Alaskan Big Mountain - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

29 Reviews
THE BROS
78
okay

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Reviews: 29
Hads: 138
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

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

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerKangaroo on 02-11-2014

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Reviews: 29 | Hads: 138
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Todd
3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Crackery, Apple, Fruity, Pine

Chilled down and decanted carefully (lots of sediment). Bright amber/honey in color with a white lace that hangs around until the last sip. Soft, clean nose with some fruitiness and suggestions of hops to come. Light bodied, crisp carbonation. Dry apple upfront with some crackery malts. Herbal hops come forward with a soft bitterness, some pine, and a lot of grassiness that lingers with a dry, bready finish.

An okay, fairly balanced and straight-forward Pale Ale that provides just enough flavor to make it interesting. (555 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: A gold amber pour with just a slight haze supports a 1” white foam collar that slowly recedes to a thin film. S: Malt, spice, earthy hops. T: Biscuit and light fruitleadying to a dry bitter finish with melon notes. F: Medium to medium light body and medium carbonation. O: A good serviceable beer but not outstanding. (322 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours copper orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About two solid fingers of off white head which settle into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A juicy and herbal hop forward aroma with hints of citrus, grass, and caramel malt. Upfront presence of citrus hops with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon zest, and melon. Herbal and earthy hops with some hints of grass, pine, and spice. Solid malt backing with hints of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A pretty nice smell.

Taste: Like the smell previews, a solid juicy and herbal hop forward taste with notes of citrus fruit, grass, and caramel malt. Juicy taste of citrus fruit with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, and melon. Also some herbal, earthy, and floral hop notes with some grass and pine. Backing malt presence with notes of sweet caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly chewy and oily. Finishes dry and smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on an American Pale Ale. Good juicy hop flavors with a nice caramel malt backbone. (1,201 characters)

Photo of moundbz
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

real smooth, great hop and scent (32 characters)

Photo of Nico4
4.67/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious if you like fruity and hoppy (38 characters)

Photo of LXIXME
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hsus0225
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frozen-1984
3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenGap
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fatehunter
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is dry hay and grain, grass and a little citrus.
The taste tends more malty, mild lemon bitterness.
The texture is softer.
A great pale that lets the malt shine. (232 characters)

Photo of Wgwrigel
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergorrilla
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfreed
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jellikit
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (293 characters)

Photo of itracy63
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gtermi
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigbeers84
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ninaturner
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Alaskan Big Mountain from Alaskan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.