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Alaskan Freeride APA (Rough Draft Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Freeride APA (Rough Draft Series)Alaskan Freeride APA (Rough Draft Series)

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BA SCORE
83
good

318 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 07-21-2012)
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Reviews by KBomb:
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KBomb

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bright copper-orange color, just a little bit of murkyness, and a thin soapy head one expects from a APA.

Fresh tangerine peel dominates the aroma. Instantly one can tell that the brewers did not skimp on the citra and cascade hops.

Tastes less hoppy than the aroma would indicate. Those orange peel flavors are still there, but it almost feels like this beer wants a little more "bittering" hops to balance out some fairly sweet toasty malt. Still, there is a nice flavor overall.

Mouthfeel is a little strange. Finish is dry and crisp, but the fine carbonation doesn't want to clean the palette. The sweetness and bitterness do not leave much of an aftertaste, but I still feel like the mouthfeel is missing something.

I like the different smell and taste of this Pale Ale, but its not quite the "refreshing" kind of pale ale some might be looking for.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 04:48:20 | More by KBomb
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

07-29-2014 14:43:08 | More by MikeDAdams
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Kinsman

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-27-2014 06:57:44 | More by Kinsman
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lisa_mayfield

Alaska

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-26-2014 09:36:56 | More by lisa_mayfield
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Ashinpaugh

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-25-2014 03:29:16 | More by Ashinpaugh
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Lane_in_ID

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-24-2014 06:50:10 | More by Lane_in_ID
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jandadeboer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-21-2014 01:29:47 | More by jandadeboer
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-20-2014 23:10:09 | More by XmnwildX12
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efhart

New Mexico

4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This copper colored beer had a nice appearance with a bit of foam poured from the bottle. It was an easy drinking beer with pleasant characteristics such as limited bitterness in the finish and pleasant aromas and tastes throughout. The beer is a great example of an excellent pale ale. Drink it cold in fitting tradition of a free winter snow ride.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 23:37:14 | More by efhart
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TEdubbaD

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-18-2014 01:38:36 | More by TEdubbaD
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jt2488

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

07-15-2014 19:40:21 | More by jt2488
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jeffaroo95

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-15-2014 16:31:32 | More by jeffaroo95
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SJbigtuna

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-15-2014 04:04:58 | More by SJbigtuna
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maddog1495

Alaska

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-12-2014 21:40:10 | More by maddog1495
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guezarka

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-09-2014 10:02:43 | More by guezarka
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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-08-2014 15:53:36 | More by GClarkage
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pantz9

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-08-2014 03:27:07 | More by pantz9
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rangerman21

Nevada

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Clear golden with a good white head.

Smell- hoppy, maybe slightly metallic?

Taste- hop forward, not too strong though. Balanced finish. Nice hop bitterness in the after tasted.

Mouthfeel- very smooth and crisp.

Overall- Pretty good pale ale. Hoppy without trying to be an IPA. I would definitely have another.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 01:02:36 | More by rangerman21
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Stoutsman

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-03-2014 02:07:45 | More by Stoutsman
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pending


4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-02-2014 18:30:29 | More by pending
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cmgage

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-01-2014 23:05:35 | More by cmgage
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cervezango

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-30-2014 23:25:18 | More by cervezango
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mikerieder

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

06-28-2014 20:52:54 | More by mikerieder
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Tone

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of floral hops, hint of grass, slight sweet malt, yeast, hint of hops, and slight sugar. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Also, the feel is almost watery. Tastes of grass, floral hops, yeast, sweet malt, hint of earthy malt, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, weak body, aroma and body dominated by floral/grass notes, average feel, and decent appearance. Nothing special, about this beer, average APA.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 16:02:45 | More by Tone
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Jake_Dusic

West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

06-25-2014 20:19:30 | More by Jake_Dusic
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Alaskan Freeride APA (Rough Draft Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.