Alaskan Freeride APA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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3.7/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally part of the Rough Draft Series

Added by Bitterbill on 07-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,310
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
635
pDev:
10.81%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
149
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 635 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of Skrumpy
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light orange/golden amber in color, a thin head that minimized quickly, and moderate lacing. Clear mostly, with a faint haze. The aroma is sweet, apricot, orange, honey, wheat, oats, and malt. Very nice flavor is light, but enough to maintain integrity. It is malt forward, a bit a citrus in the hops. I think this is a very crisp, refreshing, and enjoyable APA.

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Photo of KLHBB
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brown/amber, minimal head. Smells of citrus rind, grass and flowers. Taste of those little yellow sour flowers that grew in the grass that I ate as a child. Definite hops, but no bitterness. Quite lovely and refreshing.

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Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AdManager
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. nice warm amber color with .5" nice white head. Not a lot of nose, but hints of pine and hops. Not sure if this beer is a pale ale or an IPA as it hints at both. Great mouth feel and flavors that pop, but don't linger. This is a good beer.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmoore32
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matthowland
4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gtg642
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of klesniew
4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whatthehull
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter/tulip/wine glass from a 12 oz bottle

A - Nice translucent copper color with a one finger white head and little to no legs or lacing.

S - Lots of cracker like yeast up front, lots of malt/grain mostly sweet some a little toasty, slight dank, fresh cut grass, baking spice notes, fresh cut tree, potpourri, some sap and lots of green brown earth

T - Light but bright hops up front, lots of yeast, nice sweet to toasted malted/grain notes, taste like it smells the morning after you mow your lawn, nice pine, some pineapple, citrus rind and a nice sugary sweetness

M - Medium minus carbonation, medium minus acidity, nice balance, decent complexity and a sweet hop to sweet malt finish

D/O - Very refreshing, goes down like water and enough flavor to enjoy every sip. Not a lot to say about this one other than it is a great apa with no flavors lacking and nothing over the top. Well done.

Final thoughts - Price I am not sure of as I picked this up in an IPA sampler pack that was $11 for a twelve pack. The ABV is pretty low at 5.3%. Worth a try for sure.

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Photo of Smak_Hermann
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OrtheusMaximusRex
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I really like this beer and feel it is under-rated.

Poured into the Spiegelau IPA glass.

A= nice medium golden color, white or near white head.
S=really love the smell in this one, juicy citrus mixed with some pine and tropical fruits.
T=bright, fruity, a little spicy, great hop choices for this beer. not too bitter, just enough to work well with different goods like bbq, pizza, etc.
M=mediu body, enough malt to not leave the beer feeling thin
O=4.25

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tall glass, a clear golden yellow. Decent head and lacing. Smell is grassy and the carbonation is fine. The taste is good for a pale ale. A bit on the bitter side.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pianoguy
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle best by 4/23/16

Pours a clear golden body with a white head that dissipated quickly. A small amount of lacing.

Scent is fairly prominent ! Mostly tropical fruits with a faint malt presence

Taste follows. Not very much bitterness. There seems to be a lot of carbonation interfering with nailing down more of the taste (I do like what I'm getting though...)

Feel is prickly with a lot of carbonation...

It seems like the line between Pale Ale and IPA is pretty blurry these days... This really seems more like an east coast IPA .

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Photo of RI1117
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drpimento
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It’s not bad - nothing to write home about, but not bad. Nice appearance with decent head and some lace. Aroma is malt and hops. Flavor’s similar to nose, sweet at first, then the hops, finishes with wet grain. Slight medicinal character there too.

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Photo of Dunkelnacht
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Midwestbrew18
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Alaskan Freeride APA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 635 ratings