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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2012
The pour is a clear mahogany color with a moderately full, cream-colored, pillowy, creamy head which is somewhat lasting and leaves thick lace. The nose has toasty and biscuity malts underneath, spicy hops, some resinous pine, light floral, and some ruby red grapefruit. The flavor is similar with more hops than the nose led on; very resinous and spicy, still the grapefruit notes, a fresh herb note developing, and subtle toast malts. The palate is nice for the style with a more than medium body, nearly lively carbonation, and a velvety, oily mouthfeel. The finish is mostly bitter and resinous with some fresh basil notes, light grapefruit, and a toasty note left on the tongue. The bitterness is just over moderate and the acidity is low to moderate. A pretty decent imperial APA-type beer; assertive but balanced bitterness, nice underlying malts, and hop flavor complexity. Nothing flashy, not over the top but very well built and drinkable. Alaskan small batch beers are usually quite good, and this was no different.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beechner224 (866) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle picked up in jeanu. Pours dark Amber with white head. Aroma is malt forward, bready. Taste is super malty, lord of caramel, missing some hop presence.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Livendadream (149) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Btl pours clear light Amber color with a rocky off white head that stays around for quite awhile, leaving webs of lace in glass. Aromas of citrus, pine and mango. Taste of citrus,grapefruit, orange,pineapple, and sweet caramel. Medium body, good carbonation, smooth, slippery mouthfeel and a dry bitter finish. Great easy drinking red ale that is extremely balanced between hops and malt. Alcohol is hidden nicely untill you have had a few. Probably one of the best Alaskan beers out right now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1885) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Almost clear red, with a rocky tan head. Aroma is sweet typical red citrus and malt profile, with a cutting ethanol edge. Taste is the same with odd toffee espresso notes into the finish, along with some biscuit. $3/12oz

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (218) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into nonic pint. Brown or very dark red, nearly opaque, strong white long-lasting head. Full and creamy body. Herby and malty nose. Pretty complex taste. Very malty. Much more so than I would have expected for a red. A little sweetness and quite bitter. Herby, a little tropical fruit, a little woody. Very drinkable for something of this size.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackflag321 (561) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2015
Several bottles, pint glass. Clean red color. Crisp, clean taste. Red fruit, citrus. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (247) - Minneapolis, - MAR 22, 2015
Beautiful red color with an off white head. Citrus hops, caramel. Crisp up front with a nice bitterness in the middle then a smooth and creamy on the back end. Extremely easy drinking for a Imperial/Strong Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1298) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
22 oz. bottle served in a shaker- poured transparent maroon, copper crossbred color, foamy one finger head formed and laced nicely upon the vessel. Low carbonation, aroma of pine, caramel, and some darkened fruit. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt is very restrained but it still retains flavor in the form of fruit esters and some light caramel, finish has some acidity to it, finish is firm, almost pillowy in feel. Alot better than the crap I just had!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1550) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
(tap) bright, reddish amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of vanilla, sweet fruit; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (789) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Clear ruby pour with a half inch offwhite head, thicker lacing. Soft carbonation, frothy mouthfeel, finishes clean and slightly dry. Deep carmel aroma, cloudy bitter pine and floral hops, tropical too. Flavors of pineapple and tropical fruit, grapefruit, strong carmel too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4449) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Aroma is pine and thick malts, standard ASA. The flavor is fruit, pine needles, hops, malts, mild sweetness and a mix of earthy and bitter in the finish.


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