Kodiak Brown Ale | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
midnightsunbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rugged yet smooth, Kodiak Brown Ale balances caramel and roasted malts with enticing Northwest hops. Perle and Willamette hops accent without overpowering this American brown ale's intrepid maltiness. The result is uniquely delicious.

24 IBU

Added by Bierman9 on 04-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
239
Reviews:
130
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
20
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 239 |  Reviews: 130
Photo of tigg924
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is big chocolate, roasted malt, and light vanilla. Medium bodied and carbonation with light roastiness. Makes for a solid brown ale that is perfect after a day of hiking.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown leaving some light amber edges, has a two finger white foamy head, moderate sticky lacing spider webs after a good minute, aroma is rugged roasty nutty maltiness, light caramel displays a decently strong presence, lightly hopped; the flavor is extremely roasty, perhaps one of the roastiest brown ales I’ve ever had - wow, dry finish, its fairly easy on the palate despite some harsh (rugged more or less) carbonation; overall, I say this is a pretty good brown ale that I would have again.

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Photo of Vylo
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OompaMentor
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a pleasant enough brown. While it balances well northern British-like malts with American hops, Kodiak Brown could be more distinctive in the mouth if it were to be great. Listed on the "1001", it probably should be there for a good American interpretation of a pleasant British style.

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Photo of sirzekel
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When I realize this mediocre brown ale (which brown isnt?) traveled all the way from Alaska to NJ, I down grade this beer further and say - Please stay in Alaska with Sarah Palin!

A:typical with nothing special in terms of head, color or lace. slightly hazed cola body with low carb.
S: typical good. Rootbeer grass on top of nutella on malty toast. best part. Tiny bit of char.
T: Ditto on taste. earthy, toasted nuts with caramel sweetness. not much hop, bland and warm root beer.
F: medium to thin, low bubbles body.

For average - save the climate and please stay in Alaska!

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Photo of Lifit
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown leaving some light amber edges, has a two finger white foamy head, moderate sticky lacing spider webs after a good minute, aroma is rugged roasty nutty maltiness, light caramel displays a decently strong presence, lightly hopped; the flavor is extremely roasty, perhaps one of the roastiest brown ales I’ve ever had - wow, dry finish, its fairly easy on the palate despite some harsh (rugged more or less) carbonation; overall, I say this is a pretty good brown ale that I would have again.

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Photo of Jhavey
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckollias
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 303beer
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy brown with a bubbly tan white head. Smells like a brown. Has a light roasted flavor with a small touch of nutty flavor. Leaves some lacing. I like this brown. They did a good job. It has a nice balance to it.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryanhooks81
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evergreen_machine
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from can dark with the slightest hint of light getting through, tan head holds a while, some lacing.
Smells of malt. not that strong
A mouthful of malt with sweet aftertaste
Ample feel on mouth
This was a present from a friend who just spent a couple months in Alaska. I told him to find, enjoy and bring back craft beer, He did.

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Photo of BenGap
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seattle_Suds
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Kodiak Brown Ale from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
3.65 out of 5 based on 239 ratings.
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