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Alaskan Black IPA - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Black IPAAlaskan Black IPA

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BA SCORE
84
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354 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 14
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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hophopandaway14

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

07-05-2012 03:21:35 | More by hophopandaway14
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Smurf2055

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

07-20-2013 03:52:24 | More by Smurf2055
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SFACRKnight

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

02-21-2012 20:04:26 | More by SFACRKnight
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Mrpickles

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

02-10-2012 02:03:36 | More by Mrpickles
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pandatron

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

04-18-2012 23:13:54 | More by pandatron
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claytong

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

01-14-2012 00:02:21 | More by claytong
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terence

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

02-17-2013 02:08:28 | More by terence
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assman79

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

01-08-2012 01:08:27 | More by assman79
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Satan70

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

04-17-2012 02:59:01 | More by Satan70
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beertunes

Washington

2.55/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a lightly opaque black with 1/4 inch of tan head that had no retention or lacing. The aroma had solid roast notes upfront, some malt backing that up and subtle hopping in the far background.

The taste was definitely malt dominant, with the roast feature placing second and some barely noticeable hops in the background. The body was fairly typical for the style, in the medium range, and had the roast lingering on the finish.

Drinkability was OK, but the lack of outstanding features makes me wonder why you'd want more than one. Overall, a below average example of what I generally find to a bastard of a style. If you like Cascadia Dark Ales, you'll probably be OK with this beer. Even if the lack of bold hop presence makes me wonder where the "IPA" is in this Black IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2012 15:30:25 | More by beertunes
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.6/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

3rd time reviewing this beer tonight.

Beige head. Sticky lace. Color is dark brown.

Aroma: Chocolate and caramel. Sticky hop resin hop profile. Floral and grassy hops. Orange and grapefruit citrus.

Taste: Follows nose, but more hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Sticky and bitter. Roasty. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky.

Overall, a decent beer, but not for me. Too much malts and hops going on at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 07:20:18 | More by mothman
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chippo33

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

04-06-2013 05:54:31 | More by chippo33
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Jave

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

03-01-2013 15:01:40 | More by Jave
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Frankcost

Minnesota

2.9/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a single bottle from Top Ten Wine & Spirits poured into a stone pint glass

A- black can't see thru it, with a mocha colored head that dissipates real quick

S- right away piny hops citrus and a little coffee aromas

T- piny citrusy hops lemon zestyness pretty mild bitterness finish with some milk chocolate

M- medium bodied some creaminess

O- good beer but not my favorite style of beer love the Alaskan brewery but there our others I would prefer If I had to drink a bipa

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 04:54:39 | More by Frankcost
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Efeswasmy1st


2.9/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle, dark brown with 1/4" tan head that mostly stayed with.

Aroma is faint with some coffee and spruce.

Taste --Some coffee initially that is overtaken by the bitterness of the hops

Mouthfeel-- Bitterness stays with you, too long for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 02:15:15 | More by Efeswasmy1st
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Halcyondays

California

2.95/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep brown with a moderate dark tan head. Good climbing lace.

S: Charcoal and roast, but fairly AC, a light smell.

T: Roasted malt, some dark chocolate, still a lot of greeness/mossy. Has some good flavour components, but they don't coalesce that well. It's OK.

M: Medium-bodied, frothy, some biting carbonation at the end. Medium aftertaste.

O: A well intentioned effort, but it's just middle of the road at best. At least it wasn't a new Black IPA that was priced through the roof which was refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 03:28:30 | More by Halcyondays
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Reidrover

Oregon

2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz single from Roth’s Vista Market. S.Salem. $1.75 Mahogany coloured beer with a small wispy tan head.Degenerates into lace within seconds. Almost no aroma..what there is is dusty chocolate malts vestiges of herbal hop Taste is also very weak..like a watered down porter..again just vestiges of any sort of hop. I guess its OK on the palate..just weak Overall one of the WORST CDAs i have had..come on Alaskan you can do much much better!!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 03:24:17 | More by Reidrover
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mactrail

Washington

2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark brown with a golden hint. Pleasant carbonation in the mouth. Smell is not as hoppy as one would hope. Slight herbaceous nose, but musty. Maybe this stuff is a little old. Hops seem plentiful but lack in the aromatics. I don't get much pleasure out of the bitterness. Malt seems scorched and anemic. Still, it's quite beery and fills the mouth nicely.

Light bodied. Seems like a lighter version of the over-hopped Schwartzbier that has become the must-brew recipe for everyone. They should have stuck to the spruce buds.

From the 12 oz twist-cap bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 06:08:19 | More by mactrail
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Sargully

Oregon

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-07-2012 04:03:03 | More by Sargully
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mcdsports

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-25-2013 04:47:34 | More by mcdsports
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-08-2014 13:39:34 | More by tbone64
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GarretD

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-05-2012 04:03:05 | More by GarretD
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blackcloud

Alaska

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-03-2013 22:29:54 | More by blackcloud
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aliasdjivory

Iowa

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-28-2013 19:39:38 | More by aliasdjivory
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tclang

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.4%

05-12-2013 20:55:23 | More by tclang
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Alaskan Black IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.