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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4383) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle: Poured a clear copper orange with a frothy off white head. Aroma is nice juicy hops with some undertones of malt. Taste is a nice hops forward, with some soapiness, there is maltiness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrunkSanta410 (810) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle at home. Thanks Andy! Pours a dark copper color, head flashes white and fades to a thin soapy lace. Leaves nice lacing in the glass. Aroma is faint pine, lightly floral, toast, caramel. Taste is light citrus, pineapple, toast, caramel, light honey. Faint bitterness. A bit sweet, but definitely a drinkable beer. Smooth. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty decent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4406) - Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2015
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/29/2015. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, pear, lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, pear, lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of piney/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice DIPA style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7649) - 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 (8885) - 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 (6189) - 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 (7914) - 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 (2971) - 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 (2173) - 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 (2187) - , 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


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