Midnight Sun 'Kodiak' Brown Ale

Midnight Sun Kodiak Brown Ale 1
Midnight Sun Brewing 'Kodiak' Brown Ale. 5% abv. 24 IBU. Dark brown color, a finger of thick frosty head. Excellent retention and lace. Nose of roasted malt, nutty, caramel. Front taste of amber malt, brown sugar, caramel, bright herbal hops. Aftertaste is earthy, coffee, bitter hoppy back end. Medium body. Mouthfeel is warm, creamy, some carb.

This is a solid brown ale. Malty, nutty, creamy, with a nice hop profile that emerges in the aftertaste. A good example of its category, just a hair above the average brown. Recommended.

From the brewery:

"Rugged yet smooth, Kodiak Brown Ale balances caramel and roasted malts with enticing Northwest hops. Perle and Willamette hops accent without overpowering this American brown ale’s intrepid maltiness. The result is uniquely delicious. Inspired by the adventurous spirit readily found in Alaska, Kodiak Brown Ale invites you to take the road less traveled. Kodiak has remained one of our most popular beers since we first fired up the brew kettle in 1995, proving that Alaskans are not afraid of the dark. Pair Kodiak Brown Ale with comfort foods—macaroni and cheese, lasagna, burritos; pub grub—burgers, nachos, deep-fried bites—and just about anything prepared on the grill. You can also just kick back and enjoy a tall cool one when you want to relax and enjoy life."
[source: midnightsunbrewing.com]

Midnight Sun Kodiak Brown Ale 2

Midnight Sun Kodiak Brown Ale 3