Beer Review: MIDNIGHT SUN SOCKEYE RED IPA

Beer Review: MIDNIGHT SUN SOCKEYE RED IPA

Publisher: DAN Beer Reviews

Genre: IPA

Print Length: Not specified

ISBN: Not specified

Midnight Sun Brewing’s Sockeye Red IPA is a bold testament to the Alaskan spirit, boasting a finely crafted Pacific Northwest-style India Pale Ale that packs a real bite. With a firm body from ample pale two-row malt and a spawning red hue from specialty malts, this brew sets the stage for a flavor explosion. The star players here are the outlandish portions of Centennial, Cascade, and Simcoe hops, which impart tremendous citrus and floral notes, creating an unforgettable drinking experience.

Appearance

This IPA pours a fairly translucent amber with a fluffy beige head that laces the glass generously, adding to its visual appeal.

Aroma

A beautiful cascade hop nose dominates, offering fresh pine and citrus notes, complemented by hints of sweet malt.

Taste

The taste follows suit with sweet and bready malt flavors, alongside the presence of nice American hops, culminating in a finish that delivers a quick punch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel

The beer presents a full-bodied, juicy texture with average carbonation, enhancing its overall drinkability.

Overall Impression

Midnight Sun Sockeye Red IPA stands out as a well-balanced amber ale, expertly blending malt and hops while still delivering a fresh, hoppy finish that leaves a lasting impression. It’s a brew that is sure to satisfy both seasoned IPA enthusiasts and newcomers alike.