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Gluttony - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 79
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beersabound on 02-24-2007

GLUTTONY Triple IPA overindulges the palate with profound malt, powerful hops and abundant body. Its deep decadent golden orange color presents an appetizing invitation for extravagant enjoyment. Its aroma entices with citrus, pine and alcohol while the flavor provides a smorgasbord of sweet malt, fresh tangerine/grapefruit and a resinous hop character that lingers well beyond the finish.

200 IBU
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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 57
Photo of brotherloco
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rblib
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a classic beer mug (stein). Copper complexion with thin head. Moderate lacing. Taste is fruity lemon with tangerine rind and pine. This is 200IBU's? Can't deny that it's hop forward. Bitterness abounds. Definitely in the conventional hop bomb category. ABV just above the surface throughout. Good triple IPA offering.

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerpainting
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Caution, this IPA will blow your mind. The Hop factor is off the charts. Well balanced, not too malty.

Photo of vermilcj
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Lg. shared bottle at RBWG-2015
Hazy amber body with virtually no head.
Very fruity aroma with a strong hint of orange along with lemon and lime.
Flavor: hoppy and fruity but very mild for 200 IBUs.
Feel: some heat from otherwise mostly hidden alcohol.

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Ebenezer's glass.

A: Hazy brown-yellow with heavy lacing and light head.

S: Incredibly fruity. Sweet mangoes. Candied pineapples. I can take a guess at the hop bill.

T/M: This is GOOD. The forefront is fruity -- much akin to the smell -- and sweet, but the endtaste is relentlessly bitter. Holy mother of god, they claim 200IBU (which must be a joke), but there are SUPER hops here. Aftertaste is citrus and dry mouth.

O: 'Triple' IPAs? Seriously? What are we coming to, people? Is there no longer any appreciation for the balanced beer? the good beer? the crowd-pleaser? Are we now in the generation of more-blistering equalling more-better? I think so, but I hope not. I'm not sure what possible niche this beer is meant to occupy, other than to give self-defined 'hopheads' another-different-crazier thrill, but it seems...gratuitous. Does the world need this beer? Hell no. Is it good? Objectively, no. Do I like it? Hell yes.

Photo of sheenisgod
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- 22 oz. bottle poured into Anchorage Teku on 5-Feb-15
- Delivered to local store, purchased, and drank on same day

Very high on malty sweetness with some tropical fruit notes like pineapples with a bit of grapefruit and mango. I'm impressed that there's no booze detected whatsoever, but overall, this TIPA is a bit underwhelming, especially for the hefty price ($17). Too much of a malt bomb.

Simtra is much cheaper and may be on par with this one, but doesn't compete with El Segundo's Power Plant. Doesn't even come close to PtY.

Photo of random846
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuaff
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A rare imperial IPA from Midnight Sun which claims to possess a mighty 200 IBUs. This should be interesting... in my tulip at cellar temperature.

No denying it. This is a pretty beer. A nice little cap of tan froth sits above a deep sunset orange, almost red color. Radiant as the glow of a setting sun, it is.

My first whiff impression is... wow, this is fruity! Tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, and of course some juicy citrus, are very forward. Fairly floral. And smells like spicy hops too.

The flavor does NOT disappoint. It gushes fruitiness of all the kinds in the aroma, and then kicks fully into hops gear. What is hops gear, you may wonder? It's like driving 100 mph through a field of hops on a motorcycle with no helmet, hop cones smacking you in the face left and right until you no longer know what UN-astringency IS. Hop flavor? Check. Bitterness? Gigantic check. Dankness? Checkaroo...

The feel is pleasantly full and carries the jumbo hoppiness of this ale just like Atlas hoists the heavens. Hoist up that heavenly, oh-so-heavy hoppiness, you titan-sized, triple IPA!

Photo of nicole309
4.73/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is the best IPA I have ever had from any Alaska brewery. This one should be had fresh. Seems like the low scores came from drinking old beer. Don't pass this one up if you can get it fresh.

Photo of itracy63
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arvidkoval
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclekeith
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap in the Midnight Sun loft on 12/21/2014.

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of jophish17
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of MordorMongo
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of dragonWhale
3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Growler filled at the illustrious MS loft in Anchorage. Flavor from the growler reflects very similarly to how it tasted on draft.
Excitedly we opened this growler mid-shift of our grand brew day, releasing this hound would prove to be disastrous to our future sobriety. With the twist of the cap, some glorious resiny hop singes. We pour off into our respective glasses, the powerful white head rising over the mound of voluptuous dark oranges. Besides the initial powerful hop whiff, there is little else dominating the profile. Muted citrus and woods, with some malt sweetness.
One sip reveals the bitter beast within. After nearly a year since the brew date, there is no real fading of the alpha acids, though the aromas have clearly lost their edge, rounding out into some sort of vague hop characteristic. The bitterness crushes the malt sweetness, but both ride throughout the drink, tending towards a nice, bitter balance. More hop flavor would've made this a phenomenal beer.
Why is this still on the shelves? Trust us Midnight Sun, we can handle the fresh stuff down here in WA..

Photo of SanDiegoBeerLove
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Amber color with 2 fingers of off white Head.

S - Smells of Orange, Lemon, Tangerine, Caramel, and Slight Hops. Rather malty for an IPA but it is over the Hill.

T - Tastes of Lemon, Orange, Malt, Salt, and Pine.

M - Oily mouthfeel, Nice Bitterness and carbonation.

D - Very good even though it is old. Drinkability is very good none the less.

I know this beer is old but I had to review it anyway. I;m glad my brother brought it back from Alaska but he should have told me to drink it immediately. I wish I would have been able to try it fresh because this beer was over whelming and to my liking based on the previous reviews.

Photo of barleywinefiend
2.95/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a orange gold color with good carbonation and a nice white head caps it off

S: All over the place, Pine, citrus mainly

T: Harsh. Syrupy, like some wheat almost. I got the same wheat, syrup like flavor from the Obliteration and Hop Dog. Not a fan. Some pine and citrus mainly but really had no flavor till the end when it came to anything tasty per say.

M: Syrupy, slick, bitter, way bitter on the end. Unappealing

D: Not good

Photo of youradhere
2.91/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Not sure if this was the old batch or new, from the faded hop aroma and almost one dimensional hop flavor I'm assuming it is the former. From tasting notes: Look is golden amber, slight head; aroma is big malty backbone with alcohol solvency, slight pine resin that is buried by the malt, as the glass warms there is a slight fruity character I'm picking up as well (my friend says it smells like stagnant fire suppression water). Really sweet initially, like a barley wine, mouthfeel is thick and mouth coating. For such a large IPA the bitterness is a bit restrained but does not fade; it is almost a static attack of constant bitterness that does not ebb on the tongue naturally like most IPAs. Solvent characters also behave as if they are stripping away the inside of the mouth, like a mouthwash without the pain

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