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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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 (112) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (19897) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear golden yellow color. Aroma of lightly dusty straw. Taste is lemony straw.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11728) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is sweet cereal malt, honey notes and citrus hops. Flavor is alcohol, sweet cereal and honey malt, light citrus hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BillKismet (3738) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Nice carbonation throughout the golden body, but no head. Slight grainy nose with some bubblegum notes. The body is quite bubblegummy and funky, as well as rather flat. A touch of sweet breadiness passes through the concoction. Too much unbalanced sweetness on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4380) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Growler: Poured a copper golden with white fast dissipating head. Nice malt, perfume, and overall sweet. Taste is fruit and malts, hidden alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duchammer (171) - 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 (8012) - 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 (6750) - 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 (3411) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, 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 (4040) - 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 (3842) - 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.


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