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Kodiak Brown Ale - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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83
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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
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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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with ruby highlights and a half finger light tan head that dissipates to a thin patchy film and ring around the glass, leaving light slippery lacing. Light aroma of bready and caramel malt, nuts and a hint of cocoa. Flavor of mildly toasted biscuit malt, nuts, hints of cocoa and grassy hops. Medium bodied. A mild, unassuming brown ale that hits all the right flavor notes, but is perhaps a bit low key in flavor. Finish is lighter than expected. Good and sessionable, but not too memorable.

LiquidAmber, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a pint glass, the beer was dark brown with some red highlights. There was a thick tan head that lasted forever, leaving a good deal of lace.

Mild caramel aroma. Some nuts.

Caramel taste. Hazelnuts. Rather muted.

Decent mouthfeel.

A nice brown ale.

lordofthewiens, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of bsuedekum
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

bsuedekum, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Presto82
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Presto82, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of benloho
3.75/5  rDev +3%

benloho, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Smarty_Pints, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Elprico
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Elprico, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Nage37
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Nage37, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of South2NW
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

South2NW, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of WMEugene
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

WMEugene, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Fabiand
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Fabiand, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of unclekeith
3.75/5  rDev +3%

unclekeith, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Omnium, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of andy1701
3.75/5  rDev +3%

andy1701, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

shelby415, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
3.14/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

DoubleJ, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of RHVC59
3/5  rDev -17.6%

RHVC59, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of crhea89
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

crhea89, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of BarrytheBear
4/5  rDev +9.9%

BarrytheBear, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev +3%

harpus, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Spikester
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Spikester, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of JMBSH
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

JMBSH, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -17.6%

sharpski, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mikeg67, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Dactrius, Sep 04, 2013
Kodiak Brown Ale from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.