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RATINGS: 109   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 (2786) - 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 (10886) - 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 (1688) - 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 (3065) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1578) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2011
22 ounce bottle from Total Wine, Scottsdale. Clear amber with ring head and nice lace. Piney and overripe orange and bread aroma. Toasty orange peach caramel sweet fruitiness and piney orange medium bitterness. Very full bodied, drinks way stronger than the abv. Enjoyable but not elite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2011
bottle from paps 3/30/11. coppery brown with a soft soapy off white head. big bubble gum aroma... mixed with caramel, mild green hoppiness, slight pine, citrus, calcium and a distinct note of ’necco’ candies with the corn starch/powdered sugar coating (this was prevalent in the baltic porter as well only in the form of marshmallow peeps). the palate is sweeter and more mellow than ideal...it’s not cloying but there is little in the way of hop bitterness to help it out. the flavor is comprised mostly of florals, candies and spice from alcohol and hops. the medium body lacks crisp-ness and something to save it from meh. 6/3.5/6/3/13

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (465) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Pours clear amber with a thin beige head, very fine clinging lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, hay, a light earthy note, caramel, toast, and banana. Medium body, crisp and very dry. Mild sweetness, barely lemon, then a medium-strong bitter finish lingers. This is a big bitter beer. I really enjoy the hop blend and the solid malt backbone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2257) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle. Amber with a dense off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, bread, nectarines. Very sweet with light stone fruit and oranges to go with caramel and bread. Pleasant bitterness with some fruity aromatics at the end - finishes rather well I suspect the hop aromatics have lost a lot of punch here, but it’s still quite good if oversweet for my tastes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6163) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Bright orange gold, hazy, pillowy white head that leaves patchy lace. Aroma is sweet citrus and toffee. Flavours lean more toward the malts than the Epic IIPA we had before this, and the hops are fruitier, more citrus and tropical fruit. Bitterness is there in the finish, but not as intense. A softer IIPA, but still enjoyable.


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