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Alaskan "Imperial Red Ale" (Pilot Series)
Alaskan Brewing Company - Juneau, Alaska USA
American Red Ale (ABV 8.5%) (IBU 70)

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a clear mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that possessed great retention and had awesome sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted grain malt, floral hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and a nice fruity ester (pineapple and mango).

The taste was very malty and a tad bitter-sweet with notes of tropical fruit and caramel throughout, becoming moderately bitter and quite hoppy with a good strong citrus presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with a bitter citrus peel bite left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a few steps below medium in body and dry in texture with a solid medium carbonation.

Overall this was a nice sweet hoppy brew that I believe is a good beer to just kick back and sip slowly...

Sampled: 1/26/2013
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