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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

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 18
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.2%

03-02-2013 22:35:46 | More by troegaarden
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07-03-2014 00:49:51 | More by GClarkage
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-25-2014 03:09:18 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

1.75/5  rDev -54.1%

06-22-2014 07:09:14 | More by SitkaSteve
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EdwardK77

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

06-14-2014 00:04:24 | More by EdwardK77
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

06-09-2014 23:17:22 | More by jpd7374
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-09-2014 19:30:41 | More by HoppySeb
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akang

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-09-2014 06:25:47 | More by akang
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-09-2014 02:23:06 | More by smutty33
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-03-2014 08:57:58 | More by zestar
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mactrail

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 06:41:54 | More by mactrail
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Booner818

California

4/5  rDev +5%

05-26-2014 04:24:19 | More by Booner818
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-24-2014 00:33:31 | More by Latarnik
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StJamesGate

New York

3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2014 05:23:55 | More by StJamesGate
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arvidkoval

Alaska

2.9/5  rDev -23.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 02:16:29 | More by arvidkoval
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-27-2014 02:25:08 | More by Hopmodium
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clay23

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

04-17-2014 02:24:11 | More by clay23
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ChaseBeer

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

04-08-2014 01:43:21 | More by ChaseBeer
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-02-2014 14:23:51 | More by 22Blue
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vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

01-18-2014 01:19:02 | More by vermilcj
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

12-08-2013 21:25:01 | More by DRTBrewster
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-19-2013 21:02:47 | More by largadeer
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter.

Appearance: light amber colored body with heavy bubbles throughout the beer. Average white head riding close to a finger's length settling steady with even leaving after a few sips.

Smell: lighth floral scent, not much else going on.

Taste: Tastes more bitter than advertised, with a heavy piney feel. I would have best paired this with some ribs or maybe some steak to get the best flavors out. Grapefruit is evident with enough hops to reset your palates.

Mouth: almost chewy when you drink it with a slight dry feel. Smooth to the point that if you drink IPAs this should be breeze.

Overall: Good beer, wouldn't go to the end of the world looking for it. I bought this in lieu of something else Midnight Sun makes and am honestly craving some Arctic Devil right about now. Spend the money and split with a friend, can't hurt. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 06:44:40 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

08-10-2013 04:57:58 | More by Derek
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at blind tiger- pours a clear golden orange color with very little head, a ring of retention and a few small spots of lacing.

Smell is somewhat faint for a hop heavy beer; nice though. Grass clippings, a little grapefruit, pretty mild.

Tastes great- surprisingly well balanced for an IPA of this magnitude. Some grassiness up front, followed by citrusy hops, then a little pale malt sweetness, them a resiny bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is very nice- medium light body with moderate carbonation, and a little resin stickiness in the finish. While the smell and appearance are a little lackluster for the style, this is a very tasty beer and one I'd get again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2013 21:40:33 | More by Hopdaemon39
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Meltdown Double IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.