Brew Review: Alaskan IPA

by Kelli H. on August 14, 2012

Name: Alaskan IPA
Date: 7-27-12
Location: Junea, AK
Type: IPA
Availability: Year-round
Alcohol: 6.2%
IBU’s: 55

Aroma: Yeast

Appearance: Deep gold, clear, and lots of tiny bubbles.

Body & Texture: Good carbonation, light-medium bodied. Smooth.

Aftertaste: Light hops, not too bitter. Citrus flavors.

Overall Impression:
I’ve seen this beer in the stores for years and never picked it up. I’m not sure why I never picked it up. You’d think the bright green label would have sparked more of an interest for me. With green being my favorite color and all. Oh yeah, and IPA’s being my favorite type of beer. Luckily, my parents picked up a six pack and gave David & I a bottle to taste. We demolished this glass pretty fast between the two of us. The Alaskan IPA was very good! It’s very drinkable and not overly hoppy. I think new IPA drinkers would really appreciate this one. I usually have a hard time tasting any citrus in IPA’s, but I definitely picked it out in this beer. I’m not usually a twist off cap fan, but I suppose they do come in handy at times. I was just very surprised by the twist off. I wondered why it was so hard to get this cap off with my bottle opener! Overall, I was fan. I’d even go as far to say that I’d pick up a six pack of this IPA for myself. That says a lot!

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Sonia the Mexigarian August 16, 2012 at 6:11 pm

The Husband LOVES Alaskan Amber Ale (it was the keg at our party). Though we have never tried the IPA or anything else really from Alaskan Brew. I definetly want to check this one out. 🙂 Such a beautiful color!

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