alexandersh (193) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; Color: Golden Amber. Aroma: grapefruit/ sour fruit. Flavor: Bitter herbal taste with notes of spice and fruit. Aftertaste was a little bit like sucking on a penny, not too pleasant.
deaconmike (247) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured clear pale gold. Aroma subdued. Citrus flavor, but kinda bitey. Also, a bit too thin.
Doofgoblin (237) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sort of weak. The aroma is just not where you’d want it to be; although, there are some hop characteristics there: pine, resin, faint citrus, and malt undertone. The taste is good enough but really lacks the complex punch: notes of citrus, pine and slight malt. Finish is fine but lacks a definitive quality. Certainly a good brew to drink with a spicy meal.... VHS tapes are good for door stops and smashing ants...
nealblind (374) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 27, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Orangey yellow some white head. Smells of piney soapy hops. Tastes grainy for an ipa and only moderately bitter. Strong carbonation and light/watery mouthfeel. Some alcohol heat noticeable as it is not well concealed at all by the ipa-lite flavor. Probably good ipa for beginners and for when you want watery.
Beergeek23322 (1693) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
December 2011. Bottle. All the right characteristics of a good IPA, but lacking a bit on mouthfeel. Seem thinner than other IPA’s. Still a good beer that I would drink again.
ronaldtheriot (974) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Alaskan IPA has a thin, white head and a semi-clear, golden appearance, with some streaming bubbles and minimal lacing. The aroma is of grapefruit and sweet, white bread. Taste is the same, with maybe some pith and pine oil. Bitterness is strong, but not overwhelmingly so. Mouthfeel is medium and oily, and Alaskan IPA finishes fairly dry, refreshing, and quite drinkable. Overall, this is considerably nice, and I score it as being most excellent. RJT
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this awhile back and was mostly disappointed. It has a malt character that doesn’t sit quite right for me. The free ride apa I just had is better.
SpringsLicker (2937) - Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear light gold with a tall white head.
The aroma is largely pine resin with just a touch of honey malt at the end.
The flavor is mildly bitter but doesn’t go much of anywhere from there.
A bit washy on the tongue.
wildbeercat (265) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Lemony, grapefruit, and some pine. Not a whole lot of hop presence in the aroma.
Appearance: Transparent dark yellow, soapy white head. Not a whole lot of lacing.
Taste: Lots of pine again, followed by hop bitterness with mild citrus on the finish. Nice flavors, but nothing really stands out.
Palate: Not thin or watery, but light. Pretty refreshing. Flavors linger a bit.
Overall: Not the best IPA out there by far, but a pretty good one. Not very complex, but refreshing and pleasant.
sjohnny (305) - - APR 13, 2013
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Strong pinetar aroma. Light bodied. Nothing but pine hops flavor. Like drinking a pine tree.