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Alaskan Imperial Red Ale (Pilot Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Imperial Red Ale (Pilot Series)Alaskan Imperial Red Ale (Pilot Series)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

116 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: harrymel on 12-06-2012)
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RyanK252

California

4.45/5  rDev +15%

Bottle poured into Speakeasy Ales and Lagers pint glass

A: Pours a gorgeous deep ruby reddish brown with a little light brown head that fades quickly

S: bright citrus and tropical fruit hops and sweet roasted malt

T: Citrus and pine hops, some tropical fruit in there as well, well balanced with caramel malt sweetness, a little grapefruit and pine bitterness on the back end, and a little alcohol warmth going down though well hidden in the taste

M: Medium body, low to medium carbonation

O: Was very happy to come across this bottle and even happier to drink it. Very tasty! I wish it was slightly lower in abv so I could drink more of it.

08-26-2014 02:26:24 | More by RyanK252
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JohnBender

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-25-2014 08:39:53 | More by JohnBender
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fergchri

Alaska

4.4/5  rDev +13.7%

08-24-2014 02:49:23 | More by fergchri
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golf4collet

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.5%

08-23-2014 01:07:59 | More by golf4collet
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/20/2014. Pours crystal clear ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, floral, grass, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and dark malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, floral, grass, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp/sticky, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial red ale. All around good complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

08-22-2014 03:04:03 | More by superspak
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

On-tap at 3 Cellars in Franklin, WI:

Pours deep red with a thick, lasting head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of toasted caramel and toffee with pineapple and other tropical fruits, citrus and pine.

The taste is of caramel/toffee/nougat with pineapple and (mango?) a general tropical fruitiness (and a touch of pine). Some alcohol warmth shows in the finish.

It is creamy smooth.

A delightful brew! Hops are certainly present but allow the rich maltiness to show through. Well-balanced for a hop-leaning red ale.

08-21-2014 16:31:33 | More by jwc215
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ReverendJon

Alaska

3.92/5  rDev +1.3%

08-18-2014 04:50:24 | More by ReverendJon
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cdwil

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-17-2014 12:42:46 | More by cdwil
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kew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-17-2014 01:35:10 | More by kew
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LaLaSnite


3.56/5  rDev -8%

08-15-2014 01:36:33 | More by LaLaSnite
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Hopped_up_Chuck

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-14-2014 01:04:27 | More by Hopped_up_Chuck
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-12-2014 23:12:30 | More by kjkinsey
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Fabiand

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-09-2014 04:57:40 | More by Fabiand
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drinkAK

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-09-2014 03:55:46 | More by drinkAK
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J_Dub

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-08-2014 22:37:59 | More by J_Dub
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TheRougeBastard

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-05-2014 03:59:25 | More by TheRougeBastard
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-04-2014 21:47:00 | More by cbcrunch
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-04-2014 03:03:59 | More by jheezee
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sonnydeezy

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-31-2014 04:45:17 | More by sonnydeezy
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mostfadedone

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-28-2014 10:19:11 | More by mostfadedone
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RobertH50

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-26-2014 01:39:47 | More by RobertH50
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polopaul20

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-24-2014 19:15:30 | More by polopaul20
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Srabe

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-23-2014 03:02:19 | More by Srabe
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Northtexan

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-22-2014 22:55:15 | More by Northtexan
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rkarimi

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%

07-22-2014 21:47:51 | More by rkarimi
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Alaskan Imperial Red Ale (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.