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Kodiak Brown Ale - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Kodiak Brown AleKodiak Brown Ale

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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 04-28-2002

Rugged yet smooth, Kodiak Brown Ale balances caramel and roasted malts with enticing Northwest hops. Perle and Willamette hops accent without overpowering this American brown ale's intrepid maltiness. The result is uniquely delicious.

24 IBU
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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark chestnut brown body with a small, light beige head.

Smell: Malty aroma predominately of toasted nuts, but with lesser notes of caramel and chocolate.

Taste: Brown maltiness brings out a flavor of earthy, toasted nuts with a subtle caramel sweetness. Splash of chocolate water. Slight hint of fruit. Again, there's not much hopwise going on beyond a little light bitterness. Quick finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A pleasant, mild, and quite drinkable brown ale.

Photo of Kuaff
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this can into a tumbler... because I just felt like it, okay?

Kodiak Brown has a two-finger head of dirty-white foam and looks a dark, murky reddish-brown. Kind of a burly, bear-like appearance, I'd say.

The scent is very faint, but I catch nutty vanilla, a tiny bit of caramel, and some dank hops.

At first, the taste has mild brown sugar and is a little sour. If it ended here, I wouldn't be too impressed. But then it gets better in the finish with some toasted malts, breadiness, and a little bitterness of the hops variety.

It has surprizingly spritzy carbonation and a creamy feel, which goes pretty nicely with the taste.

This beer isn't anything mind-blowing, but it's still pretty solid. I don't think it's meant to be guzzled. Take a sip, and then sit back and enjoy the toasty aftertaste.

Photo of marburg
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had to pour this beer hard to get any real head on it; it just didn't want to go if I poured it slowly at all. Very clear, with reddish tones amidst an obviously brown beer. Aromas of nuts and butterscotch -- perhaps caramel? The flavor is almost like a veggie stew -- definite buttery flavor with butternut squash whacking my tastebuds around a little bit before a very slight hazelnut flavor at the finish. Very slight hop presence. An odd collection of sensations to be sure, but it's pretty tasty, and it's definitely an easy beer to drink.

Photo of homebrew311
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up during my trip to Alaska. 22oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A: appears a deep dark brown with some clarity, nice foamy brown head, great retention and lots of lacing

S: notes of roasted malts on the front with a considerable amount of hop bitterness which makes for an earthy quality

T: roast and coffee notes, less prominent than what you would get in a stout, but melds nicely with an assertive hop profile. Like the nose, the taste has a lingering earthiness from the hop bitterness which is a bit spicy.

MF: creamy and smooth body

D: not a bad English brown, lots of bold and interesting flavors which are balanced quite nicely.

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No canned on date

Look - Pours a very dark brown with cappuccino head. The color at the extremes of the glass is of molasses, no light penetrates the middle. Head dissipates to classic foam film of a brown ale. 4.25 paws.

Smell - Slightly metallic hop character with a definite scent of dark chewy fruit. Figs dates and raisins mingle with a bit of chocolate. Not very robust. 3.25 paws.

Taste - Definite dried fruit of varieties mentioned above, with a dusting of baker's chocolate. Bits of treacle and caramel. Starts very dry but finishes sweet. 4 paws.

Feel - Mild tingle, velvety smooth and seems to lay across the tongue. The taste of baker's chocolate does give it a dusty feel. 4 paws.

Overall - A good brown ale. The metallic scent is slightly off-putting, and detracts from the more agreeable parts of the aroma. Enjoyable, but not extraordinary. 3.5 paws.

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Kodiak Brown Ale from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.