Alaskan Pale | Alaskan Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
good
200 Ratings
Alaskan PaleAlaskan Pale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Golden Ale. A blonde, lighter bodied beer with a floral aroma and a crisp, hoppy finish that's not bitter. The hop character of Alaskan Pale is due to dry hopping by hand during the fermentation process.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-06-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
200
Reviews:
121
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 121
Photo of Phatz
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a bright golden yellow color with a splash tea, giving it some copper hues. The head was small, white, and faded fast. The lacing is heavy.

Smell: The aroma is a bit reserved but does have some hints of pale malts, sweet sugars and a light fruity attribute and a hit of citric hops. Clean.

Taste: Beginning to end this is a simple straightforward beer. To me it is built as a replacement for water. Maybe a session beer while shoveling Alaskan snow or mowing the lawn Southern USA; it is a beer that is pleasant but small and simple (even has a surprisingly low ABV. The taste starts fruity, and a bit like candied malts. The flavor gradually tips the scale into a light citrus hop attribute but all the while it maintains the underlying sugary water feel and taste it starts off with. Finish is mild and mostly clean, yet dry and lightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel was a medium-to-light body that is very smooth.

Drinkability: This is a working mans drinking beer. Small and easy to session, it is very refreshing despite the fact that it lacks a bit of uniqueness.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

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Photo of Wasatch
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, small head, some lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of hops, and sweet malts.

T - The taste is sweet and a little bit watery, but very tasty.

M - Light-Medium body, well carbonated feel.

D - Drinkable. This is a nice little brew from Alaskan, not sure if I will buy again though, since there are alot of nicer Pale Ales around.

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Photo of Dwkasper
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of RAC81
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass from the tap.

Appearance: light golden brown, almost wheat-like appearance

Smell: flowers and hops, fresh plants

Taste/Mouthfeel: flowers and hops, malty sweet finish

I have a love/hate relationship with pale ales. This one struck me as one of the best on the market and I highly recommend it.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok comes in the usual 12 oz Alaskan stubbie brown bottle..nice kayaking scene on the label.
I our this into my mug and its like the carbonation goes beserk..virtual whirlwinds of carbonation appear within the dark golden beer..producing an excellent pure white head thats about a half inch thick..nice laceing later.
The aroma is deleicate..but i do dertect the floral hopping in this beer..and its sort of perfumy..some nice malts.
For such a low alcohol beer the taste is very "big"..nice sweetness in the front followed by a dark chocolate bitterness at the end..demerara sugar undertones..strong dark English breakfast tea..very nice
Very nice on the palate..not too dry.
A most drinkable Pale ale would make a fantatsic session beer due to its low alcohol and great taste.

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Photo of rowew
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 12 oz short bottle. Label has some kayakers in front of a calving glacier. Best by date clearly marked.

Appearance: Completely clear yellow orange color with a medium sized head - fades quickly to just a thin lace.

Smell: Light clean grain aroma with just a bit of floral hops.

Taste: Light and crisp - clean grain, just a bit of hops.

Overall impression: Very simple, straightforward beer, but it has a good flavor. Nice session beer, probably a great gateway.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice clear golden color just as advertised. Hoppy, bubblegum smell followed by a crisp hoppiness. Very easy to drink as this is by no means a hop bomb and has a nice malty follow-up, its just nice to see a decently hopped pale ale instead of IPA's always stealing the spotlight.

edit--

after reading other reviews I don't understand if I got a very fresh sixer or my palate is warped from drinking different styles in one session, it tastes hoppy to me ?!?

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Photo of alexgash
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden orange topped by a marshmallowy-thick off-cream head. Very nice. Light toffeeish biscuit, candyish fruit, all backed by spritzy, citrusy hops. Mellow, yeast-tinged cookie malt. Caramelly-sweet with a hint of fruit. Hops balance sweetness somewhat. Light citrus and sap; moderately bitter. Needs more hop presence. Yeasty-bitter finish. Soft, medium-bodied; a little creamy. Nice, easy-drinking PA, on the maltier side.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks again to koopa for providing this beer in a recent trade.

This beer poured slightly hazy and was a bright gold color. The head was fluffy, thick and the consistency of whipped egg whites. A ton of lacing remained in the glass after the beer was consumed.

Aroma was of light fruit and grain. It was slightly sweet and definitely had a fresh aspect to it.

The taste was light, crisp, refreshing and had a slight bread flavor and also that of subtle fruits. Light berries and other fruit flavors. There was a creamy texture to the beer and this matched nicely with the hop ending.

Mouth feel was light, fresh , slightly creamy as noted above and the carbonation added to the refreshing nature.

Very drinkable. It really drank more like a Kolsch than and APA to me. But I enjoyed it.

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Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of klmcmachen
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SpongeRuiner
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Wobbly
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kp29
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ToddKehoe
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jzlyo
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of muskiesman
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of watermelonman
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a light and clear gold with a small head that lasted well. It left a few lines of lace.

The smell is light and mostly of malt. There's just a hint of citrus. Some biscuit flavors start off the taste, taken over by pale malt. Citrus comes back very lightly in the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly light, while drinkability is very good.

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Alaskan Pale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.58 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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