Pleasure Town IPA
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Pleasure Town IPAPleasure Town IPA
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Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,619
Ranked #26,171
3.63 | pDev: 12.95%
Aug 09, 2021
Feb 15, 2014
Pleasure Town IPAPleasure Town IPA
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Rated: 3.75 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Aug 09, 2021
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Can. Has a west coast and Midwest ipa vibe going on. Lots of pine, dank hops, weedy, and a bit of grapefruit. Bready malt backbone. Some resin. Fairly bitter.
Jun 25, 2020
Rated: 1 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Aug 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
L:. Pours a cloudy murky orange gold with a small white head and thick fingers of lacing.

S:. Not a very strong aroma, notes of ripe orange, a bit of piney hops.

T:. Very strong piney bitterness, a bit of citrus, not much taste other than aroma.

F:. Creamy feel, medium body

O:. Not very impressed with this, it's almost all bitterness.
Jun 21, 2019
Rated: 4 by NiiSuperette from Hawaii

Jun 16, 2019
Rated: 3.49 by probert from New York

Sep 29, 2018
Rated: 4.88 by taylor17 from California

Aug 22, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by einman from Minnesota

Jul 13, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Jun 24, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Jun 21, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

May 13, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Chief99 from California

Nov 13, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by grue_soda from New York

Aug 18, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by redfox405 from Virginia

Aug 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a murky to semi-hazy burnt orange/copper sort of color with a finger's worth of dieing head that left a little bit of lace running here and there, fairly messy.
The aroma had some grainy to leafy hop bitterness up front and tight over top of some baked malty tones. Light piney-ness but even that seemed just a wee bit far fetched.
The flavor was bitter up front - a blend of those hops and malts that had a hard time really trying to pull in the sweetness in from the hops and malts. Aftertaste was the malts and becoming somewhat cracker-like.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Finish was a bit astringent.
Overall, honestly, I'm glad I tried it, but I'm not normally a fan of Midnight Sun's lower ABV-ed beers.
Jul 14, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by Nunya from Ohio

Jul 09, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Agentveba from North Carolina

Jul 08, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by jebrew from Maine

Jun 14, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by gobuccos from Ohio

Jan 11, 2017
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pretty dark orange color with off-white head. Citrus and pine. Sweet malt backbone and lingering hop bitterness. Medium bodied with strong carbonation.
Aug 28, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 20, 2016
Rated: 3.64 by TheBlueJerzzzz from Virginia

Jul 16, 2016
Rated: 3.02 by juicebox from Kentucky

Jul 13, 2016
Rated: 3.1 by cherche from Washington

Jun 21, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by eire from Alaska

Jun 06, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by SweetwaterTuonker from Minnesota

May 20, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 26, 2016
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
I think that I will participate in New Beer Sunday (Week 583) & what better way than to CANtinue with this beer to further The CANQuest (tm)? Yep, they have put this in a CAN! Yum yum.

From the CAN: "We CAN Be Green * We CAN * Be Green *"; "Don't act like you're not impressed. We figured out how to put pleasure in a package. And now we're selling it. Pleasure, that is - the [CAN] is free. And when you [CAN] barely lift your right arm, grab life by the horns and come along for the ride. Moustache not included. Oh, we're going there."

The Crack! was nice & loud, but I am watching hockey & so I wanted to employ a gentle pour to keep things on an even keel. An in-glass swirl raised a brief finger of foamy, tawny head that quickly reduced to wisps. Color was a lightly-hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9), but it may have been a chill haze as it seemed to be clearing up as I typed. Nose was less intense than in the Sockeye Red. This was more towards tropical fruit - mango, papaya, tangerine with an underlying light biscuit maltiness. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, creamier than Sockeye Red had been. It had a grainy, mealy feel to it on the tongue, as though it were oversaturated with hops, perhaps accounting for the haze. The taste was more bitter than the nose had led me to expect, fruity, but like zest or rind or peel. Hmm. Finish was dry and bitter, but imbalanced. It was not a bad AIPA, per se, but I did not find it as enjoyable as their Sockeye Red.
Apr 24, 2016
Rated: 2.85 by Trentt2 from Alaska

Apr 18, 2016
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Rated by BltByKrmn from New York

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap At the brewery. Surprised by the low rating, this is a really good west coast IPA, almost a Hop Venom light.
Apr 18, 2016
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Reviewed by GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a pale, caramel coloring, with a sparse, frothy, uneven head. Nose of apricot, pineapple, and melon, all on a tangy caramel backbone, with subtle pepper spice notes. Flavors are roasted sweet forward, heavy on the caramel and pineapple, with subtle grassy and peppery hops at the end of the palate. A bit off-balanced, on a mid-body, dry feel. The aftertaste is more of the malty sweetness, with some of the tropical fruit notes returning. Dry, crisp finish. Middle of the road IPA.
Jan 29, 2016
Rated: 3.33 by rawfish from California

Jan 06, 2016
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Fills a Cisco fisheye pint glass with a murky orange and deep amber highlights (SRM 10). A half-inch, dense, off-white, creamy head leaves rings of dense lacing.

The aroma is one note, but done well. Pineapple with light floral hints and surprisingly malty for the style

Quite bitter and astringent from entry long through the finish. The only distinguishable flavor was that of grapefruit.

Medium to full body and well carbonated with a dry, woolly texture. Alcohol is modest.

An enjoyable beer, similar to IPAs of 15 years ago. While this could be quite good, it needs some refinement to achieve the current nuances expected of this style. Would be enjoyable while watching a ball game, or ice fishing.
Jan 02, 2016
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Reviewed by cfalls from New York

3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
L - redish and hazy, thin white head

S - mostly malt, some floral hops

T - citrus pith, tea, some malt sweetness, not very complex, bitter finish

F - somewhat thick for an IPA, average carbonation

O - Pretty nice, but too malty for me, and the primary hop flavor is just bitter.
Nov 20, 2015
Rated: 3.98 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Oct 30, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by jayhunter357 from Massachusetts

Oct 07, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 19, 2015
Rated: 4.11 by BillT916 from California

Sep 09, 2015
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Reviewed by Fatehunter from Oregon

3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours a finger and half of head on a cloudy dark straw body.
The aroma is bright, lots of grapefruit and lemon, with a little mango and pineapple.
The taste is a dull bitter start, a little tropical sweetness middle and finishes with a strong dry bitterness. It gets better as it goes.
The texture is crisp.
Quite enjoyable.
Aug 31, 2015
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Reviewed by BeerAdvocate from California

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dry, Orange, Hoppy, Astringent

From the can it pours a hazy orange-amber topped with a creamy, sticky white lace. Sweet floral, piney hop aroma. Dry, bready malt edge with a juicy orange note followed by an ashy, leafy, resiny, rindy, piney, and grapefruity hop profile. Finish is dry and astringent. A bit too rough around the edges, but a good IPA that’ll should appease most hop heads. Gotta love the Anchorman references too.

STYLE: American IPA | ABV: 6.3% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #96 (JAN 2015)
Aug 25, 2015
Pleasure Town IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 143 ratings