Island Ale
Alaskan Brewing Co.

Island AleIsland Ale
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Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #150
Ranked #21,770
3.7 | pDev: 7.57%
Oct 31, 2023
May 16, 2022
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours cloudy yellow with an orange tint, head is white and leaves decent lacing as it falls away. Aroma is tropical fruit. Flavor follows the nose, pineapple, guava, and passion fruit. Feel is light and adequately carbonated. Overall, a fun beer.
Oct 31, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Oct 21, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can. Bottom stamp reads 'BEST BY 090323', so imbibed about six weeks past this date.
Slightly cloudy, pale gold colored body. Two fingers of white head, which persists as more than a cap. Leaves behind scattered lacing spots.
Aroma of toasted pale malts and the fruity additions.
Taste is all about the tangerine, passion fruit, and guava. The unremarkable blond ale provided a base. Fruity flavors in the longer aftertaste.
Medium mouth feel. Not tart, and not overly sweet. Good carbonation.
Island type brew with the expressive fruits.
Oct 19, 2023
Rated: 3.73 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Oct 01, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Aug 25, 2023
Rated: 4 by mpenske from California

Aug 16, 2023
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a gold color with a minimal head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of tropical fruits. Taste is slightly tart pineapple. Not overly hoppy. Quite refreshing!
Jun 08, 2023
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Oct 27, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Oct 13, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by Danzifer from Ohio

Oct 03, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by BrewSTL from Missouri

Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by QuakeAttack from California

4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This was a surprise. Grace in Growlers in Kalilua, Oahu classified as a wheat beer, but probably close to a blonde. Pours a nice yellow with decent head. Super refreshing citrus taste, but no overally citrus. My wife liked it enough to have another couple of pours!
Aug 11, 2022
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of fluffy foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of citrus, guava and some lemon. Citrusy sweet taste with some caramel, wheat and toffee. Mil bitterness.
Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by mothman from Minnesota

Jun 19, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 01, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This Is pretty solid, it's kind of like Mountain Beach from Breckenridge but better because it doesn't claim to be a sour ale and fail at it. This is just a light easy drinker with subtle tropical flavors. Solid beer.
May 26, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
cool new summer seasonal from these guys, a sort of blonde ale base, almost not descript pale beer underneath the fruit, not hoppy, not sour, not wheaty really, nothing all that remarkable about it to me, but it serves as a fine base for the passion fruit, tangerine, and guava additions, which really make this a tropical summer juice party more akin to the islands than to alaska. there is some haziness to this, it could lighter and cleaner for a summer beer, but it drinks light, and the fruit pops, to me passion fruit tartness in front of the others, but i can appreciate all of them both individually and together, tangerine next, ripe and zesty and juicy and real, last is the guava adding some sweetness above the malt and taking the island vibes to the next level. i also get hints of key lime and coconut flesh, but that could just be my palate playing tricks on me at this point, this is really fruity. some cool tartness from the passion fruit, a little acidity all the way, makes it more interesting, and even though it could be slightly brighter in terms of carbonation, i think the feel comes close to fitting the flavors. more than anything its just good to try some new beers from these guys. i think this is on trend and should do well for them this summer.
May 16, 2022
Island Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 17 ratings