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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full-bodied deep mahogany ale with ruby red highlights. Citrus notes of chamomile, grapefruit and Meyer lemon brighten the aroma. A zesty array of hop flavors from mango and bitter orange to green mint and hibiscus meld with the nutty, roasted caramel and subtle dried fruit flavors of the complex malt profile to create a surprisingly fresh, yet warming example of the style.


djroehler's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2013
On tap. Deep clear red, mocha head that lasts a little bit, malt, caramel, coffee, honey on the nose, big malts up front, roasted peanuts, fruity yeast, figs, medium carbonation. Smooth and creamy throughout, the alcohol comes out near the finish. Awesome beer.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
chriszfat (31) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Pours dark amber, almost porter dark, with solid head. Had on tap at the source in Junea on a brewery tour. Starts light and builds on finish which I like. Slightly boozy but wears it well. A good solid amber especially for an imperial which are tricky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2588) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a reddish gold with a thin head and aromas of caramel, lemon and a little grassy herbal undercurrent. Flavor is big and bold with lots of juicy fruit flavors and a caramel-like backbone from the malt. ABV is a bit warm and this is simply a nice beer after a long day!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SODAK14 (310) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - AUG 14, 2015
The 2.4 may be actually on the high side for my rating. Pours a nice red color and downhill after that. Bitter tasting beer that I could barely finish!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (153) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2015
One bottle purchased at Sicilianos In Michigan, shoulda bought more! Pours a nice deep reddish brown, off white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Intense, complex flavors. ABV is well hidden. This is a terrific brew, first I’ve had from Alaskan, hope to find it at Binnys.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3387) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
18 July 2015, bottle. dark amber/red. nose is floral and orange hops and prominent toasted malt and some caramel. thin/med body and mildly fizzy. caramel malt and orange hops. slightly sweet and noticeably bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2951) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle from Albertsons. Deep, dark copper pour with tightly beaded head. Light caramel aroma, taste is caramel, malt and some hop bitterness. Mild bitter finish. No sign of the 8.5 % ABV

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2151) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Aroma: floral hops, grain and bread malts, caramel, some resin. Appearance: hazy, dark amber, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: bitters continue, floral hops, soft carbonation, pine, full body, dry finish. Overall: nice Imperial Red Ale, interesting happiness, not too malty. Pint at Tracy’s Crab Shack, Juneau.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1708) - Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2015
As described, a beautiful deep ruby mahogany. Frothy white head. Bigger medium malty hoppy aroma. Balanced. Caramel. Bread. Red fruit. Pine. Tropical. Citrus. Flavor follows and adds some spiciness. Lighter full body. Touch of alcohol. Balanced, medium bitterness. I love reds and this is a good one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (690) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Rich, dark cherry pie and fresh air. Taste is unique. Lots of malt, roastiness, dark swetness, rye.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ericular (802) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2015
On tap @ Alaskan Brewing Company. This one is smooth, bitter, complex, strong, bold. Looks great in the glass. Great balance of slightly roasted malts and strong hops to round it out.


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