Alaskan Freeride APA (Rough Draft Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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3.78/5 rDev +2.7%
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 10/23/2014. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt balance; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and balanced bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. The hop flavors in the taste were not as bright as the aromas. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good American pale ale. Good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
08-14-2014 21:19:46 | More by superspak
4.11/5 rDev +11.7%
bought this on a whim at wal-mart:
poured from the 12 oz bottle into my new belgium goblet:
A just slightly lighter than honey with a red tint - I got 3 fingers PLUS of impressive foamy head that settles slow and leaved wispy lacing. super clarity.
S HOPS to the max. loving that.
T yummy hoppness, but rather light on anything else, missing a bit of the backbone that I was hoping for
M a bit thin and foamy
D VERY nice - guzzzle on !!!
08-11-2014 03:41:46 | More by burnerfinger
3.64/5 rDev -1.1%
My wife brought me a bottle from colorado. The beer has a light copper tone with a thin head that stays for a while leaving no lacing on the glass, the smell is citric and fruity delicious.
The taste is predominantly citrus and grains with a husky feeling that goes well with its light body.
Very good beer.
08-08-2014 03:24:58 | More by jcbogantes
Alaskan Freeride APA (Rough Draft Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.