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Kodiak Brown Ale - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
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:
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

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 04-28-2002)
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NJB145

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-20-2013 00:51:48 | More by NJB145
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-18-2013 18:20:24 | More by spycow
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-02-2013 06:35:26 | More by Kelp
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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-21-2013 05:08:53 | More by InfernoBoss
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-24-2013 02:58:40 | More by Sparky44
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-24-2013 21:48:42 | More by Agentveba
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casapy

Idaho

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-17-2013 03:36:11 | More by casapy
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DmanGTR

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-29-2013 18:12:29 | More by DmanGTR
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mactrail

Washington

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an attractive brownish red in the tall Stella glass. The scent is a little musty. Somewhat coarse carbonation but makes for a big sudsy mouthful.

Rather malty with a fair amount of sweetness. Hints of apple pie and butter along with chalk and an oxidized wineyness. Woody with some old walnuts. A mineral aftertaste along with some dankish bitterness.

A pleasant malty quaff that doesn't stray far from the standard category. From the 12 oz can bought at Bine and Vine in San Diego.

Serving type: can

01-23-2013 00:55:23 | More by mactrail
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got this can in a trade. Poured in to my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice clear (but not when its in a glass) dark brown with a half finger head that fades quickly to leave a thin halo and light brown wisps.

S - Nice roasty brown malts and light sweetness. More toastiness than sweetness here.

T - Taste is pretty solid. Nice light roasted/toasted malt qualities, faint bread, light malty sweetness. Nicely balanced here across the board.

M - Good carbonation here, almost a little too much carbonation. Not quite distracting but borders on the edge of it.

O - Overall, this was a tasty beer from Midnight Sun. So far I've enjoyed the can offerings I've had from them. Glad I got to try it.

Serving type: can

01-13-2013 01:23:03 | More by rudzud
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ravot

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-10-2013 02:04:38 | More by ravot
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/13/2012. Pours lightly hazy reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, molasses, toffee, earth, herbal, and a light metallic note. Nice and pleasant aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, molasses, and light earthiness. Hardly any bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, molasses, and earth on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and robustness; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. A light metallic off note was present; but it was only noticed after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good brown ale. Nicely robust and balanced in flavor; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 07:59:34 | More by superspak
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-22-2012 03:07:58 | More by t0rin0
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to gockets (Reddit) for this one.

Pours a fizzy slight fluffy 1/2 finger slightly darker colored head that fades at a med to slower pace with some decent lacing, over semi clear semi hazy mahogany toasty brown with a touch of a cranberry colored hue.

Nose starts quite sweet smelling, sweet molasses and brown sugar galore, plenty of caramel and nutty aromas, brown malts toasty and sweet, candi sugar and candy syrup, a light marshmallow, and plenty of caramelized toffee.

Taste starts with malt, brown malts and plenty of them, a nice toasty brown malt, tons of caramel, toffee, syrupy flavors, brown sugar and molasses out the wazoo, and some nutty malts, like toffee with nuts around them. Smooth and rich, with a little syrupy flavor, fairly sweet but not too sweet. On the back end is some hops, bringing a decent bitterness with a light earthy and herbal hop, little biscuit like malt brings a nice toasty brown malty caramel candy cookie like flavor. Quite nice. Finish lingers with a bit more bitterness, coats the mouth with caramel and toffee, brown sugar, caramelized toffee, etc, and just a bit of earthy hops, and mostly dry without being too syrupy.

mouth is med to fuller bodied, a bit rich, just a bit syrupy, good carb.

overall I'm digging it quite a bit. Lots of great brown malt flavors, syrupy additions, sweeteners, etc. With just a bit of hops and bitterness to balance, nice full bodied without being too syrupy. Quite tasty, it's like a dessert for me. i quite enjoyed it and wish I could get this regularly.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 00:10:58 | More by jlindros
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ShakaShakaShaka

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-18-2012 20:51:21 | More by ShakaShakaShaka
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a clean deep amber/brown, 1" of tan head which quickly diminished.. excellent retention.
a very sweet toasty smell of chocolate, tobacco, toasted oats, caramel, coffee.
taste is just like the smell. very sweet, very tasty. roasted bitterness balances it out perfectly.

medium body with high carbonation.. slightly creamy.
a great brown ale. very tasty flavors alongside high carbonation make this very drinkable :)

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 23:36:35 | More by facundoCNB
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thorncp


4.5/5  rDev +24%

10-07-2012 04:02:03 | More by thorncp
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Deep brown color. One and a half fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is a hair below average and a good sized ring of lacing is left.

4.0 S: Big toastiness with almond nuttiness close behind. The result smells a good bit like dog kibble, which I sort of like. Caramel after that. Semi-dry. Not overly complex, but powerful and pleasant.

3.5 T: Tastes even more like how dog kibble smells. Toasty and nutty. On the drier side, but still well balanced. Light caramel. Big, bold flavors that work well.

4.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Excellently creamy and super smooth.

4.0 D: A bit strange tasting, but I like it and the mouthfeel is awesome. Solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 04:54:30 | More by DavoleBomb
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-15-2012 02:09:21 | More by RoryOMoore
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u2carew

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber
A) pours with a finger thick head then settles quickly leaving a thin lacing on top. Clear mahogany color. No lacing on the drink down.
S) Doughy. Roasted malts. Hints of chocolate.
T) Toasted malts. Caramel. Astringent bitterness in the finish.
M) Fizzy. Dry. Body is medium light - a bit light for a brown ale.
O) Not a great brown ale. The aftertaste is a turnoff. I think this beer has gone south, which is a bit sad since I'm drinking it 3 hours from the brewery. No "born on" date either.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 04:28:22 | More by u2carew
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cosmicevan

New York

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

consumed on 7/8, while I was "on Hiatus." picked up locally. enjoyed from my midnight sun tulip.

a - brew poured a deep brown with amber highlights. Two fingers plus of frothy head that dissolved leaving chunky lacing on one side of the glass.

s - amber malts. nutty, a hint of pot pouri. some nutmeg sweetness.

t - really nice rich thick flavoring. cherries and nuts. nutty and caramel amber malts. some cocoa powder on the finish.

m - great feel. thick and lush. full bodied with vibrant carbonation. leaves a tingle in my mouth. ends a bit dry for all that lushness.

o - overall, i've been digging on browns a lot lately and this one is a must try. really lush and rich. the flavors dance through the spectrum. really refreshing and bold.

bottle

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 01:38:34 | More by cosmicevan
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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark garnet red in color and has a very slight amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down and left a large collar around the edge of the glass along with a patch of bubbles in the center on the surface.
S: There are nutty aromas of malts in the nose along with some hints of roasted malts. The smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is malty and is dominated by flavors of nuts along with some hints of caramel and roasted malts. There is a very slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a good brown ale if you like nutty flavors. It is very easy to drink and would make a good pairing with a meal.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 01:33:28 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium brown in color with hints of dark amber and garnet red when held up to the light and light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall light tan head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet caramel malts and some roasted malts. There are light to moderate notes of nuts.

T: Moderate flavors of roasted and caramel malts with very light amounts of sweetness. Pretty significant notes of nuttiness and light lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Enjoyable and easy to drink with some real pleasant nutty flavors. Definitely one to get again.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 23:01:27 | More by dbrauneis
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sprucetip

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-23-2012 03:49:23 | More by sprucetip
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Ryan1423

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-08-2012 18:22:04 | More by Ryan1423
Kodiak Brown Ale from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.