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Alaskan Freeride APA - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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352 Ratings
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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 38 | 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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Ratings: 352 | Reviews: 59 | Display Reviews Only:
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-04-2014 22:43:27 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-28-2014 23:51:34 | More by SD-Alefan
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gnaztee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-28-2014 04:24:57 | More by gnaztee
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-27-2014 23:34:44 | More by mfl620ks
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Lance87

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-27-2014 18:53:25 | More by Lance87
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-27-2014 15:09:51 | More by Chucker17
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-26-2014 22:09:23 | More by mychalg9
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ReverendJon

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-25-2014 07:43:38 | More by ReverendJon
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-24-2014 17:09:17 | More by Latarnik
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +22%

05-21-2014 03:54:20 | More by SitkaSteve
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budgood1

Minnesota

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.

05-19-2014 22:59:01 | More by budgood1
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-16-2014 20:48:26 | More by Thedrizzle
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neckbeered

Montana

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-12-2014 16:54:28 | More by neckbeered
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dmadsen

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-09-2014 21:38:53 | More by dmadsen
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ESkirv

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-07-2014 22:32:30 | More by ESkirv
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Camjmorton

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-04-2014 21:54:28 | More by Camjmorton
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montydesi

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -39%

05-03-2014 05:10:44 | More by montydesi
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hilgart1

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

05-03-2014 01:24:57 | More by hilgart1
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arizcards

Arizona

3.99/5  rDev +8.1%

Picked up a single from Total Wine in early March for $1.29. Best before 5-15-14.

Beer poured copper orange with a nice white head that is hanging around nicely.

Nose is tropical with citrus notes.

Taste is well balanced but the hops win in the end. Mango stands out with some grapefruit and pine in the background. Getting some liquid bread notes from the caramel and pale malts.

Mouthfeel is well carbonated and pretty refreshing.

Overall this surprised me as most of the day to day Alaskan beers are good but nothing special. Perhaps they are reinventing themselves in a crowded craft market and this is definitely a step in the right direction. I bet this brew is wonderful in draft form...would definitely have this brew again in the future!

04-27-2014 23:22:05 | More by arizcards
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Foyle

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +8.4%

Appearance: A 2”+ eggshell/off white head recedes slowly with moderate lacing. Color is mostly clear light copper with significant carbonation present.
Aroma: citrus and piney hops dominate but there is some definite caramel malt sweetness and the smell of fresh clean water.
Mouthfeel: light, crisp, refreshing and slightly sticky. There is a some ale fluffiness as well.
Flavor: pleasant combination of bitter citrus, pine, and lemony hops. This is balanced with a malt sweetness in the middle, although the bitterness lingers in the finish. There is a slight alcohol warming in the aftertaste.
Overall: A most excellent example of the style

04-27-2014 17:05:14 | More by Foyle
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penguinboat

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-26-2014 20:21:08 | More by penguinboat
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phishterrrrrrr88

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-25-2014 18:01:44 | More by phishterrrrrrr88
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IllicitEloquence

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-25-2014 04:00:05 | More by IllicitEloquence
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-22-2014 01:34:51 | More by Beerlover
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-19-2014 03:05:59 | More by Birdlegs
Alaskan Freeride APA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.