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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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High alcohol, slightly malty, creamy, and smooth drinking. Technically dubbed the Imperial Blonde by the brewers, this light colored honey ale is also known as Ice Axe Ale. Make sure you are roped in for this one. Served in a snifter.
A.K.A. Ice Axe Ale brewed for the West Rib Cafe and Pub in Talkeetna, AK.


josarah's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
josarah (111) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Draft at brewpub, medium white head, beautiful golden color, malty aroma. Mouth feel was almost creamy. Taste was hoppy, sweet and citrusy. Very solid beer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3471) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Fools please. This is a beautiful beer. Brilliant clear deep golden with a lasting lacy white head. Great grain aroma with grassy hops and honey. Deep honey and pale malt flavor, perfect sweetness level, with grassy hops on the finish. Medium-plus bodied and exceedingly crisp. Like an amped-up, spot-on American blonde. I like it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (2781) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
T his is kind of a Belgian blonde w/ no Belgian yeast character. It is not hoppy like an American blond but rather thick and sweet and malty. A little fruity and pretty much clean. If you like ’em big but don’t like Belgians or IPA, I guess this is for you.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2012
On tap at West Rib in Talkeetna, Ak. named Ice Axe. Yellow colored pour looked more like a belgian triple and tasted. Aroma of honey, yeast and alcohol. Taste is similar with a dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
A golden strong ale with a very thin white head. In aroma, a sweet honey malt with light grassy notes. In mouth, a grainy honey malt with alcohol warmth and herbal German hops. So-so. On tap at brewpub, Oct. 9 2011.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5597) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Draft. Bright golden. Thin white head that surrenders quickly. The aroma is rich with sweet malt. This drinks with a definite alcohol-laden kick, but has an off-putting sweetness that I personally find too intense in the balance. (#3959, 8/1/2010)

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thorongil2 (1166) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
(tap) clear medium gold colour with small white head; aroma - malts; flavour - malts, alcohol, tastes like one of the lesser Belgian triples

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 14, 2010
On tap @ Glacier. Pours a brilliant clear golden with pretty much no head. Very faint aroma of honey and alcohol. Flavor is sweet spicy honey, alcohol and a light bread malt scent. Medium body, very mild carbonation and a syrupy mouth feel. This one started out ok, but ended up being very hard to finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Enjoyed at the brewery on tap. Nice gold color with good head and retention/lacing. Nice honeyed character with Champagne yeastyness, extremely sweet, and the high alcohol was just simply unwelcome with the amount of presence it had on the palate. Ouch. Not a good pairing with food and challenging to drink solitary.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (2980) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2009

6/08/2009: Glacier Brew House Imperial Blonde (a.k.a. Ice Axe Ale) has a delicate pale malt aroma and flavor. There is definitely vanilla and a crème brûlée characteristic alont with hints of spice and honey. This beer is a touch sweet in the front, but that is balanced by a bit of a bite and dry alcohol burn in the finish. This beer has a clear, golden color with a thin white crown and a surprisingly lighter body than expected (medium-light). Overall this is a very interesting and different beer that I liked quite a bit.

"Half snifter" (draught) served in a small white wine glass at the Glacier Brew House in Anchorage, Alaska. Rating #13 for this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Very clear amber with a white head. Big euro lager corn syrup adjunct aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Flavor is heavy sweet pale malts with strong lager corn syrup, and the alcohol is well hidden. Not too bad.


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