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Midnight Sun Mayhem

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Chaotic yet hypnotic, Mayhem is a deliberate Double IPA, brewed and conditioned with a special Belgian yeast that contributes complexity and spice. Abundant American hops offer grapefruit, pine, must and mint, which play off the fullness and sweetness of pale malts then provide a biting yet enticing finish.

Mayhem Double IPA accents the complex spice combinations found in Thai, Indian, Cajun, Morrocan, Mexican and Southwest American cuisines as well as BBQ marinades, dry rubs and sauces.

Mayhem creates Mayhem.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle thanks to savnac. Bottle opens with a gush of foam. Pour is a hazy rusty brown color with a large, thick white head. Aroma is notably spicy and bretty-like right off the bat. Also notes of clean malt, light citrus hop, and a light gym sock aroma. Flavor is initially bretty-like and minty with notes of grapefruit hop poking through. Also a clean biscuit malt component with black pepper and light pine hop in the finish. The finish is really crisp and clean. This is really easy to drink and very refreshing. Thanks Ira!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1205) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Got to try this recently thanks to, "AKFaust". Colour... cloudy golden-amber with a thin head. Nose... sweet spice, orange pekoe, hops and tropical fruits. Palate... particularly sharp, bitter and dry-ish (I mean that in a good way!) with tropical fruit stems and skins, stone fruits, boiled sweets and bitter-sweet finish. Thank you sir, may I have another (WHACK!)!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bomber from Perrys Liquor in Livermore, CA. Pours hazy orange gold with a 4 finger foamy off-white head. Aromas of citrus and malt and Belgian yeast/spice. Body is creamy full with creamy carbonation. Flavor is lightly funky/spicy with enough hop to go way bitter. It has everything - grapefruit/resin/spice/caramel. The malt seems very unroasted. On a blind test I’d say Belgian Strong Ale. Very interesting. Extremely good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Thanks to travita for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is piney and resiny hops with some citrus notes as well as some Belgian yeast character. The flavor is orange and resiny hops with Belgian yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very hoppy and very good Belgian IPA. Another great beer from Midnight Sun.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
(22oz bomber bottled in March thanks to travita) clear medium yellow with tons of bubbles and excellent lacing. Nose of celery, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, oranges and light grapefruit. Taste of spicy pepper, bread, oranges, and other spices. Medium body that is well carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4821) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2010
bottle thanks to travita. poured gold with a white ehad. nose is big piney hops, yeast, and fruits. great on the palate, big piney hops up front, faint yeast in the middle and a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Bottle (editors, note that the bottle claims 100IBU) thanks to travita. Pours with a hazed golden body and a large white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is floral, fresh and spicy hops, grapefruit, lemon, weed and goodness. Taste of belgian yeast, herbaceous and dank hops, lemon, grapefruit (citra?). There is an odd yeast or grain based off flavor when the bottle was first opened, but that went a way as it warmed. Medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Bottle. Aroma of piney hops and Belgian yeast. Flavor has an insane bitter finish and the Belgian yeast lingers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
pours a hazy orange-amber with a large egg-shell head, and great lacing. smell is of fruits (apricot and pear), malt, a touch of floral, and citrus. taste is of hops, grass, dandelion, grapefruit, malt, and a touch of malt, ends nicely bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Poured hazy amber orange, citrus hops, caramel malts, yeasty, little spice.


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