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
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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 121
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of harrymel
3.01/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best by 24JAN13

Pours light golden with a solid soapy white foam sheet. Smells of grass, lime, citrus some light grain. Simple nose. Taste is grainy, light malt, some golden raisins and juice with some hints of metal. A really simple, refreshing character. Light bodied with prickly, present carb and a dry finish. Nice beer, but more of a pilsner for the most part.

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Photo of Iowacraft
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light straw yellow, lots of clarity to the beer, can definitely see through to the other side of the pint glass (alaskan ipa glass if anyone cares, some people seem to write their glass info frequently/always). White head, 5/8" with moderate lacing and retention. Grassy aroma, not oppressive. Not really hoppy, just grassy, a little grainy, not too much going on.

Toasted malt, not roasted or burnt, just likely toasted like the Cypress Hill dude says in the Hullabalooza Simpson's episode. Crisp and attentive, tight carbonation, very little in the way of aftertaste or mouthfeel, ibus are probably in the mid30-40 range. Still has the grassiness moreso than any other characteristic. A decent summer option and palate cleanser.

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Photo of Glibber
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of CanuckRover
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear gold. Rather thin head, but good retention. Decent lacings to the finish.

Surprisingly grainy aroma, awfully sweet, with barely perceptible floral hops.

This is really clean and crisp. Sweetish grain up front, fruity yeast seems to contribute quite a bit through the middle. Very slight hopping in them finish. Quite quenching.

Admittedly not my favorite style, but an easy-drinker.

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Photo of alexipa
3.01/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Crystal clear yellow/orange with a thin head that turns to a slight film shortly. No lacing.

S: Bready malts, no hop aroma coming through at all. Nothing really jumps out here.

T: The malty bread notes come through on the taste, along with some nondescript hop bitterness. Bitterness seems to be entirely on the back end (this along with almost no hop scent, leads me to believe they have nearly no late-addition hops).

M: Alaskan always seems to pretty much nail mouthfeel. This one is no different, I could drink lots of these in succession.

O: A pretty forgettable but solid pale ale. I would have liked some late addition hops as noted earlier. The base beer is similar to their amber, which I like quite a bit.

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Photo of stanale
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of troyvar
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of mtrain237
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Gww1864
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of muskiesman
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DirtyPenny
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of rawfish
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours light straw-gold with surprising clarity. A decent finger high cap of white froth forms. A good attempt at lacing but it quickly falls apart with minimal retention.

Pale malt with cereal grains and sweet corn. Very little grassy hop character. One dimensional but not at all unpleasant.

Cereal grains, adjuncts, extremely raw and grainy in the forefront but less sweet corn than expected. Rather clean when it transitions to barely detectable grassy hops with a lemon twinge. Disappears off the palate with more unrefined grains.

Less than stellar carbonation over a thin, watery body. Not nearly as crisp and clean as I would've wanted.

Easy to forget that this is a blonde ale and not a pale. Hops are in short supply while the malt bill could be tightened up some. Well traveled beer but awfully grainy and raw. Alaskan has better offerings than this one.

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Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jharkins07
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of scarfield
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

App- Pours a clear golden blonde with a 1 inch head. Lacing is spotty through the glass.

Smell- Mostly malty bread comes through, but a bit of citrus in there as well.

Taste- Bright and malty from the start to finish, not much bitterness in there at all. Aftertaste is perhaps slightly stale or earthy.

MF- Low in carbonation, thin, but still quite drinkable.

Overall- A nice session beer, doesn't do damage to the palate. Not much outstanding, but nothing too negative about it either. Overall pleasant.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of CoryR
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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