Pours opaque with hints of red on the edges. Huge tan foam has great staying power. Lacing is frequent, sticky and throughout.
Aroma of pine and roast are strongest. Chocolate. Hints of citrus. The pine is the strongest, the roast just adds support without dominating. Toffee.
Taste is roast, chocolate and a touch of sweetness. Pine hops pairs with roast and chalk to balance the finish.
Medium body with medium carbonation. Chalky, possibly black malt, which dries the palate while the rest leaves the mouth somewhat juicy.
Nice balance of dark, sweet and hops. The chalky finish is my biggest gripe: it sticks around too long. One of the better black ales I have had lately. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Saturday, August 08, 2015 at 21:44:39
Tasted: Saturday, August 08, 2015
$9.19 for 22 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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The aroma of Alaskan Double Black IPA consists of fresh, citrus notes from Northwest hops and the heavy, dry bouquet of roasted grains. Brewed with an array of dark malts, Alaskan Double Black IPA features the distinctive flavors of coffee and bitter chocolate with a subtle toasted sweetness. Large hop additions late in the boil, and dry-hopping after fermentation, lighten and refresh the overall perception and flavor of the beer. It finishes with a dry palate and lingering warmth and bitterness.