SHIG (4956) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to duchammer: Poured a burnt orange to caramel brown with finger off white head. Aroma is strong fresh citrus hops and tropical fruit. Taste is super strong citrus and evergreen pine needle hops, sweetness from malts blend in before the fruity hops alcohol burn finish. Glad they re-brewed this one. Duchammer (186) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - DEC 23, 2014
2014 AK Most wanted: Draft from midnight sun. Poured a hazy orange red with an off white head. Had a blast of citrus in the nose with under tones of passion fruit. Taste had a perfect balance between malt and citrus hops. Citrus, piney, and passion fruit. A little warming in the stomach. This is definitely a favorite from midnight sun! alexsdad06 (10262) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
22 oz. bottle tasted at a local gathering sometime in late 2009/early 2010. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma had sweet malts, caramel, wood, some resiny citrus character, mild spices, a hint of alcohol. The flavor had sweet, bready malts, toffee, caramel, resin and tangerine citrus, wood, mild spices, some alcohol burn, seems to be transitioning from DIPA to barleywine. hallinghansen (3124) - Odense SV, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Trade from rgtravers, thanks a bunch. Hazy orange body with a large offwhite head. Aroma is hops, peach, pine, sweet toffee and grapefruit. Flavor is bitter bitter hops, grapefruit, peach and caramel Long bitter aftertaste. Nice lacings. phaleslu (10097) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2011
22 oz. bottle shared by Keir- thanks again! Pours a semi-cloudy amber-red color with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, butterscotch, wheat, wood chips, and spice. Flavor of sweet and bready malts, toffee, wheat, sugary syrup, cereal, wood, spice, and warming alcohol. Sweet, malty, and wheaty. Medium-bodied, with a good amount of carbonation for the year (2008), though the hops have faded. Boozy finish. Interesting evolution, as this one is drinking more like a wheat wine now than a double IPA.
faroeviking (10821) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2011
Hazy deep amber colour, beige head. Aroma: sweet caramel toasty, hoppy fruity piney. Good mouthfeel indeed. Hoppy sweet fruity pine alco flavour. Bitter sweet fruity dry finish, alcohol. Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2011 Bottle shared by hallinghansen at plovmand tasting, thanks!
It pours a hazy amber colour with a off white head.
Aroma is caramel, pine, peach, bitter hops and mango.
The flavour is bitter and fruity with notes of peach, mango, caramel and pine Ends very bitter. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle at Plovmand’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Nice hoppy, cheese, malty sweetness, recidual sugar, light berries, high bitterness, rather sweet. Not totaly fresh !!! joergen (27970) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle at Plovmand.
Hazy orange red coloured with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of hops, grass and pine needles with notes of caramel.
Fruity flavour of hops, grass and pine needles with notes of citrus.
Dry hoppy finish. madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottled. amber coloured. unclear. beige dense head. aroma of herbs, caramel, pine, flowers, light bread. flavour sweetness, caramel, spice, loads of grape, flowers and herbs. Medium to full bodied. Dry herbal and grapy heavy bitterness in the end.