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Alaskan Freeride APA - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

387 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 50 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39%

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2.25/5  rDev -39%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Fluffypanda, Sep 14, 2014
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2.53/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Alaskan "Freeride Pale Ale"
Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Oskar Blues Liquids and Solids. Reviewed from notes taken in summer 2012.

A: Pours a half beige somewhat thick head with some cream but of poor retention. Colour is a dull orange juice. Nontransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Orange peel citrus notes, orange juice, citrus ester hops, light clean bright malts. A mild strength aroma.

T: Orange peel citrus notes, murky malts, and distinct dull orange juice. A bit sour - in a bad sense - this tastes like off orange juice. Simple. Not at all subtle. Mediocre.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Imperfect carbonation. Off thickness. Hardly tailored to the flavour.

Dr: Drinkable but strange. Very much littered with off flavours, leaving me wondering if the tap line is clean. Off orange juice is distinct, even dominant. I wouldn't get this again. A huge disappointment from Alaskan.

C-

kojevergas, Oct 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Jake_Dusic, Jun 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Azpittil57, Feb 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Fabiand, Apr 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

LXIXME, Dec 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

dertyd, Apr 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

danfix99, May 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

DiggerDahl, Mar 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

tbone64, Mar 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Mok, Aug 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

crobinso, Mar 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Hangar Wharf & Island Pub

Gold and clear. Overwhelming Citra hops. Not a lot of smell but a lot of action and bubbles. No head. Typical of Alaskan Brewing Co. ; 'watery' with flavor at the end of the sip. Not bad per se, but lacking anything upfront and worth noticing. Light bodied. Would undoubtedly have again, but nothing spectacular per se.

LiquidPoem, Aug 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

blackcloud, Jan 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

lisa_mayfield, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

mhaugo, Aug 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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Alaskan Freeride APA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.