Obliteration IX | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Obliteration IXObliteration IX

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by kojevergas on 02-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of elNopalero
4.79/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was fantastic.

Pours a clear golden with light foaming. Amazing aroma, on par with a fresh Sculpin or Zombie dust. Bright, vibrant, and full of lemon, pineapple, and guava. Light aroma but still present and all around great. The flavor is sweet and bitter. Lightly hop forward with big gulps of tropical fruit hop goodness. This is one I’ll look for again.

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Photo of danielz324
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of scottfrie
4.29/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into Gulden Draak tulip.

A: Pours a bright golden color with a finger a greasy white head that slowly faded into a thick collar that left thick streaks of lace down the glass.
S: Huge notes of fresh hops, sweet citrus, dank, slightly skunky weed, and pineapple.
T: Sweet citrus and tropical fruits, orange peel, juicy tangerine and mango, followed by bitter grapefruit pith, doughy yeast, and herbal, dank, leafy hop cones. The finish is sweet and the aftertaste is bready and bitter. No trace of alcohol. Sweet and hoppy overall, similar to Heady.
M: Medium-full body, smooth and wet mouthfeel full of greasy hop oils and resin, and smooth and sloppy carbonation.
O: A sweet and savory dipa. Fruit forward and perhaps sweeter than most. Very easy to drink and pleasantly flavored though. Worth the purchase of a bottle.

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Photo of Rutager
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance. Pours a clear gold with a touch of amber, topped with two fingers of cream colour head that leaves some nice lacing behind.

Smell. Sweet ripe tropical fruits; papaya, pineaple, and mango. There's a little ripe orange and grapefruit flesh and just a bit of light malt.

Taste. Lots of tropical fruit again, sweet mango and papaya mainly. Oranges, grapefruit, pineaple and just a bit of grainy malt. There's a decent bitterness in the finish in the form of citrus rinds that really cleans up the initial sweet fruitiness.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with medium-low carbonation.

Overall. A very nice ipa with a ton of fruit. Very pleasant and easy drinking.

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Photo of brotherloco
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of popery
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright yellow gold. Perfectly transparent. Medium to small head, at least relative to the style. Lots of white bubbles of various sizes. The aroma is all hops, a big mix of citra and saaz flavors. Mangoes, tangerines, pineapples and kiwis blend with grass, peppery spice and earthier and mineral-ish notes. There’s little to no malt apparent in the aroma. It’s just big, flavorful hops. Very dank. Though it has some marijuana tone to it, it’s more of a heavy, wet aroma, if that makes any sense. The taste is also pretty much all hops. With Midnight Sun DIPAs, I’ve come to expect an almost harsh dryness to the taste, but this beer is actually mildly sweet, and it works very well. There’s a ton of hop delicacy in the beer, and I would expect these bottles to go downhill quickly (so, drink up). Lots of Citra tropical fruitiness in the beginning and middle and big Saaz in the finish. It goes from bright citrus and pineapple/mango to grass, peppercorns and earth. Very nice. The mouthfeel is light and pleasant. Some nice hop oiliness. This is an excellent DIPA. I didn’t quite expect the combination of these two strains would work, but I was very wrong. Great stuff.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium coppery gold amber with a fine two finger off-white head with great retention and lacing. Great aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, herbal and citrus hops. Flavor is citrus, tropical fruit, sweet biscuit malt and citrus and pine hops. Finishes with nice complex citrus hops with a light herbal and floral character. Nice creamy medium body and mouth feel. A pleasant, slightly sweet IIPA with a nice balance of malt, fruit flavors and hops.

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Photo of JeffH
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden amber with a nose of citrusy hops. Medium bodied with pretty mild carbonation. Flavor is, of course, a hop wallop with a ton of citrus on the front and pine on the back. The big hop flavors are pleasing, not overwhelming. Long finish with a nice toasted malt note. Great beer!

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of RWACKO
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of dcloeren
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of CommonRider
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of woemad
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of lsummers
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange with an off white sticky head. Leaves some great lacing.

Smells of pine right away with some fruity grapefruit and earthy notes. Slight touch of white bread.

Taste hits with the bitter burnt toffee and herbal earthy notes. Pine notes hit the toungue in abundance.

Mouthfeel is reletively sharp yet chewy. A semi viscus beer that satisfies.

Overall, this is something that I really enjoyed. There are some off notes in the flavor that detract for me but otherwise this has everything I like in a DIPA. I would love to try this on tap.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

L - clear bright copper color with a white head that thinned to a ring leaving just a few lacing spots on the glass.

S - tropical fruits and brown sugar.

T - tropical fruit and orange chuckles candy with a dry bittering on the finish.

F - medium bodied, smooth feel, easy drinkability.

O - a good example of the style.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium amber orange, crystal clear with a short lived white head.

Nose is very assertive fresh ripe pineapple, the kind of nose that you really want and expect in the best of the IPAs. Nose has wonderful fruit ester undertones.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a small bubble and elegant carbonation; very "quality Champagne like."

Flavor profile is assertive, luscious and quite inviting and delicious for the first few tastes. A very sweet tangerine/orange citrus front palate that goes to cooked honey in the midpalate and hits the back palate and goes down with a nice pine bitter hop tone. Very appealing and pleasant - until the third or forth taste. Then, that sweet front character just becomes "a bit much" and hard to take. So, flavor profile, while initially really nice, gets way too sweet way too fast.

Finish is cooked honey and bitter pine. The long pine bitter is quite nice - just way too much sweet all around in this one.

Well made and full of quality; objectively a well made and tasty beer. Subjectively, not my favorite flavor profile with the overly sweet tones.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 3/31/13

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Appearance: Hazy golden orange - some light copper in the mix - pours with a decent, off-white head - fades to a wispy cap and leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: In a word, strange - tropical, in a decidedly citra way, with some mealy fruits - mangoes and pineapples - doesn't smell particularly fresh, honestly - some candy hops, some grassy aromas - sweet, pale and caramel hops

Taste: Tropical, fruity, and hoppy, but not exactly stellar - overripe oranges, ruby red grapefruit, mangoes, and syrupy pineapples - sweet in a remarkably fruity way, not in a malty way - some grassy notes - moderately bitter - lightly oily - mostly pale and some caramel malts - an earthy flavor in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carbonation, smooth, kind of strange aftertaste

Overall: Obliterate me harder!

Maybe my taste buds are still numb from last night (Knee Deep Simtra), but this doesn't seem remarkably aggressive or abrasive to warrant the name "Obliteration." It's fruity, juicy, and interesting. It's actually pretty balanced. Worth a try, if you can find it.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ek_ek
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of harrymel
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Obliteration IX from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 45 ratings