Alaskan Black IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Black IPAAlaskan Black IPA
BA SCORE
60%
Liked This Beer
3.71 w/ 385 ratings
Alaskan Black IPAAlaskan Black IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
alaskanbeer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pdoran10 on 12-31-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
385
Liked:
231
Avg:
3.71/5
pDev:
11.59%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of beertunes
2.6/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a lightly opaque black with 1/4 inch of tan head that had no retention or lacing. The aroma had solid roast notes upfront, some malt backing that up and subtle hopping in the far background.

The taste was definitely malt dominant, with the roast feature placing second and some barely noticeable hops in the background. The body was fairly typical for the style, in the medium range, and had the roast lingering on the finish.

Drinkability was OK, but the lack of outstanding features makes me wonder why you'd want more than one. Overall, a below average example of what I generally find to a bastard of a style. If you like Cascadia Dark Ales, you'll probably be OK with this beer. Even if the lack of bold hop presence makes me wonder where the "IPA" is in this Black IPA.

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Photo of mothman
2.61/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

3rd time reviewing this beer tonight.

Beige head. Sticky lace. Color is dark brown.

Aroma: Chocolate and caramel. Sticky hop resin hop profile. Floral and grassy hops. Orange and grapefruit citrus.

Taste: Follows nose, but more hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Sticky and bitter. Roasty. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky.

Overall, a decent beer, but not for me. Too much malts and hops going on at the same time.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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2.88/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a single bottle from Top Ten Wine & Spirits poured into a stone pint glass

A- black can't see thru it, with a mocha colored head that dissipates real quick

S- right away piny hops citrus and a little coffee aromas

T- piny citrusy hops lemon zestyness pretty mild bitterness finish with some milk chocolate

M- medium bodied some creaminess

O- good beer but not my favorite style of beer love the Alaskan brewery but there our others I would prefer If I had to drink a bipa

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2.89/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle, dark brown with 1/4" tan head that mostly stayed with.

Aroma is faint with some coffee and spruce.

Taste --Some coffee initially that is overtaken by the bitterness of the hops

Mouthfeel-- Bitterness stays with you, too long for my taste.

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2.92/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep brown with a moderate dark tan head. Good climbing lace.

S: Charcoal and roast, but fairly AC, a light smell.

T: Roasted malt, some dark chocolate, still a lot of greeness/mossy. Has some good flavour components, but they don't coalesce that well. It's OK.

M: Medium-bodied, frothy, some biting carbonation at the end. Medium aftertaste.

O: A well intentioned effort, but it's just middle of the road at best. At least it wasn't a new Black IPA that was priced through the roof which was refreshing.

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2.96/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark brown with a golden hint. Pleasant carbonation in the mouth. Smell is not as hoppy as one would hope. Slight herbaceous nose, but musty. Maybe this stuff is a little old. Hops seem plentiful but lack in the aromatics. I don't get much pleasure out of the bitterness. Malt seems scorched and anemic. Still, it's quite beery and fills the mouth nicely.

Light bodied. Seems like a lighter version of the over-hopped Schwartzbier that has become the must-brew recipe for everyone. They should have stuck to the spruce buds.

From the 12 oz twist-cap bottle.

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2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz single from Roth’s Vista Market. S.Salem. $1.75 Mahogany coloured beer with a small wispy tan head.Degenerates into lace within seconds. Almost no aroma..what there is is dusty chocolate malts vestiges of herbal hop Taste is also very weak..like a watered down porter..again just vestiges of any sort of hop. I guess its OK on the palate..just weak Overall one of the WORST CDAs i have had..come on Alaskan you can do much much better!!

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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Alaskan Black IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 60% out of 100 with 385 ratings
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