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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4548) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Thanks turd for sharing. Pours a slightly murky orange amber with one finger of sandstone head. Nose is rich and resinous, very oily and piny with some citrus rind. Flavor is rich and piny, resinous and oily with lots of body and a medium bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5220) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 22, 2011
I found this pretty tasty. Has a good solid hop flavor, a nice body, not too bitter. Pretty much just a solid Imperial IPA all the way through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle… Clear dirty orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Olfactory highlights are fruity, citrusy hops and earthy pine needles and bark. Full-bodied with a milky texture and soft carbonation. The flavor is malty, citrusy and earthy. It gives a slight nod toward the sweet side of balance – medium roasted sweetness; citric, tannic bitterness. Lengthy, bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of citrus, honey, and some underlying floral qualities. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of caramel and pine resin. Overall body is moderate to full and finishes moderately bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (3036) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2011
My first from Alaskan and a bit disappointing. For a DIPA the aroma was week. What I got was some malt and a touch of metal. It looked good with an amber pour and a lacing head. The flavor was decent with a malt taste up front followed by the hops in the back. Nice after taste that lingered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4609) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bomber. Great looking, clear copper with crunchy, lasting cover and nice bubbly body. Big aromas of banana, pineapple, orange and mango. Wow the taste is the same, but that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Lots of banana and caramel on the front. The resin and citrus can’t rescue the sweetness. Medium body is smooth and a little hot, but overall drinkable except for the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdrinker79 (1938) - Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2011
22 oz. bottle- Pours somewhat cloudy orange with a 1 finger head and a nice blanket of foam coating the glass. Aroma is sweet malt, little hops, not alot there. The taste is malty up front, then bitterness settles in, followed by more sweet malt. There is no pine or grapefruit, it is mostly caramel malt and bitter hops. Not my favorite taste in the style. Carbonation is high, body is medium. Have had better, including the one I drank just before this, Sierra Nevada beer camp DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Pours a bronze color with a tall head that lingers. Smells of semi sweet malt, biscuits and citrus rind. Full nectar with superb carbonation. A tad bit sweet up front while the hop sequences on the mid to sidelines. The finish lingers very long indeed. A nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
22oz bomber, pours with a huge 3-4 finger white head with a crisp body and lots of heavy lacing. aroma is very sweet, not hoppy at all, smells like an old ale or barleywine with a hint of dusty old malts in there. the taste is similar but with some hop flavors and moderate bitterness. overall very sweet and malty, but pretty tasty still, more like an imperial red almost i would say. has a slight;ly lingering syrypy sweetness that lingers on the palate, its good, but it detracts a lil bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
22 oz. bomber from Beverages4less in Santee. Finally, and thankfully, an IIPA that restores my faith in IIPAs. Ruby amber pour with big white head. Yeast chunks that settle nicely into the bottom of the tulip. Nose mixture of pinetree and tropical hops, and light maltiness. Flavor is much more tropical than pinetree. Sharp but round in the mouth. Bite in the back of alcohol, but not painfully so. Enjoyed while snacking on pineapple, and while it wasn’t a perfect match, it was pretty good. Another nice beer from Alaskan.

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