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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Double IPA with Falconer Flight Hops.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4654) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Slightly hazy amber and copper coloured body with a dense, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of light earthy malt, yeast, fresh hops, resin, alcohol, pine and a bit of caramel - not too pungent on the nose. Full-bodied; Dense malty and caramel mouthful with a lot of earthiness, some resin and pine flavours coming from the hops and a metallic and almost medicinal finish at the end. Aftertaste shows a good balance of malt and hops, but a bit too heavy and earthy at the end - tastes almost like a traditional ale or a rye-based IPA. Overall, nice to try, as all beers from Midnight Sun are (especially when consumed back on the polar opposite side of the US) but not as great as some others from this series. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from La Bodega in Anchorage, Alaska on 23-May-2013 for US$7.95 sampled at home in Washington, a few days before returning back to Alaska.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5641) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber color with fleeting head. Green pine needle, honey, floral aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Big green hop, pine needle bitter flavors in a honey biscuit base brew; drying bitter finish---good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Nice looking 22oz bomber courtesy of SHIG. It pours with a slightly hazy copper body and gold edges supporting a light tan head. The aroma offers up pine hop infused malts, floral hops and spicy flowery perfume counter. The taste is a mix of resiny pine hops and flowery flower shop. To midway it is pretty much resiny bitter hop goodness but with loads of floral going on as well. Overall this is too floral for my taste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bleeng (1499) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bomber picked up at the brewery. Pours very dark and hazy gold. Nose is a bit malty with some sweeter nosier hops. Taste is dank and bitter with a bit of fading thinness on the end. OK but not a repeat beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernbourbon (1287) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle thanks to Ira! Pour is a deep copper with a small white head. Aroma and flavor is assertive pine/ resinous hops. Also astrong malt backbone. This is a deep dank IPA. Not subtle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Amber, a little fiery and hazy, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Dank and sweaty citrusy nose.   Still has a sharp/bright hop aspect to it as well.   Muted hops on the tongue, a bit dank and sweaty.   Seems like it has some age on it, or a bit of wet hops/staleness.   This one is only three months old or so... strange, maybe 4.   Not terribly fresh, floral, or citrusy.   Not biting either, which would be its real downfall.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Just a dank/stale/sweaty hop finish.   Pretty boring overall, but not bad.   Needs to be more vibrant.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4298) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle shared by Dallas
Appearance: Clear golden with a big off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Piney and caramel
Taste: Caramel, pine resin, sweet and grassy
Ok, flavors didn’t mesh well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (725) - USA - JAN 21, 2013
Deep gold, clear, off white head. Caramel malt, an herbal, somewhat vegetal hop character, fairly malty balance for a double IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2236) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Poured from a 22ounce bottle. Grassy/citrus/herbal hops, muddled, caramel. Not a great example of a IIPA. Needs a brighter hop profile.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6020) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy amber orange with a small beige head. Aroma is fairly restrained for a hop bomb, with notes of resinous hops, crackery malts, some biscuity notes and a bit of candied sugar. Flavour is quite crackery and biscuity in its hop notes, undoubtedly due to the Falconer Flight hops, creating a hay-like feel / taste referenced in the name. There is some very mild residual sugar further back, but by the time they come out, the hay-like hop bitterness comes back to finish of the palate. There is also some weird vegetal quality in there. Quite dry, with a medium astringency. Decent stuff, but not a fan of this hop variety.


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