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Alaskan Black IPA - Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Black IPAAlaskan Black IPA

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BA SCORE
84
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344 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%


Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pdoran10 on 12-31-2011)
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BucannonXC5

California

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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Alaskan Black IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.