Cohoho Imperial IPA | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
258 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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Cohoho Imperial IPACohoho Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Bierman9 on 04-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
258
Reviews:
160
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.74%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
19
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Big ol' brownish pour, a little orange running through it. Good 1/5" head on it, smallish.

Aroma was lots of old school hops, didn't have the new school bangers.

Taste was a real bitter banger. Overwhelms any malt sweetness. Shit, the malt bill is heavy, and even that can't keep this anywhere near balance. No way I drop $10 on a bomber of this ever again. Way too much toffee and caramel.

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Photo of BenGap
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of travolta
3.04/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RyanK252
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Spokeasy Public House

A: Pours deep reddish brown with a frothy off white head that settles to a thin layer and laces well.

S: Fruity, caramel and brown sugar sweetness, light citrus, and a little toasty malt.

T: Citrus, grapefruit and a little tangerine, fruity notes, brown sugar, caramel, pine, and bready malt.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Maybe not a super memorable beer, but still tasty.

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Photo of izzyismyrott
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of digitalzombie
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MattSlem
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Docrock
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of Briken
2.67/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Nut brown with a foamy tan head with great retention. Floral and light juniper aroma. Moderate bitterness balanced by caramel/honey sweetness with a light linger. Honey coating lingering with a robust mouthfeel.

Rather dark, even for a DIPA, this has rich malt characteristics with the honey and juniper lingering subtly in the finish. Flavors become rather muddy quite quickly. It's a fairly disappointing beer because the flavors are subtle but ultimately drowned out by the hops and bland sweetness. I will say I had higher expectations because of the ingredients and price point.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky dark crimson-orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, brown sugar, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, brown sugar, citrus zest, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is quite earthy all around, but there are some citrus hop aspects that are noticeable as well.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erik-P
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Caillou
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of irishevans
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Phigg1102
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.32/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Cohoho Imperial IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 258 ratings.
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