Alaskan Imperial Red Ale (Pilot Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
Alaskan Imperial Red Ale (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.