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Alaskan Imperial IPA (Pilot Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
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83 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-13-2011)
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

GClarkage, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

rhinonau, Mar 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

dwitt24, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Jodawn, Nov 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jaydoc, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Pours amber with foamy, long lasting, white head. Aroma is of sherry, citrusy hops, biscuit malt, orange marmalade and hint of alcohol. Body is full and tangy. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and dry. Well made Imperial IPA.

mikeg67, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JamLand, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Beerbuddy21, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

gatornation, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

sloelco, Jan 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

HungarianCount, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a solid dark gold to light tan with ample white head, 1.24" in size. Aroma was seemingly Cascade hops coming out of it, they went old hop school here, it seems to be only the C hops of old, nothing proprietary hopwise going on. Well maybe Simcoe, but that's just because its so bitter.

Yes, bitter. And it has the malt body to not make it poor in taste, it simply doesn't impart the hop mouthfeel/flavor. I know, its something I write over and over, but I think it really gets to the point when you say an ipa (especially double) is really bitter but not imparting hops. Like they dry hopped with pennies as much as hops. Thankfully, this isn't thick resiny sticky, which also many of these bitter bombs seem to indulge in moreso. Astringent instead of imparting any notions of fruity like hop flavors and aromas. Of course Alaskan doesn't seem to bottle date in any discernable sense for the average consumer, so who knows if freshness was an issue.

The single IPA Alaskan makes is so much more aromatic and enjoyable.

Beerandraiderfan, Sep 25, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Alaskan Imperial IPA was disappointing. It wasn't especially hoppy and it tasted oxidised.

A: Orange colour and not much head 3.5

S: Sweet malty nose with some citrus hops. 3.5

T: Piney citrus hops and a good malty base. Oxidised aftertaste. 3.5

M: Undercarbonated. 3

O: 3

vandemonian, Sep 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

t0rin0, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of Gavage
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a clear dark orange color with a one finger head. Thick surface coating lingers through the drink.

Smell: grapefruit and pineapple dominate with some softer earthy hop bitterness.

Taste: nice malt presence with loads of grapefruit, some pineapple, lemon zest, a bit of pine and some earthy notes. Bitterness is hearty. Alcohol slightly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium- heavy bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smoother and lightly dry at the finish.

Overall: a decent DIPA that is citrus centric. Easy to quaff.

Gavage, May 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

ygtbsm94, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma if full of citrus fruit, with a ton of orange and pineapple notes. I also get a little bit of biscuit malt. The flavor is also very fruity. I get a ton of pineapple, orange and apricot notes, with just a hint of malt. The bitterness is fairly high due to the lack of malt in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Apr 10, 2012
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2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Review from 3/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a clear orange amber. Half a finger head with light lacing. Aroma of light hops and malt. Nice citric hop and malt start, but a very astringent middle with an unpleasant almost metallic aftertaste. Medium bodied. I don't know why this was so subpar for me, maybe a bad bottle? An uncommon miss from Alaskan.

LiquidAmber, Mar 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

CoryR, Feb 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

savagepm, Jan 26, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 01/07/12 notes. Thanks to MrChopin on RB for sharing this one. 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a murky medium orange color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, fruity malts, and light pine hops. Lots of oranges and fruity, pretty nice.

t - Tastes of oranges, lemons, citrus hops, fruity malts, and light pine hops. Not as strong as the nose, but still nice.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Not a lot of bitterness, pretty easy to drink for the ABV.

o - Overall a nice DIPA from Alaskan. Some nice orange and citrus hops to it, would certainly have it again.

mdfb79, Jan 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

gkunkle, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

chuckgfk, Jan 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

nmann08, Jan 08, 2012
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Alaskan Imperial IPA (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.