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Alaskan Big Mountain - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Big Mountain
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88
very good

71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: BeerKangaroo on 02-11-2014

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Photo of jellikit
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle.
Appearance: Orange. Clear. Thin head.
Smell: Grapefruit and pine.
Taste: light malt. Grapefruit hop flavor. Light pine on the hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Medium-light body. Dry. Light.
Overall: light and refreshing. Big grapefruit. Good sessionable ipa.

Photo of tubeyes
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zestd
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hsus0225
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice clear golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, a little grass, and a slight malt note on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a hop bite, but is balanced out nicely by the malt.

Photo of JohnBender
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vermilcj
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SicemWT
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of northcoastwolf
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It looks : Hazy, light honey-colored body, a fluffy , white 2 fingered head.

It smells : like a bowl of fresh chunked pink grapefruit. Slight pine and orange peel behind it.

It tastes : like the smell but watered down. Water and honey, pine and grapefruit. A bit of earth as well.

It feels : wet mouthfeel, light bodied, mildly creamy, dry finish.

Overall : I don't know if an "89" is what I'd score for this brew, but it's rather okay. Its easy drinking, but watered down in the flavor department and a linear nose.

Photo of MarkGGlen
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best Pale Ale I've ever had. Very "fruity." Blows away Free Ride in my opinion. Makes me think of Big Sky IPA (as I remember it--haven't had that in years since they no longer distribute it here). This will be my go-to beer whenever it is in season. Hopefully it will become part of their regular lineup.

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 16thstreetoutlaw
4.8/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had high hopes for this beer and it did not let me down. This is a fantastic pale ale!

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rkarimi
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nico4
4.67/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious if you like fruity and hoppy

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best by 5/27/15.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, tropical fruit, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great mix of citrus and tropical forward hop qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Smokingtony
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gshak
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice juicy aroma of tropical fruits and pine. The malt foundation is about right, although it could have used a tad more sweetness. It is entirely possible that being fresh, the hops in this beer are completely overshadowing the malt. Taste is pretty good for what it is - a nice, hoppy, pale ale, with a dry finish and lasting bitterness. Mouthfeel is light which is about perfect for the style.
A great drinking, everyday pale ale, that is very reasonably priced (I paid $7.49 in downtown Seattle for a 6-er).

Photo of moundbz
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

real smooth, great hop and scent

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this one is relatively new to the colorado market i think, or at least is just starting to become a little more prevalent in the stores. its a really good pale ale, almost has some lager properties on the yeast and mouthfeel sides of it, but has a nice clean citrusy hop profile and enough bitterness to suit the style requirements. pale in color, a little golden shimmer to it, and a nice tall white head. the malt gives it body and balance, but its hop forward beer for certain. not as aggressive and texture heavy on the hops as some west coast types, but not lacking in flavor at all, lemongrass and lime notes to the hop complexion here, but this is not a tropical beer. its very hearty, feels refreshing all the way through, but also is big enough in stature for cooler weather drinking. this is the best alaskan sixer i have tasted in awhile, job well done on this one. distinct in many ways, and i like it better than the free ride i think too, more happening with this one, more robust.

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Alaskan Big Mountain from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.