Alaskan Big Mountain | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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3.83/5
Very Good
181 Ratings
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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:
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Added by BeerKangaroo on 02-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,128
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
181
pDev:
8.88%
Bros Score:
3.44
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
44
Trade:
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Photo of Todd
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Crackery, Apple, Fruity, Pine

Chilled down and decanted carefully (lots of sediment). Bright amber/honey in color with a white lace that hangs around until the last sip. Soft, clean nose with some fruitiness and suggestions of hops to come. Light bodied, crisp carbonation. Dry apple upfront with some crackery malts. Herbal hops come forward with a soft bitterness, some pine, and a lot of grassiness that lingers with a dry, bready finish.

An okay, fairly balanced and straight-forward Pale Ale that provides just enough flavor to make it interesting.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, tan in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is hay, papaya, pear, and mosiac hops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Makes for a really enjoyable malty treat.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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 MattyG85
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours copper orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About two solid fingers of off white head which settle into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A juicy and herbal hop forward aroma with hints of citrus, grass, and caramel malt. Upfront presence of citrus hops with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon zest, and melon. Herbal and earthy hops with some hints of grass, pine, and spice. Solid malt backing with hints of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A pretty nice smell.

Taste: Like the smell previews, a solid juicy and herbal hop forward taste with notes of citrus fruit, grass, and caramel malt. Juicy taste of citrus fruit with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, and melon. Also some herbal, earthy, and floral hop notes with some grass and pine. Backing malt presence with notes of sweet caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly chewy and oily. Finishes dry and smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on an American Pale Ale. Good juicy hop flavors with a nice caramel malt backbone.

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Photo of moundbz
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

real smooth, great hop and scent

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Photo of Nico4
4.67/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious if you like fruity and hoppy

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Photo of Sveninho12367
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden color with about a finger of semi-rocky white head.

Smell is grapefruit, orange, and a nice fruit bouquet with some light hop presence.

You taste all the fruits and it has a nice, dry finish.

Mouthfeel is about medium, could have been a bit lighter to help with the flavors.

Overall a really nice , enjoyable APA that I hope to pick up next Spring!

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Photo of LXIXME
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hsus0225
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frozen-1984
3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenGap
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fatehunter
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is dry hay and grain, grass and a little citrus.
The taste tends more malty, mild lemon bitterness.
The texture is softer.
A great pale that lets the malt shine.

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Photo of Wgwrigel
4.52/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergorrilla
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance has a beautiful somewhat clear golden amber colored body with a nice gentle coating of lacing sticking through rings around the sides of the glass. The head is a good one finger’s worth and dissipates within about thirty seconds. The smell has super large amounts of citrusy fruits pummeling my nose in a sweet drastic way and ends up letting the grapefruit dominate. Some light spice does come out as well. Some light malts do come out near the end of the drink as it warms. The taste is bittersweet like a fantastic APA should. The aftertaste has a combined bittersweet quality to it. It leaves a good bitter dry finish. On the palate, she sits about a light to medium in body, and showcases a very good harsh-like quality like a good APA should. Carbonation is good for the style and for me as it shows just enough harshness for the style and just enough to sit just right on my mouth and tongue. Overall, pretty nice APA that I would have again.

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Photo of davidward
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pale ale along with Alaskan's Amber is just too sweet for me.

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Photo of rfreed
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlitz74
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a nice amber color with about a finger of off white head. There is very little lacing left on the glass. This is slightly above average. I will say that this beer is a session beer if you have 2 or 3.

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Photo of jellikit
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle.
Appearance: Orange. Clear. Thin head.
Smell: Grapefruit and pine.
Taste: light malt. Grapefruit hop flavor. Light pine on the hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Medium-light body. Dry. Light.
Overall: light and refreshing. Big grapefruit. Good sessionable ipa.

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Photo of itracy63
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Alaskan Big Mountain from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 181 ratings