Alaskan Black IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Black IPAAlaskan Black IPA
BA SCORE
3.71/5
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
pDev:
11.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$1.99 for a 12 oz. Best Before 050713

A: Looks like a porter...tan colored head. The beer itself exactly dark, there is a hint of ruby tint. The head does stay around for a while, with some minimal lacing.

S: Dank hop aroma ... pine sap, fresh grapefruit peel, a bit of ganja. Very mild roast aromas surprisingly. Aroma is mostly hop.

T: Very much on the IPA side of "Black IPA" ... grapefruit, lemon pith, strong coffee, hint of chocolate. The aftertaste is a long lasting dry woodsy bitterness.

M: Has medium carbonation, perhaps a bit thin, but then this isn't a chewy stout.

O: I liked this Black IPA a lot. I'd buy it again if nothing new was on the shelf.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 5/4/2013. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, char, light coffee, grapefruit, orange zest, pine, lemon zest, floral, grass, and floral earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and roasted malt notes; solid strength and very pleasant. Taste of dark chocolate, char, light coffee, grapefruit, orange zest, pine, floral, lemon zest, grass, and floral earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, char, citrus zest, floral, pine, and grass on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop and roasted malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, sticky, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice black IPA. Nice complexity and good balance of hop/malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Alaskan Black IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 385 ratings
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