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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4251) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9360) - 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’.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15918) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Bright copper color. Aroma of flowers, pine resin. Taste is pine, citrus, flowers. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (3726) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Big sweet and citrus nose. Taste is similar, lots of grapefruit lots of toffee and a touch of dark fruit. Not my thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10786) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy floral, pine, and citrus hops with biscuit malt and fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with medium malt and fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle for Jared. Cheers bro! Pours a nice copper orange with a small white head. Aroma picks up lots of caramel and toffee malts backing some floral hops. Floral and citrus hops come out in the taste. Sweet bitterness is solidly backed by heavy caramel malts. Lengthy, creamy palate. Good beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Imperial IPA
Date: July 08, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: hazy gold, creamy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal and pine aroma, light peppery spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of crystal sweetness, piney sweetness, light bitterness reins in the sweetness, long bitter finish leaving your tongue coated with hop resin
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Sampled in the bomber. A really crisp imperial IPA. Not as over powering as some other breweries but really nicely flavored. A little on the sweet side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3605) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2011
Deep frothy head misty amber pour aromas strong caramel citrus yeasty floral notes good soft carbonation flavors yeasty caramel medium bitter floral tones grapefruit apricot and peach very noticeable very smooth tasting imperial finish aftertastes floral overtones strong caramel fruty hop mix caramel strong lasting bitter good on palate bright


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