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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
thorongil2 (2412) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
(tap) hazy intense yellow colour with small white head; strong citrus aroma; mild (for DIPA) flavour, very tasty

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Dark yellow with a fluffy white head and fine carbonation. Strong citrus and pine aroma with hints of caramel and vanilla. Big bitter bite with vanilla caramel grapefruit and pine taste with hints of passion fruit and a semi dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvermin (86) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Poured a slightly dark gold, with plenty of white, foamy, lacy head that retained just fine. Smell was a coriander bomb to start, followed by grapefruit and orange citrus, that belgian yeast in the background, and then an intoxicating scent of raw mint leaves for a brief moment. Taste followed suit, with tons of the citrus/coriander before a hoppy rind bitterness came out. Pine and mint finished the beer out. Malt in this one is not too strong - it’s mainly the hops/yeast that come out - offering only a short period of sweetness, and it works very, very well. The mouthfeel was fantastic, as the carbonation was stronger than average, and really brought out the flavor of coriander. Drinkability is really high due to the dry mint finish, and the 8.2% abv is nowhere to be felt. Reminded me a lot of La Fin Du Monde by Unibroue, and gave it a run for its money in my eyes (I know they are listed as different styles, but they were very similar, regardless of classification).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
nice slightly hazy amber pour with a spongy and erratic white head. the aroma is like a hoppy triple or something, very belgian for the most part, then iipa. lots of spicey, earthy notes in the aroma and flavor. the taste def has a lil funk to it, a almost dry dog shows up, tastes like my last camping trip to the redwoods. def the best iipa i have had from them yet, this one is interesting and drinkable. the body is crisp upfront, then fading to a yeasty dryness with lots of hop oils lingering as well. i personally like this better than the 3797.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
22oz bottle, notched 4th week of March? I thought it was May. Oh well. $11.99 @ City Beer. Clear effervescent golden amber with a one finger well-retained eggshell head. Lots of citrus and pineapple hops up front blending with the fruity Belgian yeast, followed by some moderate herbal dry hopped character--doesn’t smell a couple months old at all. Light candi sugar and pale cereal grain sweetness also noted, as well as a tinge of clean brett (if that makes sense). Flavor follows suit pretty well--the Belgian yeast never dominates, but is ever-present--much the same with the hops. Not too much sweetness going on, either. Bitterness peaked at a 6 in the semi-dry finish, light alcohol present. High carbonation with a medium body. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2010
22oz bomber, FRESH, courtesy of wavers1. thanks, baker! pours a beautiful, hazy, peach with a huge, creamy, bright white head leaving thick, sticky sheets of lace. aroma is fantastic with big, spicy, belgian yeast notes layered atop juicy, fresh citrus notes of orange and grapefruit and bright tropical notes of apricot and pineapple with a hefty dose of pine resin and candy sugar for good measure. flavor is delicious as well with big grapefruit and orange peel citrus, pine resins, and grass up front with a solid balance of crackery malts and spicy, belgian yeast, white pepper, and clove on the back end. palate is medium bodied with high carbonation and a spicy, dry, bitter hop finish. overall, a damn good belgian dipa. i really need more beers from midnight sun.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle split with Pat, Andrew, and Ryguy. Pours a murky orange body with nice haze and nice white head. Aroma is super fresh citrus hops and sweet Belgian spice. Mouthfeel is medium and well balanced with notes of pine, citrus hops, Belgian spices and candy, fruit - grapefruit, and a nice balance of sweet malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011
22 oz. bottle, pours slightly hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is huge on Belgian spices, orange rind and citrusy hops - wonderful mix. Flavour begins with orange rind, coriander and other spices, yeast, and finishes with spicy hops, and a sort of minty finish. Unique and most excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge off-white head. Aroma is peachy, grapefruity and citrusy. Peachy, citrusy and slight grapefruity. Dry peachy and grapefruity hoppy into the finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6833) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2012
From the 4/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy apricot color with a large foamy white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was pineapple, grapefruit and Sweettart candies. The flavor was sweet pineapple and grapefruit with notes of sugar, yeast, apricot, peach pits and chalk. The finish was long with tangy peach pits, apricot, pineapple and chalk. Full bodied. Very nice.

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