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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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hayduke (5218) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Pours a golden orange with a moderate sized off white head and light lacing. Nose of citrus hops. Medium in body. The flavor is mild hops and caramel malts. Bitter finish. Not a lot going on here and the only imperial aspect of this beer is the alcohol..

3.1
Oakes (17697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
Sweetish aroma with herbal and slightly citrusy notes. A little dull on the palate. Decent amount of bitterness. Some caramel malts. Finishes mostly dry.

3.6
nimbleprop (8384) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Sampled at the DC Local Tasting a 22oz bottle pours a hazy, burnt orange with some clumpy white head. Nose is grapefruit, pine, a little soapy, sweet too, orange candies. Flavor is sweet, malty, pine, grapefruit, lemons, limes. Full bodied, sweet, zesty finish.

3.5
sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours light copper, slightly hazy with a thin off-white head; good retention. Aroma is citrus and floral hops, cookie malt, and orange peel. Flavor is mostly sweet with citrus and earthy hops balanced with toasted malt undertones. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

3.4
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
651mL thanks to beerandblues2. Pours a hazy deep orange with a thicker yellowish head. Good retention and lace. Cheesy, sticky, berry nose. Taste is nutty, sticky, astringent with typical older DIPA notes. Big cheesecloth. Sticky. Thankfully it gets very oily and herbal with slight medicinal characters and alcohol warming through the finish. Once upon a time this was probably pretty ballin’.

3.5
Travlr (24913) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Bright copper color. Aroma of flowers, pine resin. Taste is pine, citrus, flowers. Not bad.

2.9
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
hazy honey, thin large bubbled white head. Nose is soap, light mango, pine. Flavor is paper and cardboard, heavy sugar finish, light orange. Sweet and gritty finish.

3.1
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Big sweet and citrus nose. Taste is similar, lots of grapefruit lots of toffee and a touch of dark fruit. Not my thing.

3.6
BeerandBlues2 (13332) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy floral, pine, and citrus hops with biscuit malt and fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with medium malt and fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.8
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle for Jared. Cheers bro! Pours a nice copper orange with a small white head. Aroma picks up lots of caramel and toffee malts backing some floral hops. Floral and citrus hops come out in the taste. Sweet bitterness is solidly backed by heavy caramel malts. Lengthy, creamy palate. Good beer


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