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Alaskan Pilot Series: Imperial IPA

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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pours amber ale with hazy appearence. Single finger caramel head falls to sheet of same quickly. Spot lace. S: copper and crystal malts. Some pIne and citrus hops. Hint of copper. T: sweet malts. Grapefruit. Bitter. Nice. M: hi body and hi carb. Nice. O: decent. Serving type: bottle 07-06-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bomber courtesy of Wilkes and Lynn. Dark orange pour. Sweet pineapple, apricot, caramel. Tastes are grainy sticky malt. Bitter earthy herbal pine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (734) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours amber with long lasting, white head. Aroma is of sherry, citrusy hops, biscuit malt, orange marmalade and alcohol. Body is full and tangy. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and dry. Well made DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Picked this beer up in Juneau on a trip in 2011. Pretty hoppy, some floral and piney aromas. Caramel base with an acidic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (2544) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 8, 2013
First off this thoroughly exceeded my expectations. The nose is bright and rich, full of citrus, tropical fruit, pine, and caramel. An intense flavor of citrus, pine, and caramel really come together seamlessly. The balance of sweetness and hopiness is really spot on to my liking. Delicious.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
22oz bottle $9. Wow, I split this with two friends and we were unanimous that this sucked. It looked good, orange, decent head and lace. It smelled subpar for something that is supposed to be hoppy. The flavor was very alcoholic and unenjoyable, no hops. Maybe this doesn’t travel well but for $9 I expect a lot more. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-20-2011 22:58:51

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2012
pours a semi-clear amber-orange with a medium dirty-white head, and some lacing. smell is floral, citrus, and hops. taste is smooth, hoppy, caramel, and malt. ends slightly bitter and a tad oily.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2012
651ml Bottle.Dark orange in colour with a thick beige head. Great hop aromas. Medium bodied with an initial sweet taste and finishes with a big hop bitterness. Very Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1495) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Orange pour with a white head..malty nose, citrus and malty taste....decent imperial IPA...nothing special

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiveacestx (471) - Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Bomber - pours orange with a medium head that dissipates with lacing. Upon first taste, it reminded me of the Alaskan Winter with a sweet piney taste. It’s been a while since I’ve had one so now I guess it’s time to pop another one to compare. Medium to heavy mouthfeel and a creamy mouthfeel.


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