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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
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3.14/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Regretting it now that I paid almost $10 for this at Home Brew Stuff in Garden City ... I knew it would be a wild card, but this is pretty terrible (especially given the $$$) Dark golden brew with a nice head and retention. The nose is watered down malt extract and some background pineapple hoppiness... but it smells pretty bad given the promise on the label. Flavor shows heavy muddy pale malts and light fruity hops and lite spicy hoppiness. Body is too heavy for the carbonation and any remnants of good flavor on the palate. I am super pissed I spent the dough on this bottle... Shelves that are WAAAYYY too hot for the bottles sitting there,this is an abomination for something that is supposed to be a DIPA.

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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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3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to angrybabboon for picking the bottle up in San Francisco.

Appearance: Slightly hazed burnt goldish orange. Small white head drops to faint wispy cap with a tiny collar. Some streaks and spots of lacing.

Smell: Some tropical tangerine, pineapple juice, and unripe mango. Grassy, herbal and floral on the back. Some caramel malt sweetness coupled with some lighter cracker-like pale maltiness. Mealy fruit - pear and apple- through the middle. Soapy. Somehow smells a bit old, but really isn't. Marmalade and pith. Some hints of alcohol.

Taste: Pithy marmalade. Orange flesh with some lighter mango and pear on the back. Nice malt balance adds some caramel malt sweetness. Decidedly breast. Leafy, grassy and floral hops non the first fish with some resinous bitterness. Pear. Slightly toasted. Slight minty finish. A decent balance with a lingering bitterness. Warming smooths it out a bit.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Oily and slick. Moderate carbonation. Slightly dry.

Overall: Kind of like obliterating a personal pizza, not a real accomplishment.

A bit of a let down for my first Midnight Sun experience. A good take but not for the price.

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