Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
85
very good
117 Ratings
Hop Dog Double Wheat IPAHop Dog Double Wheat 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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
If you’re looking for an ordinary wheat beer, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Designed to take the edge off the hot dog days of summer, Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA offers both quenching wheat character and a big hop bite.

100 IBU

Added by JohnGalt1 on 07-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
117
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

3 month old bomber into an IPA glass

L: Hazy golden yellow, with a 2-finger head
A: Citrus and piney hops
T: Nice bitterness, piney resinous hops
M: Full bodied, well
O: Nice DIPA,

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Photo of Mgm54
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNPIII127
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark wheat colored beer. So much wheat, obscures any notion of clarity. Alcohol really noticeable in the nose as well as a substantial amount of bittering hops giving hints of citrus.

Well this is just borderline absurd, the bitterness is through the roof and the wheat base isn't helping to keep it from seeming abrasive, the alcohol is still pretty prominent too. Doesn't taste quenching. Just a palate wrecker.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erikljohnson
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BillT916
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of greenspointexas
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AkAndy
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of claybob43
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Braz
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerthulhu
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- Spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Princeton orange coloring with a very good clarity factor reveals a strong, steady nature of macro-effervesce. Atop sits a one inch, light beige, frumpy heading that is steady on the hold. Good 1/2 inch sediment rests on the bottom of the bottle awaiting a second pour. Near full sheet coverage of lace coats the vessel. Second pour releases all the murky goodness of the yeast sediment with a pea soup turbid nature in the vessel. Mmmm.

S: Fresh tangerine on the nose, fresh lemon with some grapefruit-orange juice. Moderate awareness, nice freshness.

T: Dry orange peel and dry wheat flavor. Grassy-orange hopping, lightly dry, nicely bitter, with some semi-dry tropical fruit background notes. Lingering leafy bitterness occurs when held, along with some solvent alcohol detection on longer holds. Dry grapefruit pulp and pine. Second pour the yeasty layering wallops my chalice with a turbid nature and flair of wet bread, musky oranges and pine-alcohol hops.

M: Crisp bite on the mouthful, lively, ligtht-medium body, sticky, milky textured body with alcohol overtures on the tongue.

O: Good drinkability, some solvent alcohol detection when held, better when consumed at a normal rate of consumption. Bittering, solid B offering.

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Photo of OKFine
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of irishevans
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of mr-jj
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into an IPA glass from a bomber. No date on bottle.

Color was gold with a slight haze and a thin white foam. Lacing was not bad for a wheat beer. Aroma had some tropical fruit and sweet grainy malt. Flavor was sweet grainy wheat on the palate followed by intense bitterness. Some citric hop flavors fight with the sweetness before giving way to a bitter, dry finish. Body is light to medium, carbonation is moderate to high.

Overall, this beer had both very sweet and very bitter characters. It's hard to imagine both extremes, but it has a strong sweetness at first followed by a bitterness that is borderline astringent.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle served in a little hotel tumbler. Brought in a suitcase to Japan from Washington. Bottle code/date not found.

Pours hazy yellow with a slight amber hue. Little to no head, little clots of foam drifting about like icebergs. Small amount of fine, fast carbonation. Smell is hops, maybe old ones, some hay, some orange/citrus.

Taste is strongly bitter, does not have the stale hops flavor I was fearing. Definitely some of that orange/citrus. Heavy bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light, smooth, slightly slick, slightly flat. Overall, it’s not bad. I’ve had much worse beers. It’s better than the Asahi I had with dinner.

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Photo of Melissa121
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
3.78 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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