Alaskan Imperial Red Ale (Pilot Series) | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Imperial Red Ale (Pilot Series)Alaskan Imperial Red Ale (Pilot Series)
BA SCORE
3.88/5
263 Ratings
Alaskan Imperial Red Ale (Pilot Series)Alaskan Imperial Red Ale (Pilot Series)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by harrymel on 12-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,896
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
263
pDev:
9.28%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
48
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 263 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of uccle81
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerguyRN
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too much bitter from this red ale for my tastes. This is said from someone who hates IPAs and loves velvety smooth stouts.

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Photo of nuebs
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of buschbeer
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ bottle
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours copper colored with burnt orange highlights. It is topped with two inches of tan head that leaves some nice lacing.

The aroma is toast and grain.

It starts out with an almost fruity flavor. Then I get some toast and biscuit. The finish is mild hops.

Medium mouthfeel

This is a big malty beer. I was expecting a hoppy red ale, but they learned me. It is good for what it is.

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Photo of entenduintransit
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of northcoastwolf
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vma
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Rich, Sweet, Malty, Bitter

A bright, rich ruby-colored beer and an off-white foamy head with legs. Oranges, herbs, and spice in the nose. Nearly full-bodied, a bit chewy, with lots of carbonation and a crisp and creamy mouthfeel that goes sweet and juicy with oranges, ripe apple, burnt caramel and toasty malts. Leafy hops on the back end leave the finish dry and a bit bitter. Imperial IPA fans looking for something that's more malt forward ... this beer is for you.

STYLE: American Red Ale | ABV: 8.5% | AVAILABILITY: Rotating

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #99 (APR 2015)

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Photo of flagmantho
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: rich, dark amber hue with maybe a dash of haze. Head pours a finger of frothy ivory foam; looks good to me!

Smell: lightly sweet caramel and toffee, although there's definitely some strength underneath.

Taste: sweet, caramelly, bready and with a moderate bitterness toward the end. None of that biscuitiness that I dislike so much in the style. I'm not normally a fan of ambers but this is really quite good.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a big carbonation and a very nice creaminess. I like it.

Overall: I'll admit I was not going into this beer with high hopes, but I really rather like it. Sweet and strong, but not biscuity or cloying. I dig it.

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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NateMac13
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenGap
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decent red but just feel that the smell falls flat. Taste is red ale with some lingering bitterness. Look is nice red ale hue. Overall solid offering but wish there was more smell to open the beer and give some complexity.

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Photo of Raime
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ahhhh bout time we finally got this reviewing systems back!.

Born onf 7/13/15 so you know it's gonna be good ;).

Look -Pours deep ruby with a three finger off-white head that sticks around and leaves a ton of lacing.

Smell - Alright so...It's malty and there is a touch of the hops but this smell is fairly weak.

Taste - Perfectly balanced malts with fresh squeezed grapefruit juices and a touch toasty.

Feel - Medium, sweet jolly rancher juice like body with heavy carbonation.

Overall - A greeat red. Sessionable as well for the 8.5% ABV.

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Photo of moonboogie_n8
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted from a 1 pt 6 fl oz bottle on July 5, 2015.

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Photo of Lobina
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kerrie
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hotdogtornados
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Alaskan Imperial Red Ale (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 263 ratings
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