greenhorn1 (727) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Look, Midnight Sun makes great beer. Is this the best IIPA? No, but you should still partake in this hopped up beer. Strong floral and citrus notes and sticky on the palate. ABV is just right as so many doubles take it unnecessarily high. Long bitter finish, nice brew.
Aniela (2228) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in NYC sept 2012. Clear amber beer with a big offwhite head. Roasted, malty and hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavour with nice bitterness.
tcane7 (1325) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy amber with 2 fingers of beige head and lacing. Aroma is caramel, slightly piney hops. Taste is sweet caramel malt, some slightly roasted malts, not much hop flavor. This was clearly not fresh. Hops provide a good deal of bitterness
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy, dark hay. Some sticky residual lacing. Hop nose is more grassy than the bright brashness of West Coast IPAs. Nice hop bite balanced by maltiness. Minerally. Dry finish. Much different than what I have been bloating myself on but a welcome change.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Best Damn Beer Shop: Poured a sparkling golden liquid with a frothy topping of head. In the aroma, my nose picks up on a strong scent of green hops, citrus, and pine while a malty profile of bread yeast, dough and honey. The flavor is bitter and somewhat salty with a dominating taste of hops that give off a bit of juniper berry, but perhaps this beer is to bitter and salty compared to other imperial IPA’s since I wasn’t exactly satisfied with the drink. However, it is cool to be able to purchase Midnight Sun beers in California.
coldbrewky (1371) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Beer Universe Saugerties. Lots of bitter hop resin abounds in this moderate bodied DIPA. While it has helped assuage my anxiety of the past weeks it is limited in its scope of wonderfulness. Yes, its power is of note, but a more robust body would offset the obnoxious abundance of piney singel dimensional hop. New State for me. Nice ornate lacing.
ben4321 (3334) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from The Hop, 10/1/12, 1st beer in my new Mort Subite glass
Aroma: The nose has some grapefruit/pineapple, and some pine hops notes as well
Appearance: It pours a hazy dark orange color with a foamy off-white head and sheeting lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet, there’s the citrus, plus some malty notes, and a bitter/hoppy finish
Palate: The body is medium, it has a creamy feel, a smooth carbonation, and a dry, slightly sticky finish
Overall, this is a very solid beer. I have no major qualms with it, and I truly enjoyed drinking it, but it doesn’t quite get to the world class level of the top examples of this style. Despite that, it is still very good, and certainly worth trying.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy orange beer with a very nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, floral, creamy, pear notes, maybe herbal, pine, citrus, grapefruit, pineapples, woody, creamy, light spicy. Hoppy floral flavor, metal, huge bitterness, citrus, pine, herbal, notes of cedar, pear, creamy notes, a little roasted, lemongrass, hay, some wet grass, pineapples, some cookies and apricot. Finishes lovely bitter, herbal, grass, pine, grapefruit, citrus and some pine. Midnight Sun has done it again!
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Andrew and Chris. Pours a deep hazy amber body with nice white lacing. Aroma is fresh pine & citrus hop and citrus fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and refreshing with notes of citrus, citric hops, lemon and a light bitterness.
Blairgus (2183) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
17 July 2012, bottle. Bright yellow, clear, some floating sediment. Nose is sweet alcohol, orange juice pulp, and some bitter lemon rind. Gorgeous! Taste isn't quite as amazing but it is very nice. Thin, crisp, faintly oily, lemon rind bitter finish.
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