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Alaskan Pale - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan PaleAlaskan Pale

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193 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-06-2001

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.
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Ratings: 193 | Reviews: 120
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Best by 24JAN13

Pours light golden with a solid soapy white foam sheet. Smells of grass, lime, citrus some light grain. Simple nose. Taste is grainy, light malt, some golden raisins and juice with some hints of metal. A really simple, refreshing character. Light bodied with prickly, present carb and a dry finish. Nice beer, but more of a pilsner for the most part.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light straw yellow, lots of clarity to the beer, can definitely see through to the other side of the pint glass (alaskan ipa glass if anyone cares, some people seem to write their glass info frequently/always). White head, 5/8" with moderate lacing and retention. Grassy aroma, not oppressive. Not really hoppy, just grassy, a little grainy, not too much going on.

Toasted malt, not roasted or burnt, just likely toasted like the Cypress Hill dude says in the Hullabalooza Simpson's episode. Crisp and attentive, tight carbonation, very little in the way of aftertaste or mouthfeel, ibus are probably in the mid30-40 range. Still has the grassiness moreso than any other characteristic. A decent summer option and palate cleanser.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear gold. Rather thin head, but good retention. Decent lacings to the finish.

Surprisingly grainy aroma, awfully sweet, with barely perceptible floral hops.

This is really clean and crisp. Sweetish grain up front, fruity yeast seems to contribute quite a bit through the middle. Very slight hopping in them finish. Quite quenching.

Admittedly not my favorite style, but an easy-drinker.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Crystal clear yellow/orange with a thin head that turns to a slight film shortly. No lacing.

S: Bready malts, no hop aroma coming through at all. Nothing really jumps out here.

T: The malty bread notes come through on the taste, along with some nondescript hop bitterness. Bitterness seems to be entirely on the back end (this along with almost no hop scent, leads me to believe they have nearly no late-addition hops).

M: Alaskan always seems to pretty much nail mouthfeel. This one is no different, I could drink lots of these in succession.

O: A pretty forgettable but solid pale ale. I would have liked some late addition hops as noted earlier. The base beer is similar to their amber, which I like quite a bit.

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Alaskan Pale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.