Specialty Beer XXX Black Double IPA | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Specialty Beer XXX Black Double IPASpecialty Beer XXX Black Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Specialty Imports' specialty wine and beer import business, Midnight Sun Brewing Company brewed a very special beer--a black double IPA--to honor this Alaska company's long-term success.

This Specialty Beer Black Double IPA celebrates Specialty Imports' success in importing and distributing the world's best wines and beers to the appreciative folks in Alaska. This "Specialty Beer" brings together smooth, dark malts with intense aromatic hops to create a wonderfully balanced yet committed-to-flavor ale.

87 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
177
Reviews:
81
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
11
For Trade:
1
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4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bomber from the Holiday Wine Cellar in early September for $11.99. Bottled on
12/17/13.

Beer poured black with an OK tan head that his dissipated quickly.

Nose is roasty with citrus hops.

Taste is to the style, starts off roasty and concludes with a major citrusy pine finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth.

Overall this is a pretty good brew but not worth it at the price point.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown black color with a nice light tan head and good lacing

S-dark malt, coffee, pine, citrus, chocolate

T-dark roasted malt, citrus, chocolate, coffee, pine, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth but with a bite

O-one of the better black IPAs (in this case DIPA), harmonious blend of flavors

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Specialty Beer XXX Black Double IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 177 ratings.
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