1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Alaskan Fresh Hop ESB (Rough Draft Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Alaskan Fresh Hop ESB (Rough Draft Series)
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
no score

1 Rating
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 0%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnnyP3 on 12-27-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 1 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of JohnnyP3
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32oz growler from Brown Jug Warehouse growler bar. Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours an amber/orange with about one finger of white head that simmers down to a collar. Carbonation looks good. The head does cling to the glass somewhat. Clear without the cloudy IPA look.

The aroma is fresh hops--pine and some citrus and some caramel and biscuits from the malt. Also a light herbal quality.

Taste is initially toasted and caramel malt that transitions into bitter hops accentuated by pine and lemon flavors from the hops. Somewhat dry, earthy/spiced finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and mellow with a crisp finish from the carbonation.

Overall, an interesting hybrid brew. Kind of like your standard ESB but hopped up a little to add some extra character. Nevertheless, has good balance and the hops never get up into IPA territory.

JohnnyP3, Dec 27, 2011
Alaskan Fresh Hop ESB (Rough Draft Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 1 ratings.