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Alaskan Freeride APA - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 8
Gots: 59 | 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:
Originally part of the Rough Draft Series

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 07-21-2012)
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Reviews by monorailred:
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4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really nice beer. It has a pleasant bitterness to it and a nice amount of hopping. Is goes down really smoothly and has a great overall flavor. This is a very drinkable beer that is a great brew to enjoy while relaxing after a stressful day.

monorailred, Oct 15, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Turbo, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: A medium golden beer with good clarity. The bottle has a date of "B082813" which I assume means it's best buy date is ten days from now.

S: a medium-strong citrus hops aroma with a bit of the Simcoe character. There is a light malt sweetness.

T: A Strong hops bitterness with a medium citrus hops flavor. Light malt flavor and very little malt sweetness.The balance is fairly bitter. The finish is dry with an aftertaste of citrus bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with a medium-strong level of carbonation.

O: An APA with good hops flavor and aroma but this bottle is getting toward the end of the shelf life. I'd love to get a fresh bottle and think it would show better, but as is it's a pretty good pale ale.

MadScientist, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Tiernan, Mar 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

SD-Alefan, May 29, 2014
Photo of Lazaro
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Lazaro, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of generallee
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 5.3 % abv.

Appearance: The body has a nice orange amber color with great clarity. It has a small slightly off white head that slowly settles. As it settles it makes some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma has citrusy grapefruit like hops over light bready sweetness. As I drink I notice some very light peach and orange peel notes as well.

Taste / Palate: It has the good drinkable medium body with a nice balance of hops and malt. The edge favors hops and it has nice citrusy notes running through out. The base is a sweet bready and lightly caramelized maltiness.

generallee, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of waprimrose
4/5  rDev +8.1%

waprimrose, May 21, 2013
Photo of pat61
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%

Grassy hop nose with some meadow elements over light malts.
Orange amber with a slight protein haze under a 1/2" bone white lightly bubbled foam cap that produces fine lace.
Palate: Crisp and dry with a touch of tanginess with light melon, hop spice and long lingering fruit flavors.
Medium body and slightly above medium carbonation.

pat61, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge five finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing clinging to the glass.

Smell: A bright citrus hop forward aroma with a solid biscuity malt backing. Citrus hops upfront with good hints of orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and lemon. Some floral and earthy hop hints as well as some pine spice and grass. Solid bready malt backing with hints of biscuit, cracker, caramel, and yeast. A pretty solid West Coast style aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bright hop forward pale ale taste with a good taste of citrus and biscuit. Citrus hops with notes of juicy orange, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, and mango. Earthy hop notes of grass and pine. Also some floral hop notes. Soft bready malt presence with a taste of biscuit, grains, crackers, caramel, and yeast. A pretty solid well balanced APA taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nicely creamy, juicy, and drying.

Overall: A pretty solid take on the West Coast style American Pale Ale. Good citrus taste with a solid biscuit malt backing.

MattyG85, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of bisq
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

bisq, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of sourdog
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

sourdog, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of moundbz
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

crisp and great taste and smell, kinda lingers too long

moundbz, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BurgeoningBrewhead, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

valkyre65, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Oelschlager
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Oelschlager, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

IchLiebeBierZu, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -18.9%

LXIXME, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of BraveMountie
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BraveMountie, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Ashinpaugh
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Ashinpaugh, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of optimator705
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

optimator705, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of m0unds
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

m0unds, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best by date of 06/28/13

Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy golden orange with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of microbubbles across the surface. Lacing is small and spotty at best.

Smell - Strong citrus and floral hop aroma. Moderate cracker, white bread and a faint peppery spice.

Taste - Orange citrus and spice bite at first sip before the malt malts come in, coming across like white bread; sweet, but fairly bland. More orange zest near the finish before a mild lemon peel flavor rides the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Finishes crisp and dry, almost like a summer ale.

Overall - While the hop profile has some interesting character, the malt base is a bit of a letdown. That said I've had much, much worse. I don't think I'd buy this again, but I wouldn't turn it down if offered either.

TheSixthRing, May 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

dertyd, Apr 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Cooper, Jul 04, 2013
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Alaskan Freeride APA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.