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Midnight Sun Meltdown Double IPA

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The days are long but the season is short. So what gives? Sleep! After doing more before midnight than most Outsiders do in a week, Alaskans deserve some down time. And these moments of relaxation demand more than that ordinary, non-distinct lawn mower beer. Celebrate a day well done with a beer done well—a seriously delicious IPA with some scorchin’ hops.

Our new seasonal double IPA is designed to keep you incredibly hopped up spring through summer.

Are you ready for a MELTDOWN?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2424) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Moderate grain and bread for the malt, light to moderate orange for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with a hint of dried apricot. Head is small, frothy, translucent white, with some spotty lacing and goog laegs and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, slick, with a lively carbonation. A mostly tasty beer, but not exactly what I like in a DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1834) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Another damn good DIPA from the Last Coast, except this one has just a bit over what it should be on the price tag. Yum yum though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Cloudy tan, bright, oh my mandarin, calamansi, and that type with a dash of chewy malt, and the hops aren’t super fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle
Cloudy orange color with almost no head; viscous pour. The aroma is mild, there is some malt, caramel, sugars, not much hops though, and some cow barn too. Smooth and round mouthfeel; malt flavor, quite sweet, with some caramel and toffee; strong bitterness; the hop is quite resiny but not much fruity.
Good beer, not impressive, tastes old.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bulk_Carrier (2676) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 22, 2014
I can’t believe this only showed up in Juneau this week. Sigh, good job MS for selling out your home state. This is gonna go real well, I can tell. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy pale orange to brown color with a thin half fingered white foamy head. The head dissipated within thirty seconds and barely left any lacing. The aroma had a decent sweet caramel malt base lined with some super light citrus hops and that’s about all she called for. The taste was bitter and sweet at different times. There was a super dry citrusy aftertaste that lead to a really dry finish. On the palate, this was about a medium in body and it showed a semi-decent sessionability about it. Overall, uhhh...palate scorching, hmmm...no way, did I get an old bottle? Perhaps, I know this beer is normally released in March and I’m having it in June. Sigh, nice try MS, way to sell out your home state. This is your second strike as you made me have to trade for that over rated Berserker. Show your face and make amends cause I’ll most likely never buy this swill again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2014
On tap. Darker, amber gold. Average head. caramel, orange nose. Some pine. Taste has biscuit malts and citric hops. Grassy close. Warm on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2014
On tap @ Blind Tiger. This is a blurry peachy golden colored one with a small light lacing just off-white top. Smells really nice, kinda bready with malts, lots of some hoppy stingy stuff, aspices with a little bit of grass. Not to bad at all. It has a oily mouthfeel and a just below average carbonation level. Nice hoppy malty and almost stingy bitter flavors. Lots of flavors here! Caramel and hop juice. Somewhat drymouthing in the finish. Peachy also with a really balanced bitter and malty finish. Really good and refreshing! 18.06.2013

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
furthur (400) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle, medium amber body, creamy white head. Aroma peach, pineapple, lychee. Taste is not as good as the aroma, caramel, light malt, spicy, and salty, with a bitter finish. A bit boozy, but not bad. Body is nice, not thin or syrupy, fine bubbles.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (1305) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Slightly cloudy orange with small creamy off white head, hops aroman hoppy taste, longish finish. Nice double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (5329) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
Golden in colour, the nose is fresh and intense hops. The beer starts a bit sweet, but very nice floral hopped. Pine, Citrus and floral hops next to the nice bitterness, that coincides great with the nice sweetness in the background. The aftertaste is long, bitter-intense, fruity-floral. Nice beer! --> 13/12/12/12

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