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Pleasure Town IPA - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Pleasure Town IPAPleasure Town IPA

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21 Reviews

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Reviews: 21
Hads: 108
Avg: 3.57
pDev: 27.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: largadeer on 02-15-2014

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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 108
Reviews by ccrida:
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3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draught at MSBC, appearance is clear brownish orange with a faint white skim. A little sticky lace.

Smell is citrusy, orange, some sugars.

Taste is orange citrus hops, a little sugary, and grainy. Not the best execution, but good bright West coast style.

Mouthfeel is solid, leaning towards the classic softly carbonated MSBC fullness. Dry, medium to med-light bodied.

Drinkability is fine, pretty tasty, in spite of the graininess, although I find the orange marmelade to be too one-note to keep my attention.

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More User Reviews:
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3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dry, Orange, Hoppy, Astringent

From the can it pours a hazy orange-amber topped with a creamy, sticky white lace. Sweet floral, piney hop aroma. Dry, bready malt edge with a juicy orange note followed by an ashy, leafy, resiny, rindy, piney, and grapefruity hop profile. Finish is dry and astringent. A bit too rough around the edges, but a good IPA that’ll should appease most hop heads. Gotta love the Anchorman references too.

STYLE: American IPA | ABV: 6.3% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #96 (JAN 2015)

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Photo of flagmantho
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into my Diamond Knot pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and a light effervescence. Head poured a thin finger of creamy ivory foam. Nothing special, but not bad.

Smell: malty, with lots of bread and biscuit right up front. Hops are citrusy and a bit earthy. Not completely to my taste, but it's clean. The overall effect is quite autumnal.

Taste: quite a bit sweeter than the aroma would suggest; it's quite earthy with a big, toasty, biscuity malt and earthy hops with a bit of citrus thrown in. Again, it seems like a well-crafted beer, but all this biscuit malt is not really to my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: could be worth a shot if you like toastier, maltier IPAs.

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Photo of Billolick
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

$15.99 for the sixer! Sheesh...

12 oz can, w/o freshness/canning date info.

Pours hazed medium amber. Fluffy off white head and leaves nice looking low sheeting and strands of lace.

Citric hop nose, flows into a fresh hop taste sensation on the palate.

Lite grapefruit as well some herbal hop notes. Fresh and flavorful.

Better then decent, but expensive IPA

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger and half of head on a cloudy dark straw body.
The aroma is bright, lots of grapefruit and lemon, with a little mango and pineapple.
The taste is a dull bitter start, a little tropical sweetness middle and finishes with a strong dry bitterness. It gets better as it goes.
The texture is crisp.
Quite enjoyable.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

From a 12 ounce can.
Hazy gold with two fingers of off white head and good lacing.
Smell is mildly bitter resins.
Taste is medium resin bitterness with just a touch of malts.
Mouthfeel is light to medium.
Overall a medium level IPA. Nothing bad to report but mostly average. Hops are flat line pine bitterness with nothing all that interesting.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.76/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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3.74/5  rDev +4.8%

Poured from a can into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a thin off-white head that dissipates to light patches. Aroma of light caramel and bready malt, citrus hops and orange family citrus. Flavor follows with a caramel malt body with some biscuit, supporting citrusy, slightly piney hops. Finshes with a somewhat resiny, pine influenced hop bitterness. Medium bodied. A good, but not stand-out IPA, pleasant, but somewhat subdued, hop flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Pleasure Town IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.