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Alaskan Black IPA - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Black IPAAlaskan Black IPA

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84
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364 Ratings
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 14
Gots: 16 | 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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RyV

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

08-01-2013 04:04:18 | More by RyV
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-27-2013 23:53:01 | More by OgreSanchez
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beergil

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

07-23-2013 22:43:06 | More by beergil
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b-one

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-21-2013 23:12:08 | More by b-one
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Smurf2055

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-18-2013 06:08:52 | More by sloelco
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davelag

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-17-2013 19:15:33 | More by davelag
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-17-2013 03:54:45 | More by Birdlegs
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beergoot

Colorado

3.69/5  rDev -0.5%

Mahogany brown body topped with foamy head. Spicy, pungent hop aroma mixing it up with a roasted grain characteristic; chocolate and mint; faint cherry. Flavors mimicking the aromas but with a stronger malt presence. Medium bodied; slight tingling on the tongue from the carbonation; clean and dry.

A good dark ale overall with a decent use of hops all around. There is a slight cola-like quality towards the finish, but the malt grain richness and hop bitterness win out overall.

07-17-2013 01:59:58 | More by beergoot
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HardWater

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-08-2013 17:59:09 | More by HardWater
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-06-2013 15:12:08 | More by zenwatts
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wvyeager

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-05-2013 20:03:45 | More by wvyeager
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tubeyes

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-03-2013 01:54:37 | More by tubeyes
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GoldHorde

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-26-2013 04:15:47 | More by GoldHorde
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Strix

Wisconsin

4.11/5  rDev +10.8%

Murky burnt umber with a nice head that sticks.

Smells quite malty, hint of cocoa and chocolate, faint pine/dark chocolate hop note

Rich malt, dark bread, cocoa, the hops are subtle and provide more of a dark chocolate note than anything.

Smooth mouthfeel, a bit on the thin side but it works.

While most black IPAs come down on the side of light, this one comes down on the side of dark, and sort of comes off like a hoppy porter or stout. A different take on it, but a tasty one, I thought.

06-26-2013 02:16:11 | More by Strix
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

06-12-2013 21:50:26 | More by gleemonger
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PaleZombie

Arizona

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

A - Deep ruby color with about a 2 finger of tan head which quickly dissipated.

S - Piny, grapefruity hops. Roasted malts, some mild sweet chocolate notes.

T - First the roasted malts and sweet chocolate notes hit you then are followed by some piny grapefruity notes on the end with a mild coffee bitterness that lingers.

M - Fairly smooth and easy drinking, on the lighter side of medium with mild carbonation.

O - Fairly pleasant beer and very easy drinking. Pretty complex also. I could see myself session this one. Especially at $6.99 for a 6 pack.

06-12-2013 00:25:04 | More by PaleZombie
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-10-2013 07:16:32 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-01-2013 02:51:55 | More by Woodman70
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jabo134

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-30-2013 02:59:59 | More by jabo134
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BryantForestry

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-30-2013 01:22:20 | More by BryantForestry
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makersmarkers

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%

The lady at the local package store recommended this little number from Juneau, AK when I mentioned that I enjoyed the flavor of hops and was seeking a seasonal or limited offering. I took it home with some excitement, as it is my first taste of this style of brew.

From the bottle and into the double-walled Bodum glass it poured an almost-black dark brown, which looked deep red when held up to the light. It created nearly an inch of frothy tan head which left remarkable lacing as it went down the glass. The aroma of this beer is quite enjoyable: dark chocolate, raisins, caramel, pine, and moss all come through very well. The bitterness of the hops, however, is somewhat overwhelming in the taste. Behind the earthy, pine-y notes of the hops, there is a bit of vanilla and the impression that some of the complexity of the aroma is also in the taste. It's just a bit overpowered. I thought the beer had good carbonation and had a pleasant body but nevertheless felt a touch light on my tongue. Overall, I expected a bit more but I enjoyed every bottle in the pack. I will be trying other black IPAs, for sure, but I'll think twice about buying this one again unless there are no other options.

05-27-2013 02:11:37 | More by makersmarkers
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Jmick28

Arizona

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-24-2013 03:44:20 | More by Jmick28
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BryanCarey

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%

Alaskan Black IPA is a dark beer with an interesting and varied nose that combines such things as roasted malt, earthy notes, citrus, and pine. The generous tan- colored foam has good staying power and leaves its mark all along your glass as you drink.

Alaskan Black IPA is a complex beer with flavors of citrus fruits, pine, and bread with some coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is shaped by contributions of a dark ale and IPA, like you expect, but the taste leans more in the direction of an IPA than anything. The bitter sensation is a little more evident here than with other black IPA, but it is still kept under control enough that most consumers will find it to their liking.

Alaskan Black IPA is certainly a tasty beer and it rates a notch better than other black IPA I have tried. It is less balanced than others, with a greater reliance on the hops, but that fact should not dissuade anyone from sampling it, as its taste is still very good and memorable. The complexity and other factors make this ale one for the record and one everyone should add to their list of beers to try.

05-20-2013 04:34:05 | More by BryanCarey
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eliz108

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-17-2013 15:48:59 | More by eliz108
Alaskan Black IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.