Obliteration VIII | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Obliteration VIIIObliteration VIII

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by brotherloco on 02-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of nanobrew
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of baybassboy
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a deep yellow with a fairly dense white head with solid retention
S: Smells earthy with a slight pine smell and sweet citrus
T: Earthy at the front which gives way to some bitter pine flavor, a solid malt presence is at times visible with some slight sweetness. On the swallow it is slightly citrusy with some residual sweetness. Aftertaste lingers for some time.
M: slightly prickly carbonation with just the right thickness in the mouth for a double IPA. Oily hop presence coats the mouth after the swallow.
O: A very solid beer with ample hop flavor and enough malt to provide a bit of balance. Very well executed and a pleasure to drink

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Photo of mactrail
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light golden amber in the tall glass. Great classic head of white lasts a long time, nice sudsy mouthfeel. A little bit oily on the tongue, for some reason. Huge aroma of pineapple. Light body with a cloud of carbonation.

Tastes spicy and hot with all the hops, but it's Hops are listed as Amarillo and Bravo. They say 110 IBU, if that means anything anymore. But it is a grandiose wallow in hops without causing any pain. Somehow it's just not painfully bitter, while the hops take over your brain.

22 oz bottle from Best Damn in San Diego. Expensive, though, you don't want to know. But take that, Anchorage Brewing!

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Photo of PerHops
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Translucent golden orange with a big, billowy head with beautiful lacing and head retention. Almost perfect looking imperial IPA.

S- Nose isn't too floral, or citrusy. Some pine, not a whole lot going on, though.

T- Better than the nose. Not a west coast hop bomb, but has a nice balance to it without being sweet. Buiscuity, piny, and a long bitter dry finish. Pretty nice.

M- Excellent drinkability. Carbonation is good, and a frothy mouthfeel.

O- I wouldn't hesitate to buy this again, although 14 bucks must include the Alaska airline fee...

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Photo of ek_ek
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of boralyl
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a massive creamy white head that leaves tons of lace on the inside of the glass. The beer is clear with a golden-orange hue.

S - The aroma is a blend of peach, orange and citrus. There is little to no malt presence in the aroma.

M - Medium in body with moderate carbonation and some creaminess. The mouth feels covered in hops oils after swallowing.

T - A hugely hoppy brew. Citrus and light toasty notes show up first followed by a bright orange flavor. A strong bitterness paired with a little alcohol finishes up the beer.

This beer is a tongue bruiser. The hops dominate your palate. I enjoyed this beer and look forward to more in the series. My favorite thus far still has been Obliteration V.

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Photo of brotherloco
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. No date notched in label, but this is a pretty new release and just hit town yesterday. Served in a tulip.

Pours a clear pale orange-gold with a big 2+ finger off-white head. Retention is decent. Nice big chunks of lacing are left in the glass.

Aroma is of sharp and spicy hops. Floral, grassy notes seem to be the strongest. Citrus emerges and has an orange-ish quality. Getting a distinct bee pollen note. Malt has a dusty bready smell and contributes to a very dry aroma. A bit of alcohol is present.

Flavor retains that sharpness you get in the nose. These hops really bite and hit you with peppery spices, acidic citrus, garden flowers and grass. The slightest hint of citrus sweetness appears in the middle of the flavor, but disappears just as quickly. Finish dries up fast and leaves you with a lingering bitterness and a bit more alcohol flavor than was apparent in the smell.

Body hovers around the medium mark but carbonation is quite high. The sharpness of the feel adds to the punch of the spicy hops. There is a good bit of present alcohol, but I'm still finding this to be quite drinkable.

This is a pretty unique DIPA and seems to serve well in an "experimental" series.

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Obliteration VIII from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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