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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

167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: harrymel on 12-06-2012)
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Photo of Motleydrunk56
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +2.3%

Photo of MikeDAdams
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of JLBeaugh
3.52/5  rDev -10%

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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of FLima
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -4.1%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of demonrik
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of moundbz
4/5  rDev +2.3%

big bitter and strong, malt with power hop

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Imperial Red pours a hazy dark reddish color with a big bubbly lacing head. There is a hoppy aroma with just hints of sweetness. The taste has a big harsh malty flavor, with some noticeable hop flavors. A tad flat and watery. Overall its very nice drinkable flavorful Red Ale.

Photo of leaddog
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a dark copper with two fingers of frothy cream-coloured head.

Smell - Citrus hops, caramel malts, tropical fruit (mango), hint of toffee, hint of pine resin.

Taste - Upfront bitterness from the citrus hops and pine resin followed by sweetness of caramel malts, tropical fruit and toffee.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant lingering bitterness.

Overall - This brew hits all the right marks with the style. Excellent hop profile and balance of caramel malts. Been wanting to try a beer from the Pilot Series for a while.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

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Alaskan Imperial Red Ale (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.