Alaskan Big Mountain | Alaskan Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
165 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay
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Alaskan Big MountainAlaskan Big Mountain
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
alaskanbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerKangaroo on 02-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
8.46%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, fairly fresh- best by date is 3 months away. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a darker copper-orange body, one finger offwhite head, lots of retention, bits of lacing. Smell is grain, biscuit, touch of honey, orange peel, citrus, slight floral resin. Flavour follows the nose, although a little sweeter than expected; biscuit and honey, mild grainy bread, orange peel, grapefruit, with a slightly astringent but reasonable bitter floral on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, appropriately drinkable and carbonated for the style. Straight forward APA with a good hop and malt balance.

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Photo of 98green
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.11/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Grupatre
3.21/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gandres
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle to wine glass
Appearance: amber clear, clear medium foam that quickly disappears
Aroma: hoppy, grains
Taste: medium bitterness sweet follow through
Palate:Lively carbonation, long finish, but low bitterness lingers, carbonation but drops quickly
Overall: very good pale ale
Drank: 9/17/2016 10:52 PM

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
3.37/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of morrowd3
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MatthewD4
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatthehull
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter/tulip/wine glass from a 12 oz bottle

A - Very pretty translucent deer copper, little to no white head and little to no lacing

S - Huge yeast up front, toasted malts/grains, very earthy, simple but nice pine/citrus hops, slight sugar, lightly floral, crisp mountain air and terroir

T - The taste definitely runs a little flatter than the nose. Everything in the nose is their for sure the only note that stands out is a very big floral and malt that melds awesomely.

M - Medium minus body, medium acidity, medium carbonation, decent balance, decent complexity and a very malty APA from start to finish.

D/O - Overall this ale is quite refreshing. Drinks like a pilsner or a lager but tastes a whole heck of a lot better. Simple, tasty and the glass ends up being empty pretty quickly.

Final Thoughts - Not sure on price as it came in a IPA sampler 12-pack that was $11. The abv is under 6% which is both good and bad, haha. Worth a go or two.

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Photo of Smak_Hermann
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Libeertarian
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Stunning, mostly clear bright copper. Head is tan, large, pillowy, retains incredibly well. Lots of large-bubbled lace. Resin, citrus zest, orange or grapefruit, mango aromas. Much of this is lost or subdued on the palate, apart from resin, which is now more like pine. Crackery, grassy, exquisite dried fruit notes, not so much citrus. Peppercorns and herbs in the back. Bordering on perfumy, not unpleasant in my estimation. Light to medium, lower level of carbonation, may be available in spring, but it's meant for the heat of a summer day.

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Photo of stevoj
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Brewers Haven. Pours out with a huge fluffy head, hazy medium golden body. Light citrus hoppy nose, but taste comes in much stronger, grapefruit, tangy. Its that tang that lingers. Malts can be detected in the background. Very satisfying, quenching, tasty APA.

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjwisenheimer
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: A gold amber pour with just a slight haze supports a 1” white foam collar that slowly recedes to a thin film. S: Malt, spice, earthy hops. T: Biscuit and light fruitleadying to a dry bitter finish with melon notes. F: Medium to medium light body and medium carbonation. O: A good serviceable beer but not outstanding.

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Photo of Nman1965
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice light hoppy taste. And goes well in my Alaskan Summer pint glass that came from the Alaskan brewery gift shop in Juneau!

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Photo of ssjkyle
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of keng1343
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmcarter23
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Alaskan Big Mountain from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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