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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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88
very good

175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: harrymel on 12-06-2012

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3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doom_deluise
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jordanmckell
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrBoh
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle date: 11/30/14.

Pours a bright, cloudy, reddish caramel into my sniffer. A little light caramel head which fades quickly.

Aroma is boozy and sweet. Earthy, floral and citrus notes. A little burnt toast, but mainly just booze and malty sweetness.

I had not had an imperial red in a while, so I kind of forgot what to expect for taste. Strong notes of bread, bitter orange peels. Finish is full of toast and floral notes. Very sweet, but it helps masks the alcohol, balanced overall. A little metallic, but other than that, very good on the taste front.

Definitely more body than an IPA. Viscous and chewy. Definitely works well since I think it would otherwise be too boozy. It is lacking in carbonation, which really brings it down.

Good reminder of the style. A fresh tasting, boozy beer that's good for a cold winter evening, or any time in Alaska I'm sure.

Photo of Trooper92292
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very Impressive for a Red. Highly recommend.

Photo of Zorro
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark red colored ale with a tall tan colored head.

Smells sweet and strongly hoppy. Herbal with a woody scent. Citrus scent but not any specific one.

Starts out sweet and herbal with the taste of cedar plank to it. Caramel and citrus too but mostly this tastes like Cedar wood. Overall it is mild and easy on the senses.

Mouthfeel is full.

Overall a tasty ale it's only flaw is it could be a little more complex. Still this is tasty.

Photo of Motleydrunk56
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ozBomber.Very run of the mill beer.Lot of reds out there that are a lot better.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MikeDAdams
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of nicole309
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of JLBeaugh
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.92/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of FLima
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful clear amber reddish color with beige two finger thick head with great retention and leaving laces.
Nice hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit citrusy, toasted malts, grains, mango and spices.
Bitter flavor with intense notes of spices, grapefruit, toasted malts, American yeast, resin, lemon, tea bags, tropical fruits juice, bold pine, cinnamon, tobacco and caramels. Dry aftertaste with a very long lasting bitter note. Definitely you can feel the power of its 70 IBUs.
Medium towards full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 8.5% abv is behind the curtains.
Intense and bitter Imperial Red Ale, with a great hop complexity: citrusy, piney and getting mango tropical once it warms up. Malty base and bold spices complete the tripod.

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jwerner23
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of blackcloud
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark red body.
The aroma is loaded with dark fruit, dry grains and spice.
The taste is mildly sweet at first, then quickly moderately bitter, tending towards a dry bitter finish.
The texture is crisp.
Quite enjoyable.

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4.23/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.88/5  rDev -1%

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3.92/5  rDev 0%

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Alaskan Imperial Red Ale (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.