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Midnight Sun Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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If you’re looking for an ordinary wheat beer, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Designed to take the edge off the hot dog days of summer, Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA offers both quenching wheat character and a big hop bite. After a long winter, it’s time to take the party outside. Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA compliments quintessential summer fare: grilled fish, chicken, pork, shrimp and veggies. And try pairing it with desserts that feature citrus--like, key lime pie or lemon curd cheesecake. This beer works with all that is summer. Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA packs a punch that won’t stray, which means you need to find a sweet spot and stay. Sure…you may feel like chasing tail and howling at the moon but keep your cool. Find some shade, dog. And just relax. Unleash Summer.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
definitely more double ipa than wheat beer, and suffers in comparison (and price) to the brooklyn-schneider hopfenweisse. For $10, this ended up a pretty average beer. Some of that may be due to it being bottled in August, but the next beer we had from them was a belgian ipa bottled in may - and it seemed fresher. this one had some bitter hops in it, but they were not floral, or very aromatic. some citrus and wheat came through in the flavor. even if i see a fresh one, i’ll pass on this in the future."

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods, Lynnwood
cloudy deep blond color with generous compact head. Piney and pungent hopping, with lean and elegant pale malt backbone, plenty of fruits and hop resins.
Perfect IIPA, fresh, easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (709) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2014
On tap @ Uber. Pours slightly cloudy golden orange with medium white lacy head. Aroma is sweet pale malt with big citrusy and floral hops on the back. Taste is sizable rich grainy wheat malt, with big bitter hop-driven finish that lingers bitter. Notes of citrus and fruity floral hops standout. For some reason I’ve recently become a big fan of wheat IPAs, and this is an outstanding example. Very drinkable beer in spite of the substantial abv.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Slight haze, big fruity aroma, orange. The body is big, thick, lots of bright orangey hop but also a lot of malt as well. Bit sticky but I like it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2059) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft at Mudville9 NYC. Pours a cloudy lemon bready yeasty wheaty color with the same taste. Has a hipness to it as well but more wheaty. Easy drinking for the abv. Very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9173) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Cloudy orange with a white head. Lots of citrusy and tropical fruit hops. Some malt in the middle, wheat, and lightly hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a hazy orange/amber colored body with a one finger white foamy head. Light lacing slides practically immediately into the body. The smell had some orange, some tangerine, just a tad of wheat. The taste had all of the previously mentioned flavors with a touch of oiliness, orange aftertaste, dry finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a medium, and was slightly sessionable. Carbonation still holds some strength even though I’m having this a little older than I probably should. Carbonation is good for the style and for me - pretty much spot on. Overall, a wheat DIPA, hey I like the idea, and I will definitely look for this one every summer that I live in Alaska.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenhorn1 (815) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Citrus bomb. A bit heavy on the malt side, which brings my rating down a bit. Could be balanced a better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (698) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2013
22oz bomber from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pours a pale and cloudy. Citrus and mango fruit nose. Bold flavors of grapefruits and peach. The wheat must make the malts more delicate, which seems to mix better with the bitterness. Spicy bite in the finish. Very refreshing for such a big beer. Damn good!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle @ Steve’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Pours a hazy golden orange appearance with a thin white head. Soapy herbal hoppy, a touch tropical fruity, tangerine aroma. Fairly bitter, quite soapy, light citrusy, grassy, orange flavor. Bleh.


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