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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

101 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 11
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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 07-23-2010

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
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3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- Spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Princeton orange coloring with a very good clarity factor reveals a strong, steady nature of macro-effervesce. Atop sits a one inch, light beige, frumpy heading that is steady on the hold. Good 1/2 inch sediment rests on the bottom of the bottle awaiting a second pour. Near full sheet coverage of lace coats the vessel. Second pour releases all the murky goodness of the yeast sediment with a pea soup turbid nature in the vessel. Mmmm.

S: Fresh tangerine on the nose, fresh lemon with some grapefruit-orange juice. Moderate awareness, nice freshness.

T: Dry orange peel and dry wheat flavor. Grassy-orange hopping, lightly dry, nicely bitter, with some semi-dry tropical fruit background notes. Lingering leafy bitterness occurs when held, along with some solvent alcohol detection on longer holds. Dry grapefruit pulp and pine. Second pour the yeasty layering wallops my chalice with a turbid nature and flair of wet bread, musky oranges and pine-alcohol hops.

M: Crisp bite on the mouthful, lively, ligtht-medium body, sticky, milky textured body with alcohol overtures on the tongue.

O: Good drinkability, some solvent alcohol detection when held, better when consumed at a normal rate of consumption. Bittering, solid B offering.

Photo of OKFine
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of irishevans
3.92/5  rDev +4%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of mr-jj
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

Photo of snaotheus
3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Photo of Melissa121
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

Photo of Hagbert
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ImperialStout
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of ccrida
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.