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Obliteration IX - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Obliteration IXObliteration IX

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BA SCORE
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kojevergas on 02-08-2013)
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-19-2014 08:33:42 | More by zestar
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510a

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-15-2014 18:53:25 | More by 510a
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ThreeFishes

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-09-2014 02:52:48 | More by ThreeFishes
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RWACKO

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-12-2014 17:12:01 | More by RWACKO
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jophish17

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

12-12-2013 01:55:32 | More by jophish17
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.13/5  rDev -15.4%

Regretting it now that I paid almost $10 for this at Home Brew Stuff in Garden City ... I knew it would be a wild card, but this is pretty terrible (especially given the $$$) Dark golden brew with a nice head and retention. The nose is watered down malt extract and some background pineapple hoppiness... but it smells pretty bad given the promise on the label. Flavor shows heavy muddy pale malts and light fruity hops and lite spicy hoppiness. Body is too heavy for the carbonation and any remnants of good flavor on the palate. I am super pissed I spent the dough on this bottle... Shelves that are WAAAYYY too hot for the bottles sitting there,this is an abomination for something that is supposed to be a DIPA.
4/3/3/3.25/3.25

07-12-2013 07:59:08 | More by JohnGalt1
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fureousangel

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-10-2013 06:25:41 | More by fureousangel
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -18.9%

06-05-2013 06:42:44 | More by AlaskanYoung
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dcloeren

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-26-2013 05:31:23 | More by dcloeren
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baybassboy

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-14-2013 05:11:40 | More by baybassboy
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-13-2013 05:34:07 | More by twelveinches
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durlta

Iowa

2/5  rDev -45.9%

05-11-2013 22:58:21 | More by durlta
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JOrtt

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-18-2013 00:08:16 | More by JOrtt
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jxb345

California

2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

04-14-2013 22:47:56 | More by jxb345
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leedorham

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-11-2013 16:43:31 | More by leedorham
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harrymel

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-10-2013 16:47:39 | More by harrymel
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.99/5  rDev +7.8%

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

L - clear bright copper color with a white head that thinned to a ring leaving just a few lacing spots on the glass.

S - tropical fruits and brown sugar.

T - tropical fruit and orange chuckles candy with a dry bittering on the finish.

F - medium bodied, smooth feel, easy drinkability.

O - a good example of the style.

04-06-2013 22:45:34 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Kevlee722

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-05-2013 06:10:26 | More by Kevlee722
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straightlambic

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-01-2013 18:41:47 | More by straightlambic
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -6.8%

Thanks to angrybabboon for picking the bottle up in San Francisco.

Appearance: Slightly hazed burnt goldish orange. Small white head drops to faint wispy cap with a tiny collar. Some streaks and spots of lacing.

Smell: Some tropical tangerine, pineapple juice, and unripe mango. Grassy, herbal and floral on the back. Some caramel malt sweetness coupled with some lighter cracker-like pale maltiness. Mealy fruit - pear and apple- through the middle. Soapy. Somehow smells a bit old, but really isn't. Marmalade and pith. Some hints of alcohol.

Taste: Pithy marmalade. Orange flesh with some lighter mango and pear on the back. Nice malt balance adds some caramel malt sweetness. Decidedly breast. Leafy, grassy and floral hops non the first fish with some resinous bitterness. Pear. Slightly toasted. Slight minty finish. A decent balance with a lingering bitterness. Warming smooths it out a bit.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Oily and slick. Moderate carbonation. Slightly dry.

Overall: Kind of like obliterating a personal pizza, not a real accomplishment.

A bit of a let down for my first Midnight Sun experience. A good take but not for the price.

03-31-2013 16:53:50 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.79/5  rDev +2.4%

Consumed 3/31/13

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Appearance: Hazy golden orange - some light copper in the mix - pours with a decent, off-white head - fades to a wispy cap and leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: In a word, strange - tropical, in a decidedly citra way, with some mealy fruits - mangoes and pineapples - doesn't smell particularly fresh, honestly - some candy hops, some grassy aromas - sweet, pale and caramel hops

Taste: Tropical, fruity, and hoppy, but not exactly stellar - overripe oranges, ruby red grapefruit, mangoes, and syrupy pineapples - sweet in a remarkably fruity way, not in a malty way - some grassy notes - moderately bitter - lightly oily - mostly pale and some caramel malts - an earthy flavor in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carbonation, smooth, kind of strange aftertaste

Overall: Obliterate me harder!

Maybe my taste buds are still numb from last night (Knee Deep Simtra), but this doesn't seem remarkably aggressive or abrasive to warrant the name "Obliteration." It's fruity, juicy, and interesting. It's actually pretty balanced. Worth a try, if you can find it.

03-31-2013 16:41:53 | More by angrybabboon
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ek_ek

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-31-2013 06:15:16 | More by ek_ek
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danielz324

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

03-30-2013 00:53:12 | More by danielz324
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-29-2013 05:17:08 | More by drewone
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Nugganooch

California

3.56/5  rDev -3.8%

On Tap at Churchill’s Pub – San Marcos
6oz pour – 03/16/13

A: Light straw gold body with somewhat decent clarity and a touch of haze to it. Capped by a thin layer of off-white that fizzles out to just some bubbles leaving a few dots and light streak down the glass.

S: The nose is quite a disappointment with very little hop action coming through. I get a good amount of malty sweetness and a bit of alcohol. There is a hint of muted grapefruit and herbs there. This is otherwise severely lacking in the aroma department for a Citra DIPA.

T: Taste does open with some nice citrus-grapefruit notes; very floral with some evergreens mixed in. A bit heavy on the malty sweetness at first. Toasty biscuit. Starts to lighten up as I make my way through the pour. Growing on me a bit. Hops get much juicier and pronounced with more of an herbal spice on the finish. There is an upper moderate amount of bitterness to the beer. Resinous with a nice little pucker. Alcohol is somewhat assertive and a bit boozy at times but not entirely distracting. Relatively balanced and flavors are not half bad. I would say this falls more in line with the PNW style IPA. Accentuates a bit more malty sweetness than I prefer.

M: Moderate thickness on the body with some light filling. Nice creamy texture from the carb. Has a light dryness there but finishes rather wet overall. Hops are somewhat lingering with a resinous mouth coat.

D: This was not bad but did not meet expectations for a Citra Hopped Double IPA at all. Flavors were decent although aroma was a bit of a letdown. Would like to revisit a bigger sample but will not likely pull the trigger on a $14 bomber of this one.
Glad I just ordered a sampler to be honest.

03-26-2013 23:38:42 | More by Nugganooch
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Obliteration IX from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.