RateBeer


 No Score 

Requires
more ratings

Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A northwest style India pale ale. Citrusy northwest hops take the center stage of this beer, while the caramel malt background stands to support the bracing bitterness. Brewed with pale, munich, caramel malts, and hopped with four different northwest hop varieties.


Beerlando's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Growler, brought fresh from the brewpub by my buddy Cameron. The pour yields a dark and hazy burnt orange-amber body with a taught, frothy, beige tinted head. The foam settles slowly to a thin, bubbly film, leaving scant traces of lace behind. The nose is based in toasty caramel and biscuit malt, very much reminiscent of a grainy ESB. The hop profile, however, is very pungent and fresh, showing citrus and pine. On first taste, the hops rush forward past the grain, biting into the tongue with sharp pine resins and grapefruit peel. Once they clear out, however, the grainy malt base returns, toasty and bready. The palate is medium-bodied, with average carbonation transitioning to a semi-dry, bitter finish. On the whole, it’s a cross between an East Coast IPA and ESB in the malt base, with a Portlandian hop profile. Decent brew.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3536) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Draft: Poured a coppery orange with off white colored head. Aroma was nice hops. Taste was hops bitter but not over the top with a bubblegum and malt balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2012
My daughter’s friend, Kate, brought a growler of this back from her camping trip to Alaska. Thanks Kate! This one jumped put of the glass. The aroma of citrus, tropical fruits and grass built as this beer approached, and everything coalesced in the first taste. A great bitter finish. Nicely complex, pretty easy to drink, with even a hint of barynard I love.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Gravity cask. Murky yellow brown color, off white head. Aroma of pineapple, citrus, grass, tropical fruits. Taste is pineapple and citrus. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
[Tap] Part of a sampler at the brewpub in early September. Amber in color with a wispy white head. Pinecone and herbal notes in the nose. The taste is of grapefruit, orange zest and some caramel malts to balance. Decent mouthfeel and palate. Mild herbal notes in the finish as with the rest of their hoppy beers. Low carbonation levels. Seems like the same malt profile as their pale ale, with an extra addition of hops. Still a nice beer though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival 2011. Clear amber color/ fleeting head. Nice pine sap, floral, caramel aromas. Medium bodied with soft co2. Very good tropical fruit, floral, pine sap hoppy flavors on a solid pale malt base---great IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Sampled at the ’11 GABBF. Hazy golden color with a whispy off white head. Big fresh pine and grapefruit rind nose. Very hoppy beer with lots of grapefruit juice, pine and hop resin flavors. Enough of a malt backbone to balance it out, but this beer is all about the hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 15, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2012 This beer has improved a lot, lots of fresh hop aroma and flavor with a firm bitterness and a clean fermentation.

On tap. Citrus hop aroma with a caramel malt scent. Amber in color. Flavor starts off good with a nice balanced bitter sweet taste but ends very harsh. Medium body with an average carbonation. Overall just a slightly darker, hopier version of the Pale. Great potential but the harsh finish holds this beer back.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Growler from brewery. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a nice white head, leaves a good lace. Strong citrus pine hop nose. Taste is about the same. Very hop forward with a mild balance of malt in the middle. Finished bitter. Light to medium body, a little resiny. Overall a really good IPA. My favorite from St. Elias so far.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »





Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50