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Midnight Sun Obliteration I

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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With passion and purpose, we present this series of hop-centric beers. Using different hop varieties and brewing techniques, we aim to capture bold, distinct hop characteristics in aroma, flavor and finish. While we explore the world of hops, we invite you to learn along with us: these beers offer an incredible opportunity to experience the diversity of hops while engaging the palate and obliterating the senses.

Obliteration I is a Double IPA, heavily hopped with a big malt base. Its aroma is pungent with citrus, onion, and a touch of alcohol. The sweetness of caramel malt is offset with spice and pepper flavors that lead into an overwhelmingly bitter finish


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Big thanks to BrianK! 2007 though so past its priime no doubt- still it smelled and tasted ok. Pours a a medium orange with some haze and a nice sticky head. Aroma is slightly old greenish hops, oily, with some dank old resin, and a bit of paper ox overlays the dull toffee and crackery, caramel malts. Flavor is cold smoke harsh resin- chinook like- green and tea like, some citrus, and grapefruit but a bit old. Green and sligthly tacky bitterness with hints of astringency. Still holding up ok despite its age.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Huge thanks to BrianK. Poured a slightly hazed copper color with a thin off-white head. Sweet malt aroma with some notes of age to it. Citrus hops still show through. Nice citrus flavor. Dry malt with a stiff bitterness. Very long hop bitterness for the finish. Medium bodied. This held up quite well.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2009
This one was dry, slightly sweet and still hoppy. Not bad for it’s age. While the dryhops are on their way downhill, there’s still plenty of bittering hops left to still give it some kick. Still enjoyable. Let this one warm a bit to still get the hop profile.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours an orange body with a copper head. Soapy hops some light floral notes, very degraded i’m sure this was great fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 22, 2009
UPDATED: APR 23, 2009 ? Only 7 ratings? Really great. Very nice floral hops and fruity aroma. Taste is super hoppy and juicy with fruit, peach, passionfruit, pinapple. Smooth and balanced. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3285) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Wow! Only one of 7 to have rated this? Thanks Jason for sharing. The beer pours to a glowing amber body with a creamy white head. Awesome lacing. The aroma is a really exotic hop combination. Pine and grapefruit meets pineapple, grasses, and herbs, with some other citrus. The flavor is hoppy with grasses in the forefront with strong weeds/herbs. Pine and grapefruit secondarily. The palate is bitter, hoppy, and medium bodied. Not overly hopped and chalky like it could be...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7007) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Thanks to Tim for the bomber! Poured a sparkling, brighter golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up spicy Amarillo upfront with large doses of pine, floral, and grapefruit not far behind.. toasty orange zest, and deeper toffee notes backing it up.. extremely well balanced, and worked the hops and malt into the nose. The flavor picked up toasty toffee at the core with some fruity malts.. a whole bunch of hoppage joined in at the edges.. grapefruit, pineapple, cat pee, orange zest, and spicy hops blend well together on the hop front, giving a substantial presence on the edges and through the finish. Medium-plus bodied, spicy, and well-balanced on the palate with a heavy hop bitter impression on the finish. This was great!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Tasted at Conspiracy tasting at Horse Brass pub 2007--Big fruity nose and powerfully grapefruit-esque. This one is simultaneously smooth and bitter (not palate burning)on the finish. Hazy, clouded tawny/copper color with a small, well-centered white head. Prominent and columnular lacing. Exceptional IPA!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7128) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle shared by cquiroga: Pours a clear orange bronze with a thin, clingy-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of slightly musty earthy piny hops along with mild caramel malt and some oranges. Starts with a good caramel and pale malty sweetness, balanced with a big bittering citrus hoppiness toward a drier, grassy bitter finish. A pretty good double IPA, but could use a little more malty balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Pours clear and copper, with a white, thin head. A short-lived, full skim coat of foam dissapated to partial coverage, and some strings of lacework become apparent after each sip. Aromatics are pungently tropical and grassy. Wet spruce with zests of orange and grapefruit. This combination of hops is more assertive and pungent and less floral and delicate. Mouthfeel is crisp and drying, with carbonation somewhat on the light side. The pallet is assertively bitter, for sure. Plenty of citrus bite, laden with grapefruit pith, bitter orange peel, and lemon oil. Malt is very light and alcohol is warming but not hot. The bitterness is non-compromising and lingering, and the peppery, zingy, hop-bite rides well on top. Finishes warming with a lingering, drying bitterness and aggressive hop flavors. A big, bad Alaskan hop monster from a brewery that knows how to make great DIPA’s


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