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Alaskan Pilot Series: Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Alaskan Imperial IPA is a favorite of the Brew Crew and friends in Alaska, though they may remember it as "ALASKAN XTRATUF® IPA." Rich in color and full in flavor, our Imperial IPA is packed with Pacific Northwest hops over a sturdy malt body and the dry warmth of an imperial strength IPA. First brewed as part of our Rough Draft Series, the Pilot Series release allows us to share this draft favorite of the 49th state on shelves and taps in the lower 48.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7466) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
650 ml bottle. Enjoyed at Los Angeles, CA. Pours a golden amber colour with a small head. Aroma of dried apricot, gooseberries and some floral notes. Flavour of sweet papery maltiness, astrigent, gooseberry Bush and grassy bitterness. Medium bodied. Sweet and old. Hops have diminished.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7928) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, Los Angeles. BBE 28.11.2015.
Pours clear copper color with a large head. Intense resinous hops on the nose, caramel maltsand oranges. Quite juicy flavor, not very bitter, orange, caramel malts and apricot. Too sweet and feels a bit bland.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5087) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
650ml bottle

Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of toffee, pine, resin, chewy candy and grass. Taste is sweet, resinous and chewy with some toffee, caramel and resin. Finish is stuffy, sweetish and caramely with loads of toffee and chewy candy. Too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7616) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
65,5 cl bottle @ hotel room, Los Angeles. BBE 28.11.2015. Aroma has pineapple juice, some orange marmalade and grapefruit. Flavour has menthol, caramel, tropical fruits and pineapples. Also some gluey tones. Juicy and easy to drink.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2495) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Another Super drinkable DIPA. Ditto with great appearance and nice balance tween malt & hops. Got damn good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1819) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Slightly hazy orange. Nose of caramel malt and dusty citrus and fruit skins. Flavor is a solid carAmel malt backbone with bitter herbal citrus rind. Lingering bitterness. Thick chewy mouthfeel. Old school IIPA feel. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1779) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2015
(tap) bright, clear amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of grapefruit, dough; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (333) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle. Amber color. Aroma was pine as was the flavor along with some caramel. The alcohol was evident in the taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3391) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2015
16 July 2015, tap at Alaskan Brewing Company. Yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is harsh pine hops. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Sweet caramel/brown sugar malt and lemon/apple citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2098) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Pours a clear Amber with a thin tight off white head that leaves a soapy thin film. Aroma has a nice mild mix of tropical fruity hops soft mango. Tastes bitter dank fruity hops caramel malts. Palate is medium buttery slick finish.


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