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Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Hop Dog Double Wheat IPAHop Dog Double Wheat IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

98 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 12
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: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
If you’re looking for an ordinary wheat beer, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Designed to take the edge off the hot dog days of summer, Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA offers both quenching wheat character and a big hop bite.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 07-23-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

olradetbalder, Yesterday at 11:47 AM
Photo of mr-jj
3.14/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into an IPA glass from a bomber. No date on bottle.

Color was gold with a slight haze and a thin white foam. Lacing was not bad for a wheat beer. Aroma had some tropical fruit and sweet grainy malt. Flavor was sweet grainy wheat on the palate followed by intense bitterness. Some citric hop flavors fight with the sweetness before giving way to a bitter, dry finish. Body is light to medium, carbonation is moderate to high.

Overall, this beer had both very sweet and very bitter characters. It's hard to imagine both extremes, but it has a strong sweetness at first followed by a bitterness that is borderline astringent.

mr-jj, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle served in a little hotel tumbler. Brought in a suitcase to Japan from Washington. Bottle code/date not found.

Pours hazy yellow with a slight amber hue. Little to no head, little clots of foam drifting about like icebergs. Small amount of fine, fast carbonation. Smell is hops, maybe old ones, some hay, some orange/citrus.

Taste is strongly bitter, does not have the stale hops flavor I was fearing. Definitely some of that orange/citrus. Heavy bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light, smooth, slightly slick, slightly flat. Overall, it’s not bad. I’ve had much worse beers. It’s better than the Asahi I had with dinner.

snaotheus, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of Melissa121
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Melissa121, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Hopmodium, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

goalie33, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

vfgccp, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Rutager, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

NickThePyro, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of hoffke88
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

hoffke88, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of ScottieJD
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

ScottieJD, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

itracy63, Aug 09, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

BeerPunk1312, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Hagbert
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Hagbert, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of ImperialStout
3/5  rDev -20.4%

ImperialStout, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of ccrida
4.39/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dull gold with a small white collar leaving very light scattered lace. Murky.

Smell is hoppy, bright, dank and resinous.

Taste is more so hoppy, a sharpness. Very nice. I think the wheat is more clouding the appearance than anything. No graininess.

Mouthfeel is medium light, oily.

Drinkability is good, a solid, big bright IPA. Not sure that the wheat did anything discernible behind all those hops, but it sure was good.

ccrida, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

zestar, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

WesM63, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

unclekeith, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of J_Barrett
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

J_Barrett, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

DeeMalloy, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

jzeilinger, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Knapp85, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy brass hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a smooth cereal malt and peppery hop spice.

The taste consisted of a full wheat spice with an obtuse sweetness and peppery hop at the finish.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style with a dry finish.

Overall a tasty wheat driven experience.

plaid75, Oct 27, 2013
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Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.