SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber; clear dark orange with billowing cream white head; sharp bitter pine hops, lemons, grassy wheat, pinsol; light orange, creamy wheat, almost sticky, dry lemon and mildly astringent hop combination; dig the texture, but heavy hop and wheat doesn’t really come together for me: astringent nose and finish; lemon, sweet candy malt
Earlier Rating: 9/4/2009 Total Score: 3.4
22 oz. bottle - pours copper with thick white head; aromas of wheat, hops and lemons; really liked the nose with the fruity, bitter, wheat mix; drinks very bitter and a little harsh; floral and sweet, but flavors are a little strange and mildly metallic
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color/ off white head. Very nice spicy, fresh ganja bud hoppy aromas. Rich smooth wheaty mouthfeel. Citrus fruit, spicy, floral hop flavors on a solid malty base. Great ipa.
Earlier Rating: 12/15/2008 Total Score: 3.3
Clear amber with a white head. Sweet, pungent, fresh ganja bud aroma. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Big ass bitter grapefruit hop flavor on a neutral malt base, only wheat i found here was in the smooth texture. Hop heads may love this brew, but it is a bit off balance for my palate.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hoppy aroma and the flavor to match. Lots of lemon and hints of tropical fruits. Wheat gives it a little more roundness than your typical IIPA without being very sweet. Not bad.
highibus (683) - Vail, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep straw to light amber. Minimal white head. Lightly hoppy aroma and a bit grainy. Flavor is big hops right up front. Really surprised at how hoppy it is. Bitingly bitter but letting the hops shine as the wheat is less balancing than more maltiness. That is okay, it all works (if you like hops). Lingering hops finishes this out. Really nice. I really like Midnight Sun.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Huge hop nose fruity and floral with a good malt backing.
Appearance – Amber Orange in color, Clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – Great flavor roasty malt and big hops – Nice fruity and floral flavors from the hops.
Palate – Dry finish with a Good 2XIPA Mouthfeel.
Overall – Midnight Sun never misses the mark. Great Beer.
bhensonb (9823) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy amber with a 3 finger foamy off-white head. Aroma seems heavily floral. Medium body with foamy carbonation. It’s really bitter - I’m going for citrus and floral - and fairly bready. There is so much hop I’m not certain about the wheat. But this is a really good beer. Finish very bitter. It’s like medicinal hop!
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours like a typical hef; cloudy orange with mid density white head. Faint citrus aroma that i find to be a bit lacking if you are gonna say its an IPA. the taste does not falter, however, delivering a massive resinous hop punch while still maintaining the wheat beer feel in the mouth. great long lasting, bitter hop finish. quite refreshing.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is full of wheat, pretty sweet and malty smelling with light citrus and some hop presence, but a rather generic one at that. Notes of alcohol as well. Smells like a super strong American Wheat. Pours cloudy orange yellow, thin head, some lace. The flavor has a good deal of wheat malt, light sugary sweetness, bitter hops, light lemon. It is really an amped up American Wheat with a heavier body, more noticeable alcohol, and a stronger hop presence. I was hoping for less sweetness and a more pronounced citrus character. Not bad, but would not revisit.
bvc (1123) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz capped. Pours a slight chill hazed rich darker gold with plenty of uniform white head that settles to a nice film. Nose show quite a bit of wheat with hints of banana and some oranges...as it warms, the 8% shows a bit on the nose. Prickly carb with a touch of sticky feel to the body. Clean and straight forward really. As crow points out, it is really kind of dry and just plain bitter with the hop character. As the hops meet up with the wheat, it is really just a bit slightly sweet and bitter wheat beer. Doesn’t taste too far off from what I recall the Obliteration IV tasting like.
OldMrCrow (1618) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Malt and Vine.
Light hazy pour with a good-sized head; lovely, lovely aroma of lime and tropical fruit that recalls the 3676 (or whatever) collaboration from the same brewery. Flavor doesn’t quite live up; for once I’m actually complaining about an IIPA coming out on the dry side! Sticky-dry, rather than quenching dry as in Pliny, if that makes sense. Nonetheless, quite a strong entry. I look forward to revisiting in bottled form.