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Alaskan Imperial Red Ale

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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.

Stats:
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.

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  1. February 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    We spend our winters in the “dry” Arctic village of Point Hope, Alaska. Mmm… LOVE Ambers. Can’t wait to try this one when we’re down in Seward this summer!

    • atattooedtale
      February 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks for the comment! It must be tough living in a dry village (though I understand why they have them in AK.). I enjoyed Silver Gulch quite a bit when I was in FAI not too long ago.

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