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Mayhem - Belgian-Style Double IPA | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Mayhem - Belgian-Style Double IPAMayhem - Belgian-Style Double IPA
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3.98/5
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85 Ratings
Mayhem - Belgian-Style Double IPAMayhem - Belgian-Style Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chaotic yet hypnotic, Mayhem is a deliberate Double IPA, brewed and conditioned with a special Belgian yeast that contributes complexity and spice. Abundant American hops offer grapefruit, pine, must and mint, which play off the fullness and sweetness of pale malts then provide a biting yet enticing finish.

100 IBU

Added by Reswald on 02-19-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
85
pDev:
8.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of John_M
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The GF picked up a bottle of this for me some months ago, and I figured it was high time I cracked it open.

The beer pours a fairly dark, solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is just flat out exotic, as I pick up light honey, light pine, dry citrus, a hint of sandlewood, banana and vanilla. This smells pretty terrific, actually... The flavor profile replicates the nose, and reminds me very much of the Chouffe houblon. If anything, it's a bit sweeter, is a bit hoppier and bitter, and has even more spice. Although moderately sweet, the hoppy bitterness really comes on strong on the finish, and completely dries it out. This is a Belgian style DIPA on steroids. Mouthfeel is actually a bit lean, but I think that enhances this beer's drinkability. This beer delivers just a huge mouthfull of flavor, and I'm not sure I could handle it if the beer was full and viscuous. Otherwise, the finish is long, rich and intensely bitter. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile I guess, though given the amount of flavor and hoppy bitterness, it would be pretty hard to pick up any heat from alcohol.

Quite impressive... I'd be hard put to think of a better Belgian style DIPA I've had recently (if at all).

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from 5/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Nice translucent orange pour with a thick, white head. Hop and light fruit aroma. Piney hops and light fruit start with hoppy middle and end. Medium creamy body. Lightly sweet and the fruits are more balanced and less citric than other IPAs. Nicely done and enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty average Belgian IPA. Looks good. Pours a hazy orange color with a big delicately bubbling white head. Lacing is minimal. Head retention is pretty good.

Smell is minimal. A little fruit Apples and pears, some yeasty type aroma. Very mild.

Taste is somewhat better. Fruit, mild belgian yeast, some grapefruit hoppiness. THe flavors blend fairly well together.

Mouthfeel is rich, hoppy bite and a light alcohol bite as well.

Overall, a fairly good drink but not a top of the line Belgian IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a light yellowish orange color with good carbonation and a nice white head.

S: Bubblegum, light clove, banana, grapefruit and pineapple

T: Taste is very nice, very light spiciness, sweet, lots of mild citrus, tropical and booze.

M: Medium body

O: Good

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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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Mayhem - Belgian-Style Double IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 85 ratings
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