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RATINGS: 140   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2013
22oz bottle. The pour was a clear mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that possessed great retention and had awesome sheets of lacing. The aroma was of a toasted grain malt, floral hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and a nice fruity ester (pineapple and mango). The taste was very malty and a tad bitter-sweet with notes of tropical fruit and caramel throughout, becoming moderately bitter and quite hoppy with a good strong citrus presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with a bitter citrus peel bite left lying on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was a few steps below medium in body and dry in texture with a solid medium carbonation. Overall this was a nice sweet hoppy brew that I believe is a good beer to just kick back and sip slowly... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (146) - 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 (3337) - 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 (2882) - 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 (2128) - 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 (1681) - 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 (684) - 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 (800) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WABeerFiend (324) - - JUN 6, 2015
06.15.16 best by date. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pub glass. A: Caramel, flower, citrus, and toffee. A: 1 finger fluffy head that stays. Hazy ruby red body with bubbles streaming up. T: Bready malt and lingering citrus dominate. Raisin and woodiness are subtle. P: Smooth with bubbles on the finish. O: It’s ok. The bitterness does stay around for awhile. The malt seems a little light, surprisingly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foyle (322) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle pint glass. Appearance: pours 1" cream colored head that drops slowly with some lacing. Color is a rich red-mahogany with tons of streaming carbonation. Aroma: complex and strong with citrus and floral being dominant along with bread dough. Mouthfeel: medium to full bodied with a somewhat astringent dry finish. Flavor: complex combination of strong hops grapefruit, orange, and floral along with rich roasted malt, caramel and raisin. Overall: very well made. A sipper, definitely not a ’lawnmower’ beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beechner224 (938) - 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.


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