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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiveacestx (581) - Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Bomber - pours orange with a medium head that dissipates with lacing. Upon first taste, it reminded me of the Alaskan Winter with a sweet piney taste. It’s been a while since I’ve had one so now I guess it’s time to pop another one to compare. Medium to heavy mouthfeel and a creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2012
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma if full of citrus fruit, with a ton of orange and pineapple notes. I also get a little bit of biscuit malt. The flavor is also very fruity. I get a ton of pineapple, orange and apricot notes, with just a hint of malt. The bitterness is fairly high due to the lack of malt in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle-Tops liquors in Tempe, AZ-pours lightly hazy orange with a minimal fizzy eggshell head around the rim of the glass as well as rocky bubbles in the middle. nose tends to lean this one towards a barley/wheatwine style. big sweet fruits, sticky hops, resin, some oxidization and toasted carmel malt grains dominate the nose. some sweet alcohol underneath as well. flavors exhibit notes of toasted grains, piney/resinious/earthy hops (but seem muddled since its oxidized), sticky sweetness yet dry resin balances this one out fairly well. Long earthy/herbal hop tones on the finish with lingering toasted malt grain husk notes. Doesnt come together all that well and im surprised this brewery doesnt do better in this style. maybe next batch improvements?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (3344) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Pours a golden orange with a moderate sized off white head and light lacing. Nose of citrus hops. Medium in body. The flavor is mild hops and caramel malts. Bitter finish. Not a lot going on here and the only imperial aspect of this beer is the alcohol..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
Sweetish aroma with herbal and slightly citrusy notes. A little dull on the palate. Decent amount of bitterness. Some caramel malts. Finishes mostly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4815) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Sampled at the DC Local Tasting a 22oz bottle pours a hazy, burnt orange with some clumpy white head. Nose is grapefruit, pine, a little soapy, sweet too, orange candies. Flavor is sweet, malty, pine, grapefruit, lemons, limes. Full bodied, sweet, zesty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3501) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours light copper, slightly hazy with a thin off-white head; good retention. Aroma is citrus and floral hops, cookie malt, and orange peel. Flavor is mostly sweet with citrus and earthy hops balanced with toasted malt undertones. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
651mL thanks to beerandblues2. Pours a hazy deep orange with a thicker yellowish head. Good retention and lace. Cheesy, sticky, berry nose. Taste is nutty, sticky, astringent with typical older DIPA notes. Big cheesecloth. Sticky. Thankfully it gets very oily and herbal with slight medicinal characters and alcohol warming through the finish. Once upon a time this was probably pretty ballin’.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11132) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Bright copper color. Aroma of flowers, pine resin. Taste is pine, citrus, flowers. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
hazy honey, thin large bubbled white head. Nose is soap, light mango, pine. Flavor is paper and cardboard, heavy sugar finish, light orange. Sweet and gritty finish.

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