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Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Hop Dog Double Wheat IPAHop Dog Double Wheat IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 80
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by GIVEMEBACKMYSON:
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GIVEMEBACKMYSON

Alaska

2.42/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Medium haze golden hued whispy ale -ish head, about the appearance I would expect from something called a double wheat ipa.

Smell is all a candy dough confectioner's making. Some across the atlantic notions and vinousness are an afterthought.

Taste has the makings of a mediocre IPA but none of the "double wheat" notion presents itself to speak of. I always say expectations are premeditated resentment. I'm not resentful of the beer but i expected a twist of banana and clove esters with hops in some kind of twisted showdown freak show, and I wanted a ticket to that. Instead it's kind of a convoluted IPA that doesn't drink like an IPA should. The 100 IBUs are there i guess, but not wowing me and I haven't had an IPA in a month, so i figured my taste buds would explode. They did not.

Full ass bodied.

drinkability: This was a chore to finish. And by my estimation a double wheat IPA should not be such.

I'm a pretty darn big fan of Midnight Sun and will continue to be but this one won't be a repeater.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 06:28:34 | More by GIVEMEBACKMYSON
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3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
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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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I know I'm a little late on this one, but hey at 8%, who's worried:

Into a chalice:

A: hazy orange/amber colored body with a one finger white foamy head, light lacing slides practically immediately into the body

S: orange, some tangerine, just a tad of wheat

T: all the previously mentioned flavors with a touch of oiliness, orange aftertaste, dry finish

M: medium, slightly sessionable, carbonation still holds some strength even though I'm having this a little older than I probably should, carbonation is good for the style and for me - pretty much spot on

O: a wheat DIPA, hey I like the idea, too bad I'm only having it now, but I will definitely look for this one next summer

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A-Hazy orange-amber color w/ a generous head and very consistent lacing (when fresh)

S- Tangerine pith, tropical fruits, nice passion fruit hints, a bit of phenol, mild scent for an IPA due to the wheat in the beer. When it was a few weeks old the oils from the hops were clearly visible in the nose

T- For a beer that is rated at 100 IBUs this thing is mellow on the noticeable bitterness. A good beginner DIPA if someone is unsure about super hoppy beers. Again has great sweet citrus flavors with lingering hop bitterness that gives way to a mellow wheat flavor to keep the hops at bay.

M- Probably the best part of the beer, the wheat and the hop resin all combine for a eminently enjoyable feeling in the mouth, moderate carbonation that lasts throughout the whole beer.

O- A very good and unique DIPA that really needs to be drank in the first 1 1/2 months after brewing to get the full effect. The batch this year really was fantastic and if you can git your hands on some 2013 Hop Dog in the next few weeks, DO IT, you wont regret the decision.

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The taste is of hops. Starts with a tropical fruit and apricot flavor but then transitions into a more piney flavor. Not a big fan of the tropical fruit/apricot hop flavor so the pine flavors were welcome. The wheat malt doesn't bring much to the table, just some extra sweetness and more of a crispness.

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3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a cloudy orange color. Body is supremely illuminated. It absolutely glows. Head dies off to near nonexistence, but it leaves a thick coating of fuzz along the glass.

S-Significant wheat character with a bright candied orange aroma. Zesty. The wheat is very concentrated. The hops are one-sided. The nose has two blatant sides to it and little in between.

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Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.