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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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.

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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.


3.3
drsordr (2798) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Drank as Ice Axe at the West Rib pub in Talkeetna AK. Pour avg gold with moderate white head. Nose sweet malt, crystal malt, and honey. Taste clean and sweet up front. Crystal malt and then light honey. Minimal grainy malt late. Nothing off putting but nothing stands out.

3.5
dnstone (3497) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Golden with a white head. Clean malty aroma. Clean malty taste. Notes: on tap at the brewery during our May ’17 Anchorage visit.

3.7
mikeymike (75) - Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2016
On draught at the restaurant. Aroma is slightly floral with a hint of alcohol. Color is a beautiful golden straw with minimal head and lacing retention. Taste is sweet and boozy. Very little bitterness. Alcohol is very present in this.

3.2
Travlr (25876) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear golden yellow color. Aroma of lightly dusty straw. Taste is lemony straw.

2.9
BeerandBlues2 (13718) - 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
BillKismet (4110) - 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
SHIG (4964) - 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
Duchammer (186) - 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
douglas88 (9573) - 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
Sledutah (7795) - 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


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