Freeride APA
Alaskan Brewing Co.

Freeride APAFreeride APA
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Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #943
Ranked #23,944
3.7 | pDev: 11.08%
Jul 15, 2023
Jul 21, 2012
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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Reviewed by ZAP from Minnesota

3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
L-Deep oak color...pretty clear..

S-Nice citrus on the aroma..oranges, tangerines

T-Lightly flavored...a bit of citrus and a bit of caramel....lacks flavor

F-A bit light for an APA..thinnish..clean though

O-A promising aroma did not lead to a memorable beer. Clean, drinkable, but lacking in flavor and body...
Jul 15, 2023
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Reviewed by NeilSilber1 from California

4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours golden clear with white faint fading head on draught at The Hanger in Juneau Alaska after whale watching tour on vacation on cruise stop. Decent local pale ale at 5.3% ABV. Pairs well with amazing local wild salmon. Cheers to Alaska!
Jul 08, 2023
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Reviewed by GStone899 from Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 02, 2020
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 3.76 by Zanico from Ohio

Aug 01, 2019
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Rated by superwho24 from Arkansas

2.97/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
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
Rated: 3.81 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland

Jul 15, 2019
Rated: 3.28 by Raime from Korea (North)

Jun 22, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

Feb 20, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by ghasting from Washington

Aug 31, 2018
Rated: 3.33 by tylerjin from Michigan

Aug 20, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by Navin-Johnson from Texas

Aug 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 4 by Pretendeer from Washington

Aug 08, 2018
Rated: 4 by SargeC from California

Aug 06, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Jul 14, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Jun 29, 2018
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Reviewed by northwestdr from Michigan

3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
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
Rated: 3.37 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

May 26, 2018
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