Pleasure Town IPA | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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82
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125 Ratings
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Pleasure Town IPAPleasure Town IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by largadeer on 02-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
12.08%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of gobuccos
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
3.88/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of juicebox
3.02/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cherche
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eire
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of Trentt2
2.85/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BltByKrmn
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of rawfish
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SLeffler27
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of cfalls
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jayhunter357
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BillT916
4.11/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fatehunter
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
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)

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Photo of CJNAPS
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antg8989
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber with a foamy/airy head. Aroma is caramel. Taste is not very well balanced. The malt is forefront and seems to block out most of the hoppiness associated with IPAs. The only significant hop attribute is a bitterness in the aftertaste.(also a spiciness that I am pretty fond of) The mouthfeel is pretty good overall - smooth with a moderate carbonation. Overall, this beer is okay, but if you're looking for a brew from Alaska, I'm sure you can do much worse. (Not knocking Alaska on their beers!)

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Photo of SadMachine
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Pleasure Town IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
3.56 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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