Monday, August 22, 2011

Alaskan IPA

Brewery name: Alaskan Brewing Company
ABV:  6.2%
IBUs:  55
Availability:  Year Round
Method (draft, can, bottle):  Draft
Description:  Pouring a crystal clear light honey color this beer looks refreshing from the start.  The aroma does not have an intensely strong hop character, nor does it have the huge bitter hop taste you would expect from an IPA.  This is one of the lighter IPAs I have had recently, but that is definitely not a bad thing.  Just do not expect something immense or surprising from this IPA except for a light refreshing hop finish.  On the other hand, if you have never had an IPA before, this would be a great place to start that journey.  This might not be the hoppiest beer you can find on the market today, but I still think this is a great beer to try if you can find it.  What is also interesting about the Alaskan IPA is that 1% of the proceeds go towards the Coastal Code.  In the end there is nothing wrong with having a good beer for a great cause.