Pleasure Town IPA | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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81
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129 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:
129
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of flagmantho
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into my Diamond Knot pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and a light effervescence. Head poured a thin finger of creamy ivory foam. Nothing special, but not bad.

Smell: malty, with lots of bread and biscuit right up front. Hops are citrusy and a bit earthy. Not completely to my taste, but it's clean. The overall effect is quite autumnal.

Taste: quite a bit sweeter than the aroma would suggest; it's quite earthy with a big, toasty, biscuity malt and earthy hops with a bit of citrus thrown in. Again, it seems like a well-crafted beer, but all this biscuit malt is not really to my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: could be worth a shot if you like toastier, maltier IPAs.

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Photo of Billolick
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

$15.99 for the sixer! Sheesh...

12 oz can, w/o freshness/canning date info.

Pours hazed medium amber. Fluffy off white head and leaves nice looking low sheeting and strands of lace.

Citric hop nose, flows into a fresh hop taste sensation on the palate.

Lite grapefruit as well some herbal hop notes. Fresh and flavorful.

Better then decent, but expensive IPA

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Photo of virinow
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of juicebox
3.02/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenGap
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fatehunter
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
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 aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

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Photo of ironchefkook
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Rave
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Spikester
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

From a 12 ounce can.
Hazy gold with two fingers of off white head and good lacing.
Smell is mildly bitter resins.
Taste is medium resin bitterness with just a touch of malts.
Mouthfeel is light to medium.
Overall a medium level IPA. Nothing bad to report but mostly average. Hops are flat line pine bitterness with nothing all that interesting.

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Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of itracy63
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Beardo
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of cdean801
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured from a can into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a thin off-white head that dissipates to light patches. Aroma of light caramel and bready malt, citrus hops and orange family citrus. Flavor follows with a caramel malt body with some biscuit, supporting citrusy, slightly piney hops. Finshes with a somewhat resiny, pine influenced hop bitterness. Medium bodied. A good, but not stand-out IPA, pleasant, but somewhat subdued, hop flavors.

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Pleasure Town IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
3.55 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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