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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duchammer (115) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Draft Eagle River Ale house: poured golden with a light lacy head: Aroma had pear and green apple. Taste had light malt with a nice pear and green apple with a nice crisp taste. Hidden alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6812) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2015
On tap at Glacier. Pours a cloudy copper color (not blonde) with a medium white head. A light spicy sweet nose. The flavor is fruity, banana, sulfur, some hot alcohols, spicy. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (5652) - Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2015
On tap at the brewery
Clear golden with a small white head, some lacing. Mild aroma and flavors of sweet honey, yeast and grassy
Ok, sweet and mild throughout

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2517) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2014
This w was served in a flared pilsener at Humpy’s in Anchorage airport. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden to yellow bronzed color with a good one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking and then sliding. The smell was super sweet through mainly a honey sweetness. The taste copied the smell. Light sweet sticky honey aftertaste leaving a sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued. I’d say it had a good sticky coating over my tongue. Overall, Imperial blonde labeled as a Strong ale not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3600) - 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 (3224) - 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 (1915) - 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 (10766) - 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 (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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 (1492) - , 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


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