Alaskan Sentinel Rye Pale Ale(Rough Draft Export Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
4.25/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I had this beer on-tap in a Perfect Pint at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.
Appearance: rich orange hue with a tiny touch of haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is an almost-nonexistent layer of ivory foam. Good look; no head.
Smell: mmm, enticing grapefruity aroma. I hope it tastes as good as it smells.
Taste: rich, delicious citrusy hops; massive grapefruit with a nice tangerine complement. I don't think I've ever had a grapefruit-hopped beer this fresh and delicious. I think the rye complements the hops well here. I'm sold. Bam!!
Mouthfeel: medium body with a very good well-integrated carbonation and a good creaminess. Bam!
Overall: looks aren't everything, guys; in fact, you might say looks aren't *anything*. This is the tastiest beer I've had in recent memory.
Serving type: on-tap
11-21-2013 20:24:03 | More by flagmantho
3.98/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Growler purchased at Breeze In (Lemon Creek)
Into a pint glass:
A: clear slightly light amber kinda bronze colored body with a slim half finger white foamy head, just a little amount of light lacing sticks to the sides of the glass
S: slightly hoppy and spicy up front, an underscore of fruitiness and as it warms, I get the coconut (no blueberry though the description from Alaskan Brewing Co says they put it in), no worries, still a very good aroma
T: slightly peppery, spicy rye follows the bitterness, fruitiness is slightly there but stays subdued throughout, spicy aftertaste, slightly dry finish
M: light to medium, pretty sessionable, carbonation is good for the style (APA) as the sharpness is there for an APA, but not overdoing by any means
O: wonderful APA that I would definitely come back to, though I'm not sure why Alaskan says there is blueberry in it, no where in the entire beer I got any blueberry in the taste or the smell, no worries, I'd still have this again
Serving type: growler
10-30-2013 19:27:26 | More by BeerKangaroo
4.49/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I bought a Howler of it at Liquor Shed.
A- it pours a clear bronze with a 2 finger head of fluffy foam, lacing is very good.
S- I get hoppy, fruity, spicy, toasted malt. Nice.
T- up front, toasted malt followed closely by a batch of different fruitiness, spice from the rye, and good old hop bitterness that APAs need to fit the(me) Bill. Yummy!
M- medium bodied with the carbo just below medium, this has one of the best mouthfeels I've ever encountered.
O- Alaskan hit a home run with this brew. I'll be returning to get more!
Here is an excerpt from Alaskan describing the brew...since there doesn't seem to be a way for me to add notes:
American Pale Ales are known for showcasing American hop varietals and this brew focuses palates toward several classic, new, and even experimental hop types in convert with loamy and peppery flavors of malted rye, Summit and Magnum hops lend a sturdy hop backbone to this deep bronze-colored beer, while the new Calypso hops add bright fruit characters. Mosaic hops feature a floral essence and new, still unnamed experimental hop variety brings it all together with notes of blueberry and coconut.
A full crystal malt bill provides a backdrop of toasted bread-crust, toffee, and caramel notes to the complex hop aroma and flavor profile characterized by delicate hints of pear, apple, lavender, and tropical fruit. Malted rye adds a subtle spiciness to both the aroma and finish of this pale ale recipe.
Edit: Weird but I'll be dag nabbed if I DON'T taste some hints of blueberry. :^)
Serving type: growler
09-20-2013 20:58:45 | More by Bitterbill
Alaskan Sentinel Rye Pale Ale(Rough Draft Export Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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