Anchorage Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,399
Ranked #10,101
4.22 | pDev: 4.27%
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
Notes: Brewed with Equinot, Triple Dry-Hopped with Vic Secret, Citra, Mosaic, Waimea, and Citra Cryo!
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 18 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L: A radiant, almost neon orange, with two fingers of ivory foam leaving irregular bands of sticky lacing.

S: Impressive stonefruit aroma. Boozy nectarines and plums in the forefront, backed up by cantaloupe, orange, pine and malt.

T: Hides its ABV well and entering the sweeter side of the spectrum. Otherwise it follows the nose with solid bitterness and malt behind it. Exceptional balance for the octane this packs.

F: Smooth and juicy. Medium weight with good carbonation and a welcome touch of astringency.

O: My thirteenth IPA from Anchorage (23rd brew overall), and I see that they really excel at the 8-10% ABV range where most other brewers make boozy malt-bomb west-coasters, Anchorage makes pure bliss. I was starting to thing I was overrating them, but I wasn't focusing on their specialty. Yum. This is a must have, and in my view currently underrated.

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REVZEB from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super cloudy orangey bright body with a white cap, surface islands and tough lacing. Dank hops with passion fruit, papaya, mango, nectarine, and melon in the nose. Taste has dry and ripe tropical fruits, then dank and onion hops, before a fruit nectar added to finish. Not bitter but decently hoppy. Feel is bright, creamy, and has moments of dryness but ultimately finishes with light wetness. Stay away from the overwhelming resin which is appreciated

Jun 21, 2020
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Georgiabeer from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very solid double IPA. Rich, full aroma and taste with a healthy hit of nicely bitter hops with enough malt background to support everything, even add a bit of chewiness. Maybe a tiny bit hot in the alcohol department, but still very satisfying.

Jun 15, 2020
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just1cho from California

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

*Poured into a Teku glass from a 16oz can*

This beer poured a hazy pastel orange which had about a finger thick white colored head which had a low to moderate retention to it. When the head subsided, it left a nice lacing around my glass.

The aroma was pretty heavy on stone fruits such as: peaches, apricots, mangoes and also pineapples and oranges upfront. There was also a notable pine and resin aroma in the back-end. Pretty hop-forward on the aroma, as I didn't really get much malt character.

On the palate, I got more of a presence of malts, but it was still pretty hop-forward. Upfront, I got more of a citrus grapefruit peel and ginger than what I got on the aroma, but the stone fruits mentioned before are still very prominent in the taste. I got an interesting mixture of juicy stone fruits, grapefruit peel, and a bit of ginger on the front which then evolved to a bit of a dank pine taste. The bitterness from the grapefruit-like taste came back in the finish but it wasn't unbearably bitter and was balanced out with the bread-like taste from the malts.

This beer felt dry from start to finish. This was medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation, making this a smooth, mellow, and easy to drink beer despite the mild alcohol taste.

Super fruity, juicy, and delicious. Another great brew from Anchorage.

Jun 08, 2020
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DIM from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

There is plenty dank tropical fruit, melon, plus a bit citrus. I have to say though, I was expecting it all in more abundance. The mouthfeel is a bit listless. Pretty darn good overall but not a standout.

Edit, this grew on me as it warmed. Upping some scores a bit.

May 28, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

8.4% tdh tipa Can

White head. Hazy dark mango golden orange.

Orange, mango, papaya. Juicy and tropical. Soft. Easy drinking. This is more of a double than a triple, but I like it.

May 16, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can from Tavour. Milky, hazy pour, thick, small creamy head, chunks of sediment. Fruity aroma, tropical. Taste brings a thick melange of fruity flavors, more tropical and some stone fruit notes. Thick and juicy.

May 15, 2020
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 4/13/20, so not even 4 weeks old. Tavour shipment

Thick dull orange juice body with a small persistent white head leaving some very nice lacing.

Slightly barnyard hoppy aroma.

Wow. What a tasty beer. Warm from the abv (can says 8.4) citrusy, hoppy, a vodka and orange feeling running through it. The warmth sits in the back of your throat, and the hops and bitterness lay on your tongue. Nice one.

Mouth beyond full, finish a warm orange juice bitterness.

This one was a last minute add on to my latest Tavour shipment. Smacking myself that I only got a single. Great beer.

May 08, 2020
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 18 ratings