Alaskan IPA - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine May 2007.
This brand had a short "keg only" showing last summer, but beer enthusiasts cried out for more. Alaskan appeased the thirsty crowd with their IPA, now bottled year-round.
Drops into the glass with a short stack of foam that subsides to a very sticky yet thin lace. A tad hazed within the dim golden-colored brew. Evergreen, hemp and lemon zest hop aromas attack the nose (in a loving way).
No lack of smoothness here--the moderate body holds onto a light carbonation that lends a dash of crispness to the mouthfeel. Big healthy herbal, hemp seed, blond tobacco and ruby red grapefruit hop flavors jump up first. Hop bitterness is not shy, with a resin burn that does not seem to want to go away. Malt sweetness and bread flavors are only underlying flavors. Finishes bitter but fresh, with a long lingering hop flavor in the dryness.
Drinkability scores high, which is great, but remember this beer is 6.2 percent ABV. Spot-on for the style and a hophead's dream. A half-dozen Northwest oysters per bottle is a must--Barron Point, Penn Cove and Willapa Bay would all be especially delicious with this.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2010 18:09:32 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
3.63/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle received in trade from BeerKangaroo, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a huge bubbly off white head that persists forever. Aromas of caramel and citrus dominate with hints of mineral to round it out. The flavor is a bit of pine, spice, and citrus with a solid bready caramel to back it up. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mineral mouthfeel. Nice easy drinker, a bit old school but certainly serviceable.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 23:11:59 | More by johnnnniee
Alaskan IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.