Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. No date. Unsure of freshness... Been wanting to check this out. Smells more malty, rather then hoppy. Dark honey, spicy floral hops, mildly sweet orange citrus and mildly sweet pine dominate the nose. Palate is dominated by earthy, spicy, yet sweet pine, and bitter citrus, with a honeyed malt backbone. Bitterness grows on the finish. Refreshing, fine carbonation, seems to drive the bitterness. Sessionable weight. Lingering flavors of bitter, honeyed citrus rind. Would like to try this fresh for comparison, though Alaska is 1000's of miles away, so it is what it is. While this "can" is more malt centric today, it's not a bad thing... as it's a nice change of pace, if not delicious. Enjoyable. Would drink again.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
SpongeRuiner (913) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap while on vacation in Alaska. Pretty decent IPA. First from Midnight Sun for me.
Vaiz (3831) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straight from the can, bought @ City Beer, San Fransisco. Aroma is full of citrus hops, some resin and slightly sweaty with some spicy malts. Flavor is quite bittter hoppy with a decent malt backbone. Quite heavy for such a low abv. Nice brew.
Holy (835) - GERMANY - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can brought by a friend from a recent visit to AK. Mild IPA - aroma is good, taste is smooth, aftertaste bites.
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Balanced red IPA. Spices reminiscent of a rye IPA. Ruby colored pour. Some hops flavor on top of the spicy malt, but the hops mainly impart a refreshing bitterness at the end. Not bad at all, but would like to see an amped up imperial version. B.
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bytemesis (4641) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear deep hazel, medium tan creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is nice, grape fruit, citrus, touch of caramel. Flavor is about the same, light sweet, light bitter. Light body. Bitterness increases on finish.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colored with a small tan head. Toffee and pine aroma with a bit of diacetyl. Malt and butterscotch flavors with a firm bitterness. Well balanced.
KegOstertag (92) - - AUG 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank from tulip poured from bomber from Alaska. Aroma - copper aroma. Nothing enticing. Appearance - dark ruby auburn with light froth. Taste - not bad. I don’t like red/amber beers but enough hops and malt to balance it out. Palate - same as taste. Hoppy burnt mouth feel. Overall - not bad. Very drinkable for the style.
BrewBoxer (2449) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Mudville 9. Deep red color. Hoppy and malty. Taste is more like a red ale. Pretty decent as far as what it's supposed to be
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gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a darkened copper with a pillowy cream colored head. Very floral nose with mild pine accents. Grapefruit zest with a slight residual resinous flavor along with a fresh florality and earthiness. Palate is actually light and airy for the amount and types of hops used. Nicely balanced. Somewhat thin and dry but overall enjoyable.