mintzmeet (56) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perfect aroma for an IPA but perhaps not strong enough. Clear golden color. Crisp sharp taste first mouth touch thru middle when carbonation overpowers. Not much soft hop flavor but the sharp tartness might be the hops...skirt lacing on glass. Citrusy. Almost numb mouthfeel.
ronaldtheriot (777) - 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 (4067) - 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 doesnít sit quite right for me. The free ride apa I just had is better.
SpringsLicker (2822) - 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 doesnít go much of anywhere from there.
A bit washy on the tongue.
wildbeercat (116) - 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 (252) - - 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.
Cantabrian (378) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I love the aroma of sweet grapes and peaches. Lots of peaches here. The flavour is disappointi ng, as there is hardly any of those fruits behind the bitterness, which is not that massive per se. It is just an empty taste before the bitter finish, and little to say about the palate. Not offensive, for sure, but lacks more complexity and more flavours.
jdskinns (138) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Appearance is clear amber with soapy white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is bitter but not as hoppy as the aroma lets on. Thin body.
Hanuta06 (140) - Washington, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: from tap at Mick Kellyís Irish Pub and Restaurant.
Aroma: light hoppy.
Appearance: small, frothy, off-white initial head, with excellent lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Clear, flat, medium-yellow body
Taste: lightly bitter, hoppy, initial flavor and moderately bitter finish with average duration.
Palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation.
Overall: very good. Hoppy without being too bitter.
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle from The Beer Cellar. Pours a bright golden amber colour with a decent sized white foam head. Citrus and floral hops in the aroma are good as is the piney hoppy flavour. Easy to drink and very enjoyable.
mnmike (606) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pour - second offering from this brewery Iíve had after the amber. Middle of the road IPA - happy to drink it.