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Alaskan Imperial Rye (Pilot Series) - Alaskan Brewing Company

Alaskan Imperial Rye (Pilot Series)

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Overall: 9.16/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American Imperial IPA

ABV: 8.50%

IBU: 70

Season: One-time

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  • A: 9.0 | T: 10.0 | L: 10.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • Color: Amber
  • Pours clear. Inch of small bubbled, tan foam. Good retention while frothy mildly. Sporadic thin, sticky lacing.

    Aroma is big on rye. Caramel rides shotgun while citrus hops brings up the rear.

    Taste is sweet up front. Rye in the middle to the finish, joined by citrus. Rye gives a nice spicey bite while the hops add a slight balancing bitterness.

    Medium body. Medium or better carbonation. Dry. No alcohol.

    Had the bottle for a couple of months and don't know how old it is since there isn't a date on the bottle. Feel the citrus would be stronger, giving the beer even more balance. The rye is perfect in this beer, might be overpowering for some. Still the a bit tough to throw down lots of this stuff. Nice offering. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 15:54:22
  • Tasted: Thursday, September 10, 2015
  • $9.19 for 22 oz. bottle
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Beer Notes
  • The American Imperial IPA style was developed and made popular by west coast American breweries seeking to create a highly intense drinking experience. The style is most often characterized by a gold or copper color, citrus hop character, big malt body and lingering bitterness. The use of rye in this beer puts it in the specialty beer category and brings spiciness and black pepper notes to the flavor.
Cost Breakdown
  • $9.19, 1 serving(s), 22 oz. bottles
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