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Kodiak Brown Ale - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
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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Ratings: 185 | Reviews: 116 | Display Reviews Only:
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WMEugene

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-15-2013 02:09:01 | More by WMEugene
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Fabiand

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-03-2013 02:43:30 | More by Fabiand
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unclekeith

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-29-2013 16:19:57 | More by unclekeith
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +5.5%

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Amber brown two fingers of tan foamy head with medium lacing.
S - toasted grains, caramel malts, some roasted hazelnut, light earthy hop tones.
T - Sweeter on the malt, but you get a decent nutty quality, definitely some mild earthy hop notes that help balance it out.
M - Creamy, yet semi-dry.
O - A good drinkable brown ale.

11-29-2013 04:06:58 | More by Omnium
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andy1701

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-21-2013 13:58:35 | More by andy1701
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-17-2013 07:12:22 | More by shelby415
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DoubleJ

California

3.14/5  rDev -13.7%

22 ounces of Alaskan brown ale to drink. On to the beer:

A half-inch of creamy head sits on top this dark brown beer. The retention on top is good and some strings of lace work around the glass. The aroma is decent with the potential to be good, as it shows a pleasant nutty yeast and a kiss of toffee. Regarding flavor, the profile is more bittersweet (not literally). There is that brown ale nuttiness and sweetness which I like in my brown ales, but in Kodiak Brown, there's also a dose of offsetting graininess and even a note of cardboard. The potential is there, but is not realized.

11-03-2013 01:22:37 | More by DoubleJ
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RHVC59

Oregon

3/5  rDev -17.6%

10-31-2013 04:23:11 | More by RHVC59
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crhea89

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-30-2013 03:23:36 | More by crhea89
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-22-2013 13:46:16 | More by BarrytheBear
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-15-2013 19:21:03 | More by harpus
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Spikester

Oregon

3.66/5  rDev +0.5%

Dark brown with some ruby tones also. Tan head is small and fades quickly leaving some minor lace.
Smell is mild caramel.
Taste is toasted malt sweetness with just enough hop bitterness to suit the style.
Mouthfeel is thin and carbonation is fairly low. which makes this an easy drinker.
Overall a tasty beer with no bad qualities. Relatively low abv. helps make more than one an easy choice. If you enjoy Brown Ales you should give this a whirl. Quite tasty.

10-09-2013 05:41:31 | More by Spikester
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-09-2013 03:44:21 | More by JMBSH
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -17.6%

10-01-2013 21:58:57 | More by sharpski
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mikeg67

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

On tap. Pours brown with foamy beige head. Aroma is of bready malt and dark fruit. Body is medium, creamy and slightly crisp. Taste is of bready, nutty malt, herbal hops, brown sugar and dark fruit. Finish is medium lasting, semi-dry. Delicious Brown.

09-05-2013 22:23:46 | More by mikeg67
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-04-2013 01:51:01 | More by Dactrius
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-26-2013 21:30:02 | More by StoutHunter
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-13-2013 13:18:43 | More by DrinkSlurm
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ShotPutJones

Oregon

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-10-2013 04:56:23 | More by ShotPutJones
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itracy63

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-30-2013 08:58:29 | More by itracy63
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yankees27

Iowa

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-28-2013 00:25:23 | More by yankees27
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, ruby-tinged chestnut coloring with a low profile, dense, light, tan head that settles into a filmy surface coating. Aromas of roasty nut sweetness, hints of Kahlua, and an earthy character. Flavors are very sweet forward, but remain light on a crisp body. Nutty sweet, hints of caramel, roasted notes, and an earthy highlights. Tangy sweet aftertaste with roasty linger, the beer has a slick, clean finish. Very easy to drink, but rich and robust throughout.

07-14-2013 22:57:14 | More by GarthDanielson
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argock

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear glass tumbler. No freshness date. Purchased at Oliver's Beverage (Albany, NY).

A: Dusky brown with short 1/2-finger light beige head with decent retention but no lacing.

S: Smells of fresh dark caramel malts and chocolate rye bread greet the nostrils followed by herbal, honeysuckle, and light citrus and piney hops. No yeast character discernible. A fairly hop-forward brown ale.

T: The flavor is not quite as nice as the aroma, although there's nothing really wrong with it and a lot right with it. The bready caramel maltiness carrries this along nicely with a very prominent chocolate note. The hops are more subdued than in the aroma, but they still contribute mainly piney and light citrus notes to an otherwise malty beer. Bitterness is light-to-medium. Faint cocoa in the aftertaste along with some caramel.

M: Fairly light in body with fine carbonation that layer this beer on the palate nicely. I wish this had a bit more body without any additional sweetness.

O: A fine example of the American brown ale style with a nice hoppy twist on a chocolate laced brew.

07-04-2013 01:41:03 | More by argock
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drinkAK

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-01-2013 00:55:59 | More by drinkAK
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +8.8%

Not sure where everyone is getting the "can" I got the 22oz bomber from halftime beverage for 7 bucks.

A - Off to a great start full 1/2 inch of mocha head with excellent lacing, Color is a deep brown hue far from pitch but very clear.
S - Sweet malts, some brown malts, a touch of chocolate and a bit of bittering hops.
T - Warmed up this beer is excellent the hops and malts meet pretty well with little metallic twang. Chocolate malts and brown malts are apparent sweet but light. I like it.
M - Medium bodied, somewhat chewy as expected for the style.

Overall to pull the trigger again I would rather get something more local but this is a nice introduction to Midnight Sun. Maybe someday I will pull the trigger on there 12+ dollar pumpkin stout. It's been a personal tick for a while but I don't usually spend that much regardless of where it's coming from...

06-29-2013 05:24:37 | More by DrDemento456
Kodiak Brown Ale from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.