savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2013 Update, they’ve changed the recipe on this one for the better. Lighter grain bill, fresh PacNW hops and well attenuated. Way better.
On tap @ Cafe Amsterdam. An English style IPA. Hazy rusty in color with a dense off white head. Sugary sweet aroma with some light herbal hop aroma. The flavor is very sweet and malty with just a touch of bitterness. Medium body with a syrupy mouth feel. Seems a bit sweet to me, got a little hard to drink at the end of the pint.
50belair (2170) - Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Alaska Lodge. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Nice malty notes with grapefruit/pine hop notes. Good balance, body, and mouthfeel. Might be a beer that needs to be consumed on tap. Grapefruit hop bouquet.
evergreen0199 (1942) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Total Wine, Bellevue, Seattle, WA, USA. A hazy golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, malty aroma. Tastes hoppy, citrus, malty, slightly bitter.
hombrepalo (1818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint pour at stizmark, alyeska ski resort, Alaska. Murky orange pour, thin white head. Aroma is citrus hops, some grapefruit and spices with fruits and a bit floral. Flavor is nice bitter hops with decent fruits and a nice malty backbone. Pretty good.
hockeybeerguy (1618) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The appearance has a hazy golden yellow/orange body with a one finger white foamy head that dies almost immediately, lotsa foamy clingy white lacing all over the place in no sort of pattern (all 6 cans were this way).
The smell has strong dank but piney hops barreling through barely letting any other sort of smell come out (all 6 cans were this way).
The taste has some strong bitter hops in all 6 cans, mellow maltiness comes just a tad, light citrus aftertaste, dry bitter finish.
On the palate, it sits about a light to medium, sessionable, and carbonation is just right for the style and for me.
Overall, this is a very well done AIPA that I would have again and also am looking to try more offerings from this brewery, I’ll gladly look forward to sending some of this East to see what my East coast friends think
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light yellow, slight haze.
Smell grassy and floral.
Taste pine and grapefruit, bitter
Med to light body.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold. Light white head. Mild citrus aroman medium bodied with mild citrus and resin flavors. Tasty and easy drinking.
GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 16th, 2012 - It’s approaching a year and a half since I first jotted down the notes for Denali’s IPA, so I’m a little hazy on where and when exactly I first sampled this brew. But I do recall it being a somewhat strange experience, on account of it being an IPA in Alaska, which is very different from being an IPA in San Diego. It has a certain rarity to it that makes the IPA a smaller piece of the pie chart on a beer drinker’s menu Normally the heavy layer of snow that muffles Alaska in the colder months precludes lighter, hoppier brews, but the Spring like jubilance of Alaska’s summer is a great setting for some hops. And so, with scarcity and seasonality in mind, I dove into Denali Brewing Company’s IPA. The head is a frothy, erratic soap-like top, richly lathered after a somewhat clumsy pour, with a nice tortilla and fried fish aroma. That is to say, savory and delicious, and perhaps tainted by a nearby restaurant or diner. The palate is soft and pillowy, caressing like a heavy saison, with the same subtle grain notes. This being an IPA I expect some hops dimension to appear, though its quite soft, unassuming, and more herbal than bitter. This is good, and unique, and rounds out a feeling I’ve had in my gut since I had my first brew up in Alaska - this state does light beers surprisingly well. I desperately want to stereotype this setting with dark porters and stouts (and to some extent this is true - look at the rating for Alaskan Brewery’s Smoked Porter, for example) but brewers up here are no slouch on the lighter stuff here.
MikeJslc (734) - USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold, slight haze, off white head. Aroma: grainy malt, piney-resiny hops. Flavor: grainy malt with some biscuity character, fairly thin bodied, very firm bitterness lingers in finish.
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crackedmachine (469) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy yellow-orange with a fluffy white everlasting head. Bright hop aroma - citrus, grapefruit, pine. Flavor is semi-sweet, fruity hops pleasantly balanced with a little bit of caramel and cereal malt. Mildly bitter finish comes with some sweetness as well. Overall a drinkable, nicely balanced IPA with enough flavor that I like to have a can or pint often.