Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
American IPA
3.61 | pDev: 9.42%
Sep 23, 2018
Oct 05, 2015
The hop-dominant flavor and aroma might make you think this is a “bigger” beer, but the drinkable, thirst-quenching attributes of Kicker are enhanced by a lower alcohol content. A light caramel or toffee malt background and light to medium body mouth feel make this session ale a satisfying brew. The aroma delivers a bright hop aroma of citrus, such as grapefruit and tangerine, with a light malt backbone. The hop flavors can be truly fruity, with tangerine and strawberry notes coming from Citra and Amarillo, and a grapefruit and pine taste from Simcoe and Mosaic hops.

45 IBU
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Rated: 3.75 by Turbo from Minnesota

Sep 23, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Jul 14, 2018
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L: brilliant amber gold under a lacy 2" white cap with good retention

S: citrus, light spice, faint malt, fruit and a hint of sulfur

T: crisp and dry with mild fruit flavors, citrus, orange and plum with a trace of bread crumb

F: medium low body and medium plus carbnation

O: a crisp, refreshing, full flavored sessionable beer
Jun 18, 2018
Rated: 4 by firkingroovin from Illinois

Mar 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, piney hops, sweet malt, and an earthiness. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, piney hops, sweet malt, pale malt, and an earthiness. Overall, good appearance, light body, low bitterness, and basically a Pale Ale.
Jan 09, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by Oldkasilof from Alaska

Nov 11, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by onlymurderers from Illinois

Nov 01, 2017
Rated: 3.2 by TwoTrees from Washington

Oct 02, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by BlueSpader from Washington

Sep 30, 2017
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I guess this is their session ipa? Pours a golden color with astute clarity. 2/3" white head. Aroma had some proprietary hops in it in a small way discernable. Simcoe and citra maybe? Or Amarillo? Can't tell for sure, but it wafts in those directions.

Taste, hey a good light body, mild golden promise and/or toasted pale malt barely there body with middle of the road bitterness and a light citrus flavor component from the hops. I think it settles into a good, second tier kind of setting for session ipas. I like its relative low cost and easy availability. Its a beer for crushing, not Chicago pouring. The mouth feel is good, while some may say thin or watery, that's the joke gif all over this, its a fucking 4.5% session ipa you clowns, that is like bitching that an ipa is too hoppy or not balanced.
Sep 08, 2017
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Reviewed by FriedSlug from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nice orange gold beer with a fluffy, slightly off white head that left big bands of lacing. Floral, fruity and sweet aromas rise from the glass. This smells really good for a session beer. The taste is all session beer with light sweetness and decent bitterness. There is a lingering, mild sweetness though that is a bit grainy/malty. Overall a pretty decent session IPA.
Sep 08, 2017
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap. Pours clear, gold in color with minimal head. Taste is apricot and light orange. Slightly bitter, juicy, with light body and moderate carbonation. Makes for a New England style sessionable ipa. Could drink this all day.
Aug 02, 2017
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Got this from Vintage Estate about a month ago. Pint glass poured.

Surprisingly dark for a session IPA more orange brown deep hue with a 1/4 inch of head that fades to a nice ring. Good hop bitterness in the nose almost full bodied IPA aroma's of bitter pine and citrus. Taste is more bland really with a shine of some hop bitterness but approachable hop taste. Body is milder than nose implies very watery and light.

Overall to me another forgettable session IPA. Next onto the regular IPA
Apr 25, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
pretty solid little session ipa from these guys, real easy drinking but like all of the alaskan hop forward beers, it has quite a bit of substance to it, and seems to me to be a more meaty and hearty type of session beer. golden to brass in color with an airy inch of white head from the tap. citrus hops on the nose right away, mostly grapefruit and orange to me, fresh and juicy without a ton of bitterness, and some definite grain balance. the malts in nose and in the taste are pretty simple, not sweet so much, but a little baked and biscuity quality to it, perhaps a dab of honey to it or something too. the hops are very fresh, bitey and vegetal, dosed big for a session type, and not all in the dry hop either, this is a bit more old school in that way it seems. carbonation isnt quite at excited levels, but it ends up being an easy down and fairly refreshing beer too, despite being on the fuller and more robust end of the session spectrum. i have enjoyed the hoppy stuff from alaskan more and more lately.
Mar 23, 2017
Rated: 3.3 by Yeldarb92 from Ohio

Jan 27, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by Ilafan from Minnesota

Jan 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Impetuous from Montana

3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Good head leaves prodigious lacing over orange copper body.

Flavor is surprisingly full. If the label didn't tell it, ida thunk this had higher abv. Malt biscuits and light citrus flavors. Fluffy textures overall.
Jan 13, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by bundy462 from Texas

Jan 08, 2017
Rated: 3 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jan 07, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Dec 30, 2016
Kicker from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 84 ratings