Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tornado, SF. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus hops, some cooked vegetables an malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some herbal notes, citrus and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (15761) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Toronado. Itís a hazy orange colored beer topped by a small, white head leaving curtains. The aroma is fruity, sweet and lightly grassy and spiced. Sweet flavor with some pale malts and fruityness. Some bitterness, but initially and in the end. Medium body, pleasant carbonation. Quite bitter finish actually. Not the most interesting beer of the day, but drinkable indeed. 130804
shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vacation 2011 - Seattle and Olympic National Park
8/13/2011: Midnight Sun Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA... Aroma: Dried candied pineapple, hint of papaya, and tones of citrus. Appearance: Hazy, deep gold color with a frothy beige-colored head. Flavor: Chewy toffee maltiness; lots ofhops and then some more candied grapefruit peel, pineapple, fuzzy peach; smooth, creamy wheat; moderate bitterness level throughout; balanced bittersweet; the alcohol makes itself known, but enhanced the overall flavor. Palate: Medium-full in body; thick, mellow, and smooth; creamy flavor and texture. Overall: Drinks BIG (seems bitter than 8% ABV); This is a antastic beer!
Draught (pint; 8.0% ABV) at Tap House Gill in Seattle, WA. Rating #127 for this beer.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A somewhat sugary, somewhat boozy and very bitter-sharp blond ale. Just ok.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed approximately one month after purchase, a bottle brought to me by my man Jay.
The look: Slightly cloudy orange-golden body topped by a medium white head.
In long: Nose is sharp, white grapefruits, pineapples, some grass. Taste is even sharper. A crisp crackery malt backbone (it feels wheat but less wheat than with most so-called White IPAs), some residual sugars and then a truckload of high alpha-acid hops. Bitter white grapefruits, lemons and such. Alcohol is too apparent for an 8% brew and adds a bite to the already very sharp bitter finish. I really dig wheat-IPAs, I usually overrate this bastard style, but this one lacked the true wheat ale feeling, was too boozy, not refreshing enough, aggressive. Overall it was just ok. Not saying a beer like this cannot be enjoyed, I like a Sweet IPAs as much as the next guy, I really do, but I donít like the next guy, this dude has a serious attitude problem, I donít like sweet IPAs.
XaenDovet (1239) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share. Hazy orange. Aroma of pine and caramel. Rye. Taste is candy malt.
deekyn (1428) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours hazy golden straw with 1 finger quickly dissipating white head. S - citrus, wheat, and light alcohol. Funk and lemon zest. M - light bodied simplistic but pleasant palate. Lingering sun tea bitters. T - soapy and lemon zest, grapefruit, up front. Sun tea bitters, wheat, orange and zest. Lingering sweety malty end. O - simple drinkable malt heavy. Drinkable. 6+
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Whole Foods-Bowery, 12/30/12, IIPA Rating #150
Aroma: The nose has pineapple, orange, and grapefruit mostly, with some underlying malty notes
Appearance: A slightly hazy orange colored beer with a small, frothy white head that leaves light lace
Flavor: The taste is a little sweet, with lots of citric fruity flavors, and a medium-plus hop bitterness
Palate: Medium bodied, with a smooth, slightly sticky feel, soft carbonation, and a lightly dry finish
I thought this was a pretty solid citrus-forward, almost acidic example of an IIPA. I didnít really find much noticeable wheat here, mostly just the citric hops and light, underlying maltiness. Maybe you could say itís a touch too one-dimensional, as those citrusy flavors really dominate the beer, but I still really enjoyed drinking it.
Reynolds314 (2988) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice citrusy lemony wheat DIPA. Lightly tart with nice medium bitterness and very little sweetness. Great beer from a great brewery.
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At diciccos it says itís a summer beer but it doesnít taste old. Tastes very wheaty, great bru
SDalkoholic (2274) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a thick and foamy head that looked like a patch of shaving cream on top of a golden liquid. As for the nose, there is a scent of organic hops and malt that are rather well balanced in aroma. The flavor is mild with a taste of grainy bread like malts and also a taste of organic hops that come across bitter yet subtle. Certainly an interesting beer and concept with the recipe, but nothing I would rave and rant about to my friends who havenít had Midnight Sun before.