Cohoho Imperial IPA
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Cohoho Imperial IPACohoho Imperial IPA
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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,787
Ranked #15,010
3.92 | pDev: 10.46%
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
Very Good
Cohoho Imperial IPACohoho Imperial IPA
Notes: CoHoHo begins with generous measures of pale two-row and specialty malts along with spirit-boosters like brown sugar and honey. Hefty doses of Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe hops beautifully balance that outrageous malt bill while juniper berries heighten the festive character of this exuberant beer.

85 IBU
Reviews: 161 | Ratings: 260 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by LiquidAmber:
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Nostradamus flute. Pours a medium to dark coppery orange amber. Nice two finger off-white fine head with good persistence and lacing. Moderate aroma of fresh herbal and piney hops and light sweet malt. Flavor starts with piney hops and citrus. Sweet malt, pine (juniper) and honey sweetness dominate the middle and the sweet element really moderates the finish, leaving an pleasant integrated flavor. The hops are again present in the aftertaste. Moderate body with a touch of creaminess. Quite nice flavor progression and an enjoyable IPA. I'll try this every year. Cohoho.

Feb 04, 2012
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JRod1969 from New York

4/5  rDev +2%

Dec 12, 2013
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adkieffer from Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

Feb 16, 2013
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Ralphs66 from New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Mar 11, 2012
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CuriousMonk from District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Dec 05, 2013
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours amber chestnut under a thin cream colored foam collar.
S: Brown sugar and honey with some juniper notes.
T: It starts sweet with brown sugar and honey quickly followed by juniper. The uniper nicely balances the sugars and is not heavy handed or over stated. Resiny, piney hops appear in the after taste.
F: Luscious, smooth and creamy, full bodied and chewy, soft in the mouth with slightly below average carbonation.
O: A big beer that achieves a good balance of flavors.

Jun 16, 2015
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Breylan from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Jan 17, 2012
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kiki3drt292 from California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Apr 05, 2012
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brotherloco from California

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I agree this skews from the DIPA style, but it's a winter seasonal so no complaints here.

Smells much sweeter and maltier than expected. Complex. Caramel, brown sugar, hops let themselves be known at different points in the draw.

Tastes full bodied red/amber ale at first, with hop resin moving in quickly bringing a lighter acidic/bitter flavor. I *think* I'm getting the juniper/gin notes in the middle of the flavor, but you can't underestimate the power of suggestion. Finish lingers nicely with a very pleasant heat from the ABV.

You know you're drinking a big beer, but the overall balance is very drinkable.

Feb 04, 2011
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mjenkins5 from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Feb 20, 2013
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baybassboy from California

4/5  rDev +2%

Mar 18, 2012
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ScruffySouthpaw from New York

3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Dark amber with a bubbly body, head is an off-white slightly thick frame coming off 1/2" off the body.

Smell: Smells really f'n good, strong hops with hints of pine and floral.

Taste: It is good but not impressing to the point where you will say "this is a keeper". Little hoppy and floral like i stated above but inmho, "bland".

Mouth: Medium carbonation with a well above average stickiness to it.

Overall: This is good beer but so much better out there in the Imperial IPA category. Buy it if you're curious but I would take a better looks at your usual if you know what I mean, Salud!

Jun 19, 2012
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HoppySuds from California

5/5  rDev +27.6%

Dec 01, 2011
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Telestic from Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

Dec 23, 2011
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MattSlem from California

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov 09, 2015
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strongaf from Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

Nov 16, 2012
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Docrock from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 03, 2015
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PorterBoy14 from New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Jul 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

May 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Jan 28, 2014
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gshackles from New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Nov 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Mar 16, 2013
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MAUEX_MFA from Alaska

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Cohoho Imperial IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 260 ratings