in Anchorage, Alaska on 25-June-2011 sampled at home almost on the other end of the USA in Washington on 25-March-2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 10/14/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Thanks to Dunt for bringing out this oddity. The pour is a copper amber color, mostly transparent with a thin off-white film of a head on top. Bangalore has a very spicy nose. Pleasant, with pumpkin, caramel malt, molasses, all spice, nutmeg, and some spicy hops. The flavor starts sweet like a pumpkin ale. Sweet potatoes, pumpkin, cinnamon, caramel, and molasses up front. All spice and nutmeg come in before some spicy, herbal and light piney hops. The finish has a lingering bitterness. Medium to full bodied, this also has a creamy carbonation. Slightly grainy, with a full resiny residue. Overall I found this to be interesting, but it does not really remind me of curry at all. The finish has a little bit of an off aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Shared by Shig, poured an apricot color with aromas of sweet malt, all spice, curry, pine, and a smidge of pineapple. Flavors are the same with some tea, pepper and a touch of red pepper. Nice beer that I thought would be spicey, but overall wasnt blended well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle sent to me by 12many. Let’s just be honest, the description sounds sick. The thought of IPA and curry spices isn’t that appealing to me. But Midnight Sun manages to pull it off quite nicely. It reminds me of many seasonal pumpkin beers on the market, such as ST Pumpking, but obviously with more hop presence. It’s really balanced, spicy, and leaves a light chili burns lingering at the end. It’s actually pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle thanks to my friend Jamie: Poured a burnt orange with light white head. Aroma is sweet malts, coriander, and spice. Taste is harsh to the tongue with loads of pepper, spices, and hops. Light malts keep it somewhat balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle very kindly provided by Americanbrew (thanks again, Eric). Pours with a lightly hazed (lightly) amber-orange body with a large off-white head. Aromas of orange, sprite, ginger, allspice, curry, earthy, and cumin. Flavors are of ginger, VERY bitter, spicy, nutmeg, cumin, tumeric, bay leaves, grand masala. Lively bubbles, dry and odd. My main knock on this beer is that it is REALLY and not cohesively bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
22oz bottle–@Tampa weekly shared by SHIG-pours a dissipating white head with hazy gold color. Aroma is tea, medium malt-caramel. Taste is pineapple/resin hops with some bite, pepper, ginger, medium malt-caramel.

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