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Meltdown Double IPA - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Meltdown Double IPAMeltdown Double IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 18
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
The days are long but the season is short. So what gives? Sleep! After doing more before midnight than most Outsiders do in a week, Alaskans deserve some down time. And these moments of relaxation demand more than that ordinary, non-distinct lawn mower beer. Celebrate a day well done with a beer done well—a seriously delicious IPA with some scorchin’ hops.

80 IBU

(Beer added by: SargeC on 04-12-2008)
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Ratings: 132 | Reviews: 70 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

GRG1313, Oct 14, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

Very nice. Grapefruit or citrus rind on the back end. Subtle sweetness up front but bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice big fluffy white head. Heavy finish. Damn good IPA. Fresh and clean with a great balance.

Braz, Sep 27, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -7.3%

cfadams17, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Wando52, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

MattXT, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

CRJMellor, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

loverofthecraft, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Mickeyp2814, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

PretzelCity, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

GClarkage, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

EdwardK77, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jpd7374, Jun 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

akang, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

smutty33, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

zestar, Jun 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

mactrail, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Booner818, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

StJamesGate, May 13, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

arvidkoval, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Hopmodium, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

clay23, Apr 17, 2014
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Meltdown Double IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.