RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
This is Midnight Sun’s first beer brewed with hop extract. We choose Amarillo for its floral, tropical and citrus properties. OB8 was also dry-hopped with Bravo hops for aroma to complement the beer’s hop flavor and bitterness.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footy (348) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Hazy golden amber with fluffy white head with lots of legs. Fresh woody pine and forest grasses aroma. Initial burst of harsh pine bitterness quickly followed by mandarin orange. Good chewy maltiness. This rating is from the bottle version. If I remember correctly the tap version was bit harsher and less well balanced. This is so well balanced but it is lacking some of the citrusy freshness. Would still rather have fresh HopStoopid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

BuckeyeBoy (8861) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Backlog entry 22-ounce bottle thanks to Douglas. pours out a orange color top of a small head. nose is Pine citrus fruit some butterscotch candy sweetness along with caramel. Taste is more of the Citrus notes a little Pine some caramel sweetness and a little bit of grass.

ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2013
A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal. S - Grapefruit, tropical, orange, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, hint of booze. T - Sweet caramel and biscuit malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy, and spicy hops, resiny bitterness. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a bitter, lightly dry and sweet finish. D - Nice DIPA. Godd hop profile.

anders37 (27658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2013
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
A - pours hazy golden orange with very high white fluffy head. Amazing retention with strong lacing. S - sweet malty aromas reminiscent of canned fruits ( fruit cocktail), bready and caramel malts follow. Mellow subtle hops, light grasses and soap. M - full bodied, high carb. Simple palate. Malt heavy. High alcohol content is noticeable. T - soapy lightly citrus hops up front, centennial hops ( sun tea bitter) on the nose. Bready and caramel malts on the palate. Dry grassy bitter hoppy end. O - simple sweet malt heavy dipa. Drinkable but unremarkable. 3.4 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop: Created a violent foam head that eventually retreated while a golden blonde liquid rested below. The nose is mild with an obvious hop aroma but instead of being sharp and vibrant it was more tame and only suggested a minor spicy smell and a minimum scent of citrus or pine. The drink is strong with alcohol that reminds me of vodka or gin and has a minor fruity flavor that tastes of pine and juniper berries.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
In short: A big blond IPA with sweet canned fruits flavor. Meh
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed 3 months after the beer release. Bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks Matt
The look: Partly cloudy blond-orange body topped by a medium white with medium retention
In long: Nose is fruity hops but not fresh fruity, it is more like the aroma I get when I open a can of fruits (canned peaches, canned pineapples, canned pears). Taste is more of the same. A neutral bready pale malt backbone with a lot of sweet fruity flavors. This beer taste like a crust-less slice of white bread soaked with the juice of canned fruits. There is also some alcohol warmth and a slight resinous bitterness. So I’m reading here that this beer is brewed with hops extract, I’m surprised, I’m usually good at noticing when something is fake, I can almost always tell when a movie uses CGI instead of real dinosaurs.

olio (10694) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2012
Draught @ Apex, Portland.
Pours hazy orange color with small head. Aroma of vegetables, fruits, hops and some goose berry bush. Flavour of fruits, vegetables, caramel and grass. Unbalanced and raw.

jgb9348 (6590) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Hazy copper coloured body with a nice orange glow and a thickish, two centimetre tall tan head that leaves a fairly nice lace. Aroma of pungent, grapefruity and piney hops with a very apricot and fruity finish and a good strong dose of malt is very noticeable with a hint of alcohol. Full-bodied; Deep resiny, piney hop cone flavour with a lot of alcohol notes, some full-bodied sweetness and a good complexity that shows off very well for the style. Aftertaste is quite strong with a good balance of alcohol, sweetness, maltiness and a ton of hops, but all kept in check by the complexities around. Overall, a very nice Imperial IPA that tastes like it has more alcohol than ’just’ 8.5%, but a good beer with a good complexity while still showing off the hops and malt. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Olive Tree Market Place in San Diego, California on 05-May-2012 for US$13.99 sampled at home in Washington on 08-July-2012.

5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle:   Hazy golden, orange hued, moderate to large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Soft fruity and citrusy hop nose.   Sweet citrus rind like flavors up front.   Has a stale aspect to it that detracts a bit.   While being flavorful and aromatic, its not very bright or fresh.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   This is not uber hoppy, nor uber malty.   Finishes with a pithy astringency that lingers well after the finish.   The 8.5% is well hidden, but overall it isn’t a fresh or bright example.   Enjoyable regardless.

nickd717 (4999) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draft. Slightly hazy orange-copper with a sticky whitish head. Citrusy aroma with a dank note to it and a bit of butterscotch. The flavor is good but has a few things weird about it. Caramel, grains, blood orange, and dank with a metallic finish. Medium-plus body with a good carbonation level. Could stand to improve, but not bad.

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