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Alaskan Freeride APA - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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good

421 Ratings
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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 8
Gots: 63 | 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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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

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4.52/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.76/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.84/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 10/23/2014. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt balance; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and balanced bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. The hop flavors in the taste were not as bright as the aromas. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good American pale ale. Good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of burnerfinger
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

bought this on a whim at wal-mart:
poured from the 12 oz bottle into my new belgium goblet:

A just slightly lighter than honey with a red tint - I got 3 fingers PLUS of impressive foamy head that settles slow and leaved wispy lacing. super clarity.

S HOPS to the max. loving that.

T yummy hoppness, but rather light on anything else, missing a bit of the backbone that I was hoping for

M a bit thin and foamy

D VERY nice - guzzzle on !!!

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My wife brought me a bottle from colorado. The beer has a light copper tone with a thin head that stays for a while leaving no lacing on the glass, the smell is citric and fruity delicious.
The taste is predominantly citrus and grains with a husky feeling that goes well with its light body.
Very good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

Alaskan Freeride APA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.