Alaskan Imperial Red Ale
From Alaskan – Alaskan Imperial Red is a full-bodied, deep mahogany ale with ruby red highlights. Citrus notes of chamomile, grapefruit, and Meyer lemon brighten the aroma. A zesty array of hop flavors from mango and bitter orange to green mint and hibiscus meld with the nutty, roasted caramel and subtle dried fruit flavors of the complex malt profile to create a surprisingly fresh, yet warming example of the style.
Alaskan Brewing – Alaskan Pilot Series: Imperial Red Ale – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 8.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dark, hazy amber with a tight nit layer of tan cream that remains throughout the session.
Aroma: Fruit flavored hard candy, humongous pine, grapefruit and dank.
Taste: Huge grapefruit and pine, toasty and brown sugar like malt, some fruit sweetness, finishes bitter with a quick tart punch that lasts well after the sip. Very west coast IPA like. A little alcohol is noticeable, this is a very fresh bottle too.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, juicy, average carbonation.
Overall: Big, hoppy, malty and fresh. Don’t dare age this.