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Alaskan Freeride APA - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 5
Gots: 42 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

gefinley, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

pathead, Jun 18, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +7%

I had this beer on-tap in a tall glass in the Alaskan Lounge at Sea-Tac Airport.

Appearance: rich golden hue with no haze and a moderate effervescence. A nice lace is left on the glass as I drink ... Very attractive!

Smell: lightly caramelly malt aroma with lightly citrusy and resiny hops. Well balanced and enticing.

Taste: sweetish malt with citrusy hops, but it's not a hop bomb. The citrus stays in the aftertaste along with a moderate bitterness. I rather enjoy this beer!

Mouthfeel: medium body with good carbonation and concomitant creaminess. Great!

Overall: this is a highly quaffable brew. Capital!

flagmantho, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

jwerner23, Jun 16, 2014
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thecoon, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

m0unds, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

bostonryan, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

gshak, Jun 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

BlueMoon10, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Zallen16, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

SD-Alefan, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

gnaztee, May 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

mfl620ks, May 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Lance87, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Chucker17, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

mychalg9, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

SitkaSteve, May 21, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +17.3%

pours out of the 12 ounce stubby bottle a dirty amber colour with a sandy tinged head and wispy lace accent. big NW hop aroma on this one. mostly citrusy with herbal and resin accents. smells awesome. the taste is a little more involved, with a sturdy, dirty, earthy malt base. then the hop profile takes control, showing off more herbal and pine resin attributes rather than an in your face citrus assault. it's realtively balanced, and provides a healthy dose of bitterness to obliterate andy malt sweetness. it's a dry beer anyway, so the bitterness is accentuated. the body is appropriate for the style with a raspy, coarse mouthfeel. drinkability is nice. some pretzels and ranch would be good with this APA.

overall...this is about as bitter as an APA can get without crossing over into IPA territory, but the malt profile and ABV reigns things in. this is a unique APA. hopped to the gills without smacking you over the head. and it smells awesome. definitely recommended. a hop head must try.

budgood1, May 19, 2014
Alaskan Freeride APA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.