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Alaskan Sentinel Rye Pale Ale(Rough Draft Export Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Sentinel Rye Pale Ale(Rough Draft Export Series)
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89
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 6.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
"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."

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-20-2013)
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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!

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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.

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Edit: Weird but I'll be dag nabbed if I DON'T taste some hints of blueberry. :^)

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09-20-2013 20:58:45 | More by Bitterbill
Alaskan Sentinel Rye Pale Ale(Rough Draft Export Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.