Alaskan Imperial Red Ale
Here’s a new beer in the Pilot Series lineup from Alaskan. This beer features Centennial, Citra, Meridian, and Summit hops. So hopefully it won’t taste like crab.
American Red Ale. 8.5% ABV. Alaska. Limited Release.
Nice coppery-red color. Quite a nice head on here on the pour.
Hoppy! Smells like an IPA actually. Lots of pine, little bit of citrus (grapefruit, orange) with a little bit of vanilla and caramel. Smells strong, hint of booze.
Really nice mouthfeel. Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Really nice “tooth”.
Really hoppy up front with a bit of sweetness that gets fairly earthy on the mid-palate and dries out on the finish, which may just be the result of bitterness. The finish is really lovely with a floral, grapefruit, and honey flavor.
Really loving this beer. I’d just go ahead and call it an DIPA. It’s perhaps a bit too dark, but we are splitting hairs. 91 points.