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Alaskan Pale - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan PaleAlaskan Pale

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BA SCORE
82
good

192 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Golden Ale. A blonde, lighter bodied beer with a floral aroma and a crisp, hoppy finish that's not bitter. The hop character of Alaskan Pale is due to dry hopping by hand during the fermentation process.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-06-2001)
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Photo of Wasatch
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, small head, some lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of hops, and sweet malts.

T - The taste is sweet and a little bit watery, but very tasty.

M - Light-Medium body, well carbonated feel.

D - Drinkable. This is a nice little brew from Alaskan, not sure if I will buy again though, since there are alot of nicer Pale Ales around.

Photo of Bighuge
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chill hazed golden color. Medium sized frothy white head taht leaves an drooping pattern down the glass. There's a nice dry-hopped piney and floral aroma. The taste is crisp and refreshing. Citric lemon tones layered with pale and biscuit like malt tones. A bit of caramel malt thrown in to the equation. A slight lingering bitterness. Dry finish leaves you wanting one more sip. Decent brew.

Photo of Dwkasper
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Reidrover
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok comes in the usual 12 oz Alaskan stubbie brown bottle..nice kayaking scene on the label.
I our this into my mug and its like the carbonation goes beserk..virtual whirlwinds of carbonation appear within the dark golden beer..producing an excellent pure white head thats about a half inch thick..nice laceing later.
The aroma is deleicate..but i do dertect the floral hopping in this beer..and its sort of perfumy..some nice malts.
For such a low alcohol beer the taste is very "big"..nice sweetness in the front followed by a dark chocolate bitterness at the end..demerara sugar undertones..strong dark English breakfast tea..very nice
Very nice on the palate..not too dry.
A most drinkable Pale ale would make a fantatsic session beer due to its low alcohol and great taste.

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass from the tap.

Appearance: light golden brown, almost wheat-like appearance

Smell: flowers and hops, fresh plants

Taste/Mouthfeel: flowers and hops, malty sweet finish

I have a love/hate relationship with pale ales. This one struck me as one of the best on the market and I highly recommend it.

Photo of rowew
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 12 oz short bottle. Label has some kayakers in front of a calving glacier. Best by date clearly marked.

Appearance: Completely clear yellow orange color with a medium sized head - fades quickly to just a thin lace.

Smell: Light clean grain aroma with just a bit of floral hops.

Taste: Light and crisp - clean grain, just a bit of hops.

Overall impression: Very simple, straightforward beer, but it has a good flavor. Nice session beer, probably a great gateway.

Photo of Reagan1984
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks again to koopa for providing this beer in a recent trade.

This beer poured slightly hazy and was a bright gold color. The head was fluffy, thick and the consistency of whipped egg whites. A ton of lacing remained in the glass after the beer was consumed.

Aroma was of light fruit and grain. It was slightly sweet and definitely had a fresh aspect to it.

The taste was light, crisp, refreshing and had a slight bread flavor and also that of subtle fruits. Light berries and other fruit flavors. There was a creamy texture to the beer and this matched nicely with the hop ending.

Mouth feel was light, fresh , slightly creamy as noted above and the carbonation added to the refreshing nature.

Very drinkable. It really drank more like a Kolsch than and APA to me. But I enjoyed it.

Photo of sulldaddy
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am sampling a chilled bottle in a pint glass. The beer was given to me by my brother after his trip to Alaska.
The beer pours a bright clear gold color with a spongy, fizzy bleached white head foaming up. The head lingers as a thin surface layer throughout sampling.
The aroma is mostly grassy hops and not much else maybe some mild caramel too.
First sip reveals an average bodied beer with tingly carbonation that tickles my tongue on each sip.
Flavor is sweet caramel malt momentarily and then switches over to grassy hops that linger on the finish briefly.
The beer is smooth and drinkable and has a crisp hop finish that keeps things interesting. I bet this would be great at a BBQ or with spicy foods. I enjoy this one!

Photo of zeff80
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a clear, golden-orange color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. Nice retention and good sticky lacing.

S - It smelled a little grassy with some caramel sweetness. Not much else.

T - Taste is a nice burnt toast maltiness with some toffee. It had a grassy sharp hop bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a very clean, dry finish.

O - This is a very nice pale ale. It would be great dining al fresco at an Alaskan restaurant.

Photo of ArrogantB
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice clear golden color just as advertised. Hoppy, bubblegum smell followed by a crisp hoppiness. Very easy to drink as this is by no means a hop bomb and has a nice malty follow-up, its just nice to see a decently hopped pale ale instead of IPA's always stealing the spotlight.

edit--

after reading other reviews I don't understand if I got a very fresh sixer or my palate is warped from drinking different styles in one session, it tastes hoppy to me ?!?

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Beer_Slayer
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of misterscooter
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A goose laid this golden pale. At least based on the color, which is 14 karat. The head is one inch of thick, foamy white. I’m tempted to float my bottle cap on it but further analysis adds some questions to the engineering analysis and I think better of it. The head slowly disappears into the golden liquid leaving just a bit of lace.

The smell is yeast bread, slightly sweet and fruity, mostly orange with some spice. Very nice and I expect some maltiness in the taste based on the smell.

This one isn’t overly carbonated but you can’t miss it. It feels slightly dry and bitter in your mouth and has definite pale ale characteristics. The malt and citrus flavors are there, too. It is a good, refreshing beer, not top of the pale ale heap but a worthy member and worth looking for.

Photo of klmcmachen
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SpongeRuiner
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Wobbly
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kp29
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sml505
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - clear, golden color with a nice white, lasting head.

S - Light citrus hops. Notes of bread.

T - Sweet caramel malts and light citrus and pine hops. Mild bitter finish.

O/ M - Crisp, dry and clean flavors. Nice bitter finish. Light to medium mouthfeel. A great session/ day drinking brew.

Photo of ToddKehoe
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Alaskan Pale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.