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Midnight Sun Mayhem

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Very nice very dry Belgian Ale. Yeah its hopped like an IPA, but is Piraat an IPA or a Belgian Strong Ale? Notes of grass, esters and wood. Finishes clean and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8457) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2010
650 ml bottle shared by Jordan. Pours a clear yellow with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet yeasty oranges. Lots of citrus in the flavor, some Belgian dry malts, dominant Belgian yeasts, but still very hoppy. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle: Pours a hazy copper color with a fizzy white head. The nose has a moderate dose of esters and spice but the hops are still in charge; plenty of pine and earth, not much citrus. The flavor is well defined with the tart yeast and bitter hops competing for dominance over the light pale malt sweetness. A big IPA and a big belgian, but they do cancel each other out somewhat. I like the blending, but itís not something Iíd crave on itís own. Like a nice car with a bad paint job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Pours hazy gold with a big creamy beige head. Aroma of pine, herb, citrus, Belgian yeast. Taste is very nice, not overly funkified by the yeast but still noticeable. Bitterness certainly is strong and lingering in the finish. Bottled five months ago, this beer tastes very fresh and good for a DIPA at that age. Medium body, carbonation is very full but soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
bottle thanks to travita. poured goldish with a white head. aroma was pineapple, pine, and cheese. flavor was pine and floral. body was heavy with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 22, 2010
22oz bottle from City Beer. Aroma is like the non-Gourmande Fantome beer from RBSG10.- parsley, herby. Very belgian aroma and flavor. Not too much for hops in the flavor either. Plenty of hop bitterness though. Slight weird alcohol flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (4024) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle with much thanks to ketchepillar for bringing this over. Pours a hazy blonde with a good head and good lace. The aroma is fruity and mildly spicy with a bready and lighthly funky character. The flavor is very fruity while maintaining dryness with some mild caraway character and plenty of bitter citrus rind. Pretty tasty stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Bottle:   Cloudy shade of orange, moderate white frothy head, decent lacing.   Musty floral mustard seed like aroma.   Bright and sharp barnish tang right up front.   Otherwise hoppy.   Its like a very strong musty basement, to the point its a little acidic.   Finish is a little brash, hoppy, but again with this acrid musty basement/barnish aspect.   Not as subtle or balanced as others.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Missing sweetness.   Citrus rind and that tough to swallow overly musty/barnish stuff.   This one just didnít work for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Golden color out of the bottle with a foamy off white head. Big hoppy nose with tons of resin. Buscuit malts, applesauce and lots of grapefruit. This is a really good, fresh hoppy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear orange copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good to excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus hop and malt aroma with a small alcohol tone. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

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