Freeride APA
Alaskan Brewing Co.

Freeride APAFreeride APA
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Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,043
Ranked #24,119
3.7 | pDev: 11.08%
Mar 06, 2021
Jul 21, 2012
Freeride APAFreeride APA
Notes: Arguably the style that triggered the craft beer movement in the United States, the American Pale Ale showcases the floral, fruity, and citrusy aroma and flavors of Pacific Northwest hops in balance with a medium malt body.
Alaskan Freeride APA features a lush, green, almost tropical hop aroma paired with the unique taste combination of these three, distinctive hop varieties, making it both full in flavor and crisply thirst-quenching.
Alaskan Freeride APA is brewed with Cascade, Citra, and Centennial hops, premium two-row and specialty crystal malts, and Juneau’s glacier-fed water.

40 IBU
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2.68/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GStone899 from Minnesota

This is a rather boring apa. Not a whole lot of flavor - there is some honey and some citrus. Body feels a bit weak and flavor profile is meh. Forgettable - skip it if you have the chance.

Mar 06, 2021
3.75 by BEER88 from Washington on Nov 02, 2020
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3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

Pours a clear honey amber with a large white cap that leaves very nice lacing as it fades. Aroma is faint corn and malt, very little hop. Flavor follows the nose although a bit more forward. Feel is light bodied and well carbonated. Overall an okay beer but not worth seeking out.

Jun 11, 2020
3.76 by Zanico from Ohio on Aug 01, 2019
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2.97/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by superwho24 from Arkansas

Poor experience with this beer. It was close to a year past best by date, so maybe that’s it. Hopefully can try a fresh one sometime

Jul 20, 2019
3.81 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland on Jul 15, 2019
3.28 by Raime from Korea (North) on Jun 22, 2019
3.75 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin on Feb 20, 2019
3.87 by ghasting from Washington on Aug 31, 2018
3.33 by tylerjin from Michigan on Aug 20, 2018
3.74 by Navin-Johnson from Texas on Aug 14, 2018
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3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Stevedore from Oregon

On draft at Alaskan Fish & Chips in Juneau. Pint glass. Slightly cloudy copper body. Caramel, light toffee, toasted grain, light grapefruit and citrus. Fairly standard APA profile, good carbonation, not difficult to drink. Medium lighter body. It's a solid flagship pale ale.

Aug 12, 2018
4 by Pretendeer from Washington on Aug 08, 2018
4 by SargeC from California on Aug 06, 2018
3.5 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Jul 14, 2018
3.75 by paulish from New York on Jun 29, 2018
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3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by northwestdr from Michigan

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It's a nearly clear (slightly hazy), honey color, with an unremarkable, relatively thin head. It has a clean, simple taste, with greater hop presence than the average pale ale. Somewhat piney. It seemed a bit too bitter when right out of the fridge, but it has mellowed upon warming up. The malts are not particularly assertive, nor are they over-roasted, resulting in a mild, refined taste. Overall, it's in the average range for pale ales, without anything exciting or offensive. Reasonably easy to drink.

Jun 17, 2018
3.37 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on May 26, 2018
3.5 by bdiiorio from Connecticut on May 05, 2018
3.68 by TheCrowsEye from California on Apr 18, 2018
3.72 by Grill20 from California on Feb 12, 2018
1.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 28, 2017
3.87 by Daparkhu from Texas on Dec 09, 2017
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3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Dms844 from Minnesota

Nice hazy gold color, thin head and a bit of lacing. Great piney smell and taste. A nice pale ale, hits the spot.

Oct 11, 2017
Photo of Kefin_The_Drunk
4.52/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Kefin_The_Drunk from Texas

Underrated pale ale. Sufficient and well balanced hops compliment an excellent mouth feel. Very drinkable.

Sep 14, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by bpkrippner from Missouri

Deckhand Dave's fish Tacos

Aug 27, 2017
3.75 by bhwk from Ohio on Aug 23, 2017
3.77 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Aug 20, 2017
3.5 by wilfonzo from Florida on Aug 08, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours clear, orange-yellow in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is pale malt, orange, and honey. Slightly bitter, medium-light bodied, with moderate carbonation. Makes for a solid, above average, west coast style pale ale.

Aug 04, 2017
2.35 by Sexmortus from Arizona on Jul 19, 2017
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3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Pours that color of golden with just the slightest uptick of SRM with some light amber in there too. Nice 1/2" white head. Its a good looking "beer" that looks like "beer" according to what that friend who doesn't drink much "beer" says. Aroma knocks some dry hop citrus notes.

Taste is good, bitterness restrained, plenty of hop kick, citrus notes, lively carbonation, good toasted pale malt that doesn't wade into caramel territory and become something heavier and thicker than it should, even if it is made in Alaska. Easy to drink, nothing heavy or excessive, but I would have preferred if they put a guy skiing instead of snowboarding on the label.

Jun 27, 2017
3.39 by DanGeo from Michigan on Jun 23, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Pours a somewhat hazy golden orange and has a one finger white foamy head, slightly clingy light foamy lacing, leaves some rings goin’ down; the aroma has a strong sort of strong citrus, pine and floral aromas up front, just a tad of peppery spiciness that seems to be combined just right with a slight maltiness, I’m impressed; the flavoring is mainly bitter and spicey, sweet citrus aftertaste, zesty orange dry finish; its pretty easy on the palate and somewhat sessionable, carbonation seems adequate for the style and perhaps just a bit sharper than most APA’s for me, still enjoyable; overall, it has what it takes to be a pretty well done APA that can hang with the best of them, well worthy of buying again.

Jun 05, 2017
3.68 by mamaraza from Texas on Apr 22, 2017
3.75 by Rpm0003 from Texas on Apr 14, 2017
3.54 by Burgett from Texas on Apr 02, 2017
3.67 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Feb 16, 2017
3.38 by Fishwhisperer from Michigan on Nov 30, 2016
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3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

Traded for this a while back and finally got around to it on this rainy night. The date on the bottle was 2/4 but this didn't taste skunky or old but at the same time, this was one of the weaker American Pale Ales that I've had in ages. Still, it was good to have an unassuming beer that went down easily and this certainly fit that bill!

The pour to this was the best aspect of this beer as the hazy apricot hue and moderate head were quite pleasing for something out of a bottle like this. One big ring of lacing remained on top of my pint glass as there was another one not too far below that. Grass and caramel malt were strong in the nose with much of the latter in the taste. Light citrus and tropical notes were present on top of that with some grain in mouthfeel that gave this nice body. Not overly sticky or full of resin, there were just enough hints of those to serve as a reminder that this a Pale Ale as the finish was crisp and slightly sour along the lines of mint and grass.

With not a lot of alcohol to be found here, this was a beer that went down relatively easily while feeling like a session brew. This wouldn't be something that I'd buy again but if someone offered me one, I'd gladly take it. Once in a while, it's just nice to kick back and enjoy something without having to be bombarded!

Oct 22, 2016
Freeride APA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 642 ratings