jazz88 (2625) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A murky reddish brown color with a foamy off-white head. A strong fruity aroma with a laced pine finish. Smooth on the palate with a wet bitter finish and a lingering grapefruit, mango, caramel and bubble gum finish.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, pine, florals, and resin. Flavor of caramel, citrus, tangerine, and light pine.
bluevegie (3068) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank the whole bottle pretty easily by myself, though that is not saying that this was a standout IIPA, hops don’t standout enough in aroma or taste to get more points, still I could drink this very easily.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. from Chuck’s. Smells interesting. Bread and biscuits. Flavor does not impress. Mild grainy flavor up front and then a moderate bitterness accompanied by some slightly sour notes in the finish. A-meh-zing.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a very impressive effort. I find the beer to be too bread forward with th bitterness only coming through in the finish. It has good carbonation, however; I do prefer the IPA/DIPA with the tighter smaller bubbles that can sort of coat the tongue
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber with a tan head. Not a very aromatic brew. Flavor is c-hop all the way with some nice bitterness at the end. Malt is a little thick for my tastes. All in all a decent imperial IPA if a bit on the average side.
bigskymind (4) - Solvang, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wanted a little more from this beer than it delivered in the end, but all in all a solid effort by Alaskan. Head was a bit weak, as was the lacing and head retention. Grapefruit and passionfruit nose, nice weight on the palate and a nice balance of citrusy hop notes, substantial malt profile and lingering orange peel bitterness. Tasted from a bomber in a tulip glass.
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Reynolds314 (2926) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Standard overly malty imperial IPA. Too sweet and malty tasting. Hops dont shine through very well. Light citrus and pine notes dont balance out the bready/caramel malty sweetness. Below average for the style.
Ernesto987 (4866) - Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of reynolds314, not to much on nose, more malts on nose than a typical ipa. Mostly light piney hops. But but they are on the west coast. Actually tastes a lot like green flash imperial ipa.
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a hazy bright orange color with a light carbonation. Aroma is heavy aged hops, tree leaves and grass clippings. Sweet fruit nose. Flavor is sweet malts with a sappy hop flavor. This is very heavy on the hops with some sweet fruit. Tingles on the finish. Wow nice.