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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Alaskan Imperial IPA is a favorite of the Brew Crew and friends in Alaska, though they may remember it as "ALASKAN XTRATUF IPA." Rich in color and full in flavor, our Imperial IPA is packed with Pacific Northwest hops over a sturdy malt body and the dry warmth of an imperial strength IPA. First brewed as part of our Rough Draft Series, the Pilot Series release allows us to share this draft favorite of the 49th state on shelves and taps in the lower 48.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2378) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Slightly hazy orange. Nose of caramel malt and dusty citrus and fruit skins. Flavor is a solid carAmel malt backbone with bitter herbal citrus rind. Lingering bitterness. Thick chewy mouthfeel. Old school IIPA feel. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2822) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2015
(tap) bright, clear amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of grapefruit, dough; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (1046) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle. Amber color. Aroma was pine as was the flavor along with some caramel. The alcohol was evident in the taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4417) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2015
16 July 2015, tap at Alaskan Brewing Company. Yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is harsh pine hops. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Sweet caramel/brown sugar malt and lemon/apple citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2336) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Pours a clear Amber with a thin tight off white head that leaves a soapy thin film. Aroma has a nice mild mix of tropical fruity hops soft mango. Tastes bitter dank fruity hops caramel malts. Palate is medium buttery slick finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4321) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 Aroma: intense tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit. Appearance: clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: tropical fruits continue and intensify, bitters coming up, floral hops, some pine, soft carbonation, medium body, dry finish. Overall: nice IIPA, fantastic aroma. Bottle from the brewery, Juneau.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (4999) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Looks like this was recently brought back. On tap over the weekend at the brewery. Several sample glasses. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a thick one finger foamy white head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light lacing speckled the sides of the glass. The smell had a fairly good bitter citrus leading to a dry caramel malty aroma. The taste took those flavors to combine and make bittersweet. Theres a fairly long bittersweet citrus aftertaste leading to a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style and for me. Overall, I say this was a pretty good DIPA that I would have again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
12oz bottle shared by JohnM in DSM-offwhite-amber. A-sweet resin. T-sweet resin, med malt.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pours amber ale with hazy appearence. Single finger caramel head falls to sheet of same quickly. Spot lace. S: copper and crystal malts. Some pIne and citrus hops. Hint of copper. T: sweet malts. Grapefruit. Bitter. Nice. M: hi body and hi carb. Nice. O: decent. Serving type: bottle 07-06-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4800) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bomber courtesy of Wilkes and Lynn. Dark orange pour. Sweet pineapple, apricot, caramel. Tastes are grainy sticky malt. Bitter earthy herbal pine.


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