Pleasure Town IPA
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Pleasure Town IPAPleasure Town IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #6,607
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
83
Ranked #41,509
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 13.15%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
142
From:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
 
Alaska, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  19
SCORE
83
Good
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
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
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev 0%
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
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flagmantho from Washington

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Aug 09, 2014
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DerwinWentworth from Utah

1/5  rDev -72.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Aug 19, 2019
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Reidrover from Oregon

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz single purchased from Capital Market in Salem. $1.70 Pours a slightly murky dull orange colour with a nice sized thick and frothy off white head. Fruity, citrus aromas mainly with some light caramel malt backing,citrus hops resemble orange peel and some lemon zest. Actually OK. Taste the hops are more aggressive away from the citra and to the cascade and Chinook..malts still strong but barely contain the exuberance of the hopping. Nice mouth feel the raucous carbonation leads to great drinkability.Very nice can of beer here!

Oct 24, 2014
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Billolick from New York

3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
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

Feb 24, 2015
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
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
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SCW from New York

3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 02, 2015
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Latarnik from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Jul 17, 2014
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ksimons from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Jun 03, 2014
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ccrida from Oregon

3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draught at MSBC, appearance is clear brownish orange with a faint white skim. A little sticky lace.

Smell is citrusy, orange, some sugars.

Taste is orange citrus hops, a little sugary, and grainy. Not the best execution, but good bright West coast style.

Mouthfeel is solid, leaning towards the classic softly carbonated MSBC fullness. Dry, medium to med-light bodied.

Drinkability is fine, pretty tasty, in spite of the graininess, although I find the orange marmelade to be too one-note to keep my attention.

Jun 16, 2014
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metter98 from New York

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy yellowish orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy off white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge, a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of biscuit and caramel malts are present in the nose along with hints of citrusy and piney hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the hints of piney hops are slightly stronger and most noticeable towards the finish. The hops also contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't very hoppy so I would classify this to me more of an East Coast IPA or an English IPA. It is easy to drink and has nice malty flavors without being heavy on the palate.

Serving type: can

Apr 17, 2015
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largadeer from California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Feb 15, 2014
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Spikester from Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

Sep 27, 2014
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twelveinches from Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11%

Nov 02, 2014
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pkalix from California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

Jul 19, 2014
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brianjtito from California

5/5  rDev +37%

Jun 14, 2014
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GreenMind from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aug 01, 2015
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SLeffler27 from New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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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spycow from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Sep 28, 2014
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Soneast from Wisconsin

3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 23, 2015
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rudedude985 from California

4.4/5  rDev +20.5%

Aug 31, 2014
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snaotheus from Washington

3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2014-10-27
12oz can poured into a tulip. No dates or codes, just a red dot on the bottom which is probably meaningless.

Pours fairly hazy with a medium-small white head, lots of carbonation. Smell is flowers, citrus. MIld.

Taste is kind of confused. Some kind of soapy flavor, some mild citrus, some vague spicy bitterness. Slight syrupy sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly still. Overall, it's not bad, but it's not that great.

Oct 28, 2014
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GRG1313 from California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

Aug 23, 2014
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DucksFan16 from Alaska

3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sep 19, 2015
Pleasure Town IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 142 ratings