Meltdown Double IPA - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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3.5/5 rDev -8.4%
Clear amber with an orange tint in the tall tumbler. Tangy and tart. Citrus aromas and even some orange blossom in the nose. Plenty of foam with a prickly mouthfeel.
This seems more dry than sweet, for all the malt. The alcohol is really hot and fumey. I'd guess it was higher than the 8% actual. The hops are bold and bitter. Flavors start with some mango and orange marmalade and move into the hot citrus peel and then grapefruit pith at the finish. Rather acidic after some sipping.
For my taste, I'd rather have more malty sweetness to go with the bitterness. However, I can see the attraction if you like an IPA that's more intense, rather than a hopped-up malt bomb like the majority of DIPAs. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at QFC in the University shopping center in Seattle.
06-02-2014 06:41:54 | More by mactrail
3.76/5 rDev -1.6%
On draft at City Beer Store, San Francisco.
Tarnished bronze with clingy white film.
Stewy tropical fruit nose.
Peach cobbler with spiky orange rind, orchard fruit, and lemon rind hops.
Orange barley water dinish and oily rind linger.
Medium, chewy, round.
More compote-y than it needs to be. Nothing bright in the aroma. Bits of juice and powdery bitterness, but I’ve seen better.
05-13-2014 05:23:55 | More by StJamesGate
2.9/5 rDev -24.1%
A - Had a nice, light amber color. A thin head that disappeared quickly.
S- I didn't pick up much smell here, but what I did detect was some herbal hoppiness.
T- Aggressive(at least for an IPA noob) hop bite to start. Decent malt/hop balance. Herbal finish. Pretty bitter
M- The beer foams on the tongue and gives sort of a creamy feel.
O- Definitely better than okay, but not quite outstanding
05-12-2014 02:16:29 | More by arvidkoval
Meltdown Double IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.