robforbes (2263) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
pours a hazy orange-amber with a large egg-shell head, and great lacing.
smell is of fruits (apricot and pear), malt, a touch of floral, and citrus.
taste is of hops, grass, dandelion, grapefruit, malt, and a touch of malt, ends nicely bitter. fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Poured hazy amber orange, citrus hops, caramel malts, yeasty, little spice. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2010
22. Pours a clear medium amber with a big pillowy off-white head. Moderate stringy lace coming down the side of the glass. Floral, grassy, dusty nose, a little perfumey, definitely leaning toward the trippel side of the yeast strain spectrum rather than the spicy side. Creamy medium body with plenty of lively carb. Nice caramel and oranges mid-palate, very much a coherent IPA happening there, not much toast but that’s OK. Yeasty bits start to creep in, maybe a little green apple, then gets a big burst of white pepper near the finish. Finish closes out with white pepper, grass, and some tangerine, and they’re all fighting each other rather than complimenting each other. Very interesting beer and glad to have it, but not the most harmonious effort we have seen from Anchorage. Sammy (12623) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle from City Beer Store. Medium orange colour, with big off-white head. Lots of lace. Taste is c-hop (resiney citrus), some spiciness, and funk. Decent mouthfeel. Wafts funk. Carbonation above-average. Better as it warms to room temperature. Tasty stuff, but a bottle requires a meal to accompany it. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle shared by Kan- thanks for the beers! Pours a bright orange amber hue with a frothy beige head. aroma is a nice fruit funk- tangerine and pears come to mind. Slightly perfumy as well with some grassy pine hops shining through. flavor is light dough, spruce, and caramel. well put together. everything melds together nicely. medium body. nice carbonation. slight sticky, yet dry mouthfeel. leaves a pine and citrus coat on the pallete. Liked this quite a bit, but prefer that midnight sun 3767 funky ipa to this. this was really good though!
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2010
1st brew of the tasting and provided by Kan, mucho thanks: Somewhat cloudy golden and coppery appearance topped by a good frothy head that left spotty lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of pineapple and pear esters, grassy and herbal hops, biscuity and slight Belgian yeast vapours. The taste is nicely hop forward without being brash and aggressive complementing the malt and yeast character. Fruity and light resiny hop tones with a herbal minty finish. The mouth feel is lively and refreshing, a bit chalky. Overall a very nice brew done in a style that Midnight Sun seems to excel at. AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Pours attractive copper orange with a thin white head. Nose is orange citrus and esters. Obvious Belgian yeast in nose and flavor, with banana and clove in their as well. Medium hop bitterness in finish in the mid to finish. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
22oz bottle from Joey... Pours a mostly hazy yellow orange brown with a thin to medium milky white head... Aroma of juicy citrus hop alongside some grassy notes. Tangerine and peels.. Earthy fruity citrus fruits and a dry bitter finish. Creamy drinkable body. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
22oz bottle, notched 4th week of March? I thought it was May. Oh well. $11.99 @ City Beer. Clear effervescent golden amber with a one finger well-retained eggshell head. Lots of citrus and pineapple hops up front blending with the fruity Belgian yeast, followed by some moderate herbal dry hopped character--doesn’t smell a couple months old at all. Light candi sugar and pale cereal grain sweetness also noted, as well as a tinge of clean brett (if that makes sense). Flavor follows suit pretty well--the Belgian yeast never dominates, but is ever-present--much the same with the hops. Not too much sweetness going on, either. Bitterness peaked at a 6 in the semi-dry finish, light alcohol present. High carbonation with a medium body. Very enjoyable. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Pours a cloudy golden orange with a big, thick head. Herbal, piney hops on the nose, accented with citrus peel and caramel, with a slightly boozy bite. It’s effervescent, but still quite full-bodied and has a powerful flavor. Deeper malt notes than the aroma lets on, but still with plenty of hops. Very nice.