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Alaskan Jalapeño Imperial IPA - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Jalapeño Imperial IPAAlaskan Jalapeño Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 23
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tpd975 on 05-13-2008

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Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 25
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.94/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

IPA 1st with a great pepper after taste not spicy, very good

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3.48/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man.

Copper orange body with a small off-white head. Aromas of citrus and hops. Spicy peppers emerge more as the beer warms a bit. Jalapeño blends nicely into the flavor profile, rather than overpower. An interesting beer. Fun to try. Best in small quantities.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.65/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Was not really impressed with this beer. Had higher hopes as I have liked some of their other beers. The color was nice, there was no real smell that I would expect with a pepper beer. Was not able to pull any of the pepper taste from the beer. As for the IPA beer itself, I would consider it just average.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bomber from Total Wine back in late April for $8.99. Best before 7/30/14.

Beer poured golden orange with a nice white head upon the initial pour.

Nose is citrus hop city, quite nice.

Taste starts with a nice bready malt backbone, grapefruit hops form the next layer, and a mild jalapeno chili dominates the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall this is a pretty interesting twist on the double IPA style. The base brew is a nice recipe and the jalapeno infusion is done well.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

This was poured into a borrowed snifter.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer gracefully.
The smell had a good combination of sweet citrus to spicy chile, just awesome, really.
The taste was spicy and sweet with a nice light combined spicy/sweet aftertaste and finish.
The mouthfeel was sharp and hot with the chile taking a good effect to my tongue.
Overall, this was my first chile beer to review and it won't be my last. I am looking forward to ABC putting this out again.

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Alaskan Jalapeño Imperial IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.