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Review by joe1510 on 02/16/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 8 15 3 7 2010
22oz Bomber

AKBelgianBeast sent me this bottle along with a HUGE box of beer and swag; he's a good dude... for a hippie! Cohoho fills my odd shaped Dogfish Head pint glass with fairly clear caramel tinted amber. A few streams of large carbonation bubbles rise to the surface and a giant, impressive head rises a half inch above the lip of the glass. This dirty white head has some great staying power, never falling below two fingers, and some great stick, leaving chunky lacing all over the glass. Now this is what an IPA should look like.

This Great North IPA smells like a pine tree in a bottle. Rich and resinous pine sap oozes up and out of this potent libation while a dense layer of caramel and brown sugar lay down the malty base. There's a mild fruity sweetness that I'm assuming is coming from the honey addition and melon sweet. A bit of liveliness from the juniper berries lurks in the back but they're mild and tough to distinguish.

The flavor is much more balanced than the nose led me to believe but both the malt and hops are in full force. Big notes of caramel lead the onslaught with pine sap quickly joining the fun. Mid-palate the brown sugar adds another layer of sweetness. The honey sure does its job bringing along that melon sweetness and the juniper berries, surprisingly, add a quick burst of that gin like quality toward the finish. Pine needle hoppiness really comes into its own on the swallow where it dries me out while the bitterness grows.

The mouthfeel is straight down the middle and is actually a little thinner than I'd like to see it. The finish dries out slightly and lets that big pineyness linger as the bitterness grows. The bitterness permeates every nook and cranny in my mouth, I like that.

This is one highly drinkable IPA. There's a good amount of balance throughout the drink until the swallow where the hops leap forward. The dryness gets the glass tilted.

This is yet another tasty treat from the guys at Midnight Sun. I've thoroughly enjoyed everything I've had from them up to this point and thanks to Frank I have many more to work my way through. Thanks again Frank!

1/9/09

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 12/26/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 16 5 8 0
Originally reviewed 07/27/06

Poured from bomber into standard pint.

A - Dark ruby, almost brown. Big offwhite head.

S - Big hop nose as soon as I cracked the cap. Caramel malts and dry piney hops.

T - Wow, this is very well balanced. Abundant hops are well balanced by the caramel malts. I sort of wish it wasn't so well balanced.

M - Medium bodied, but a little bit of oily resiny hops. Aftertaste stays for a while.

D - The balance makes this very easy to drink. Good and bad that I can't get it here.

Served In: Pint Glass

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