Alaskan Fresh Hop ESB (Rough Draft Series) | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JohnnyP3 on 12-27-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.67/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32oz growler from Brown Jug Warehouse growler bar. Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours an amber/orange with about one finger of white head that simmers down to a collar. Carbonation looks good. The head does cling to the glass somewhat. Clear without the cloudy IPA look.

The aroma is fresh hops--pine and some citrus and some caramel and biscuits from the malt. Also a light herbal quality.

Taste is initially toasted and caramel malt that transitions into bitter hops accentuated by pine and lemon flavors from the hops. Somewhat dry, earthy/spiced finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and mellow with a crisp finish from the carbonation.

Overall, an interesting hybrid brew. Kind of like your standard ESB but hopped up a little to add some extra character. Nevertheless, has good balance and the hops never get up into IPA territory.

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Alaskan Fresh Hop ESB (Rough Draft Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.67 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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