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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11798) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
(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.

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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
As Pilot Series Imp IPA from Nugget Market in West Sacramento, CA. Pours almost clear copper with a 1 finger creamy beige head. Mixed aroma of floral, citrus and resin hop. Med body with creamy carb. Flavor is fresh fruit and floral over some mildly roasted malt. Now I remember why fresh IPA is good. This is lush hop. Floral, nearly perfumey. Maybe a little resin on the side. Yummy stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Bright copper color. Aroma of flowers, pine resin. Taste is pine, citrus, flowers. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9081) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9034) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, biscuit, tropical fruit and light orange. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earhiness, poine, light grapefruit and light orange with a smooth lightly dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2011
Apricot pour. Light head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, resin, light caramel. Flavor is lightly bitter, citrus, resin, unripe stone fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8531) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle @ home. Ruby orange appearance with a light tan head. Fresh piney, mildly citrusy, potent nose. Creamy and nice, full sweet pale malty flavor over a piney and citrusy hoppy taste. Lingering mildly bitte fresh hoppy taste.


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