Alaskan Black IPA - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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3.63/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Aug. 6, 2012 (picked it up for $9.49 for a six-pack at Village Square Liquor & Kegs in Grantville (San Diego, Calif.) on Aug. 6, 2012). Two-to-three fingers of tan head, a bit like khaki pants, that settles to a full layer of espresso on the top. Lace stays strong and balanced on the top and sporadic and foamy on the sides.
Good variety of smells on the nose. Got dark roasty malts first, maybe even some nuts. Small whiffs of coffee beans. Then comes plenty of hops, but not sure it was citrus. Smells good though. The best part of the beer, but I couldn’t quite pull the trigger on a 4.5 rating.
Taste was initially a bit disappointing after the smell, but wasn’t so bad after all. Got bitter hops in the beginning, fiving way to the roasty dark malts that I smelled earlier. Kind of a weak watery finish.
Deceivingly medium-to-light body. Thin oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish. Seemed to warm quickly.
I’d say this was more of your average Black IPA, but I would have it again. That could be because I seem to love Black IPA’s, but still. Much better for me than the regular Alaskan IPA.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2012 05:13:33 | More by BucannonXC5
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