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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
When it was discovered that hops not only added bitterness and aroma to beer, but made it last longer too, British brewers created the IPA style to survive the long voyage to India, where her majesty’s thirsty troops awaited unspoiled ale. Twister Creek IPA combines the finest Pacific Northwest and British hops atop a foundation malty enough to balance its 71 IBUs. High octane, full-flavored, well-balanced. This is the beer you’ve been thirsty for.

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3.8
BeerBaboon (2095) - FINLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Pours gold with white head. Aroma is fruity and very hoppy. Pine and floral hop aromas. Flavor is medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter, fruity and pine.

3.8
rok1024 (1272) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 26, 2015
Almost clear golden appearance, medium head. Strong hoppy citric aroma, fruity. Pronounced bitterness, full and rounded. Very good and enjoyable IPA.

3.8
Travlr (24841) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Draft at AK BW fest 2016. Hazy golden color, fluffy tan head. Aroma of floral orange. Taste is bitter citrus. OK.

3.8
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Draft at Sushi on the Fly at ANC. Pours a clear golden color with a nice, white head. Subtle hoppy aroma. Nothing crazy. Good IPA taste. Solid hops with some citrus. Nice and crisp.

3.7
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Draft at brewery: Bright and deep golden. Very aromatic and inviting nose. Solid malt backbone. Super fruity and floral hops. Bold bitterness. Other notes of citrus (grapefruit mostly), grass, plant stems and perfume. Bitterness in the aftertaste is slightly astringent -- my only real complaint. But aside from that it’s a solid and tasty IPA.

3.7
Bookseeb (137) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Appearance has a slightly hazy orange amber supporting a nice firm head leaving spotty lace. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, piney hops and grapefruit citrus. Taste leans toward the grapefruit citrus having the sweetness of the malt following. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Not a bad IPA, leads me to want to try their other beers.

3.7
GarrettB (1600) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
August 16th, 2012 - It’s approaching a year and a half since I first jotted down the notes for Denali’s IPA, so I’m a little hazy on where and when exactly I first sampled this brew. But I do recall it being a somewhat strange experience, on account of it being an IPA in Alaska, which is very different from being an IPA in San Diego. It has a certain rarity to it that makes the IPA a smaller piece of the pie chart on a beer drinker’s menu Normally the heavy layer of snow that muffles Alaska in the colder months precludes lighter, hoppier brews, but the Spring like jubilance of Alaska’s summer is a great setting for some hops. And so, with scarcity and seasonality in mind, I dove into Denali Brewing Company’s IPA. The head is a frothy, erratic soap-like top, richly lathered after a somewhat clumsy pour, with a nice tortilla and fried fish aroma. That is to say, savory and delicious, and perhaps tainted by a nearby restaurant or diner. The palate is soft and pillowy, caressing like a heavy saison, with the same subtle grain notes. This being an IPA I expect some hops dimension to appear, though its quite soft, unassuming, and more herbal than bitter. This is good, and unique, and rounds out a feeling I’ve had in my gut since I had my first brew up in Alaska - this state does light beers surprisingly well.  I desperately want to stereotype this setting with dark porters and stouts (and to some extent this is true - look at the rating for Alaskan Brewery’s Smoked Porter, for example) but brewers up here are no slouch on the lighter stuff here.

3.7
rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Une cannette d’Alaska. Un liquide jaune doré avec une mousse blanche. Un nez franc de houblon et d’agrumes. Une bouche amère, forte et puissante. Une bière réussie. En beau cadeau de boul.

3.7
slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Well balanced with caramel and a touch of bready malt, but definitely hop forward and fresh. 55/38 at RB and I can’t for the life of me see why. This bee used that variety of hop that while sweet, has a slight onion and garlic twang to it, and it’s really hitting the spot. Citrus and pine flavors in there too. Drinks big for 6.5%

3.7
douglas88 (9188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2015
On tap at GABBF. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big citrus nose, light roast. The flavor is mostly fresh lemons, oranges, spicy, light floral notes, biscuit base. Solid.


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