Mayhem - Belgian-Style Double IPA - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Mayhem - Belgian-Style Double IPAMayhem - Belgian-Style Double IPA

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89
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58 Reviews
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Reviews: 58
Hads: 85
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 5.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Reswald on 02-19-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Chaotic yet hypnotic, Mayhem is a deliberate Double IPA, brewed and conditioned with a special Belgian yeast that contributes complexity and spice. Abundant American hops offer grapefruit, pine, must and mint, which play off the fullness and sweetness of pale malts then provide a biting yet enticing finish.

100 IBU
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Reviews: 58 | Hads: 85
Photo of Mora2000
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to travita for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is piney and resiny hops with some citrus notes as well as some Belgian yeast character. The flavor is orange and resiny hops with Belgian yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very hoppy and very good Belgian IPA. Another great beer from Midnight Sun. (367 characters)

Photo of froghop
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a hazy orange-amber with a large egg-shell head, and great lacing.

smell is of fruits (apricot and pear), malt, a touch of floral, and citrus.

taste is of hops, grass, dandelion, grapefruit, malt, and a touch of malt, ends nicely bitter.

overall a very nice belgian IPA. (279 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from City Beer Store. Medium orange colour, with big off-white head. Lots of lace. Taste is c-hop (resiney citrus), some spiciness, and funk. Decent mouthfeel. Wafts funk. Carbonation above-average. Better as it warms to room temperature. Tasty stuff, but a bottle requires a meal to accompany it. (304 characters)

Photo of popery
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious BIPA. This beer packs a lot of excellent flavors with big American hops and Belgian yeast both chiming in. Mayhem pours a glowy burnt orange color with a big head full of fine bubbles. The head is nice and sticky with lots of lacing. The aroma starts off with big pine/citric hops, leading into Belgian fruit/mint/earth. It's got a bit of that turpentine hops/booze, but it works on this beer. Apricots and peaches lurk in the yeast notes, along with mushrooms, funk(?) and further complexity. The flavor is dry, though not as brutally dry as the other Midnight Sun DIPAs that I've tried. Hops dominate a bit in the flavor, but there's some malt presence in there, somewhere. It's an excellent beer, expertly brewed and among the best in this wonderful new-ish style. (777 characters)

Photo of ncvbc
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden with a nice and creamy white head atop. Steady carbonation. Smell is nice. Tropical fruits and a light sweetness. Hint of peppery spice. Taste expands on that. Great hop character. Mostly tropical fruits again, hints of mint. American hops are noticeable but not overwhelmingly bitter thanks to the Belgian yeast strain that adds a level of complexity and approachability. Nice creamy mouthfeel with a good touch of bitterness, though not drying or harsh. Sipped on this one for a good while, had the bomber to myself. And wouldn't have minded a little more. Will have to grab another bottle for sure. Reminded me of Golem from Wedge in many ways and I consider that a positive. (698 characters)

Photo of cannabanaceae
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice frothy head, Golden in color. Awesome Label!

When I first opened this bottle, it was very fruity and hoppy smelling. As I poured it into the glass, the belgium yeast smell came through loud and clear dominating the smell.

Taste was very bitter with a nice amount of malt sweetness. The hop fruitiness seems to clash with the belgium yeast strain. Bitterness lingers in your mouth. Some alcohol present. Mouthfeel was tart.

The drinkability is pretty good/OK on this one, taste change (in a good way) as it warms. Worth a try, a little pricey. One and done for me. (571 characters)

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is pretty much a spot on wrath clone. Very similar. Very american in the hop department, but definitely some belgian character lurking. If you want more reviews of this beer, look at the wrath reviews. There is not much i can elaborate one, its the same beer. (269 characters)

Photo of Reswald
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Sampled on tap at the brewery.

In the glass the beer was lovely; where most of Midnight Sun's previous IPAs (Sockeye Red, CoHoHo, Gluttony) have been deep copper or darker in color, Mayhem is a beautiful deep gold. It had a nice white head, and a great hop aroma. Tasting it, you are immediately smacked by the 100 IBUs of bitterness from loads of American hops. Once your palate gets over the shock, the peppery, spicy elements from the Belgian yeast start to make themselves felt. At 8.2% ABV this beer is much too strong to be a session beer, not to mention there no way your palate could survive a sustained assault from all those IBUs. But if you're a hop head like me, you will absolutely love this beer. (711 characters)

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Mayhem - Belgian-Style Double IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.