Alaskan Freeride APA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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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:
#30,115
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
624
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
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Ratings: 624 |  Reviews: 97
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

Photo of Czequershuus
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a pale amber with a reasonable head. The aroma leads with pineapple, as well as mango, brown sugar, and a hint of dank and spice. The flavor is fairly balances between brown sugar malt and spicy, tropical hop flavors. The mouthfeel is thin as first but coating by the end. Overall this is a solid pale, but not something I would often seek out.

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Photo of evergreen_machine
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tdewhurst
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth, well crafted. Not overly hoppy.

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Photo of tmcarter23
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeubTube
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bombventure
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barnzy78
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, best by 010316
A - amber body with a frothy off-white head that leaves some sticky lacing as it dissipates
S - caramel malt, herbal hops with grapefruit and pine in the nose as well
T - zesty grapefruit and orange, pine, caramel, toasty/nutty grain, herbal hops
M - medium body, moderate carbonation, finishes semi-bitter
O - decent APA. Nothing outstanding, but glad to try it.

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Photo of Stephen_Bailey
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtaylord
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a soft hazy burnt orange to brown color with a light transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a somewhat rapid pace. Lacing was super light and stringy.
The smell had a decent blend between the caramel malts and some citrus and pine bitterness. Still, the sweet part of the hops also comes out and blends in all together.
The taste was mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors and bringing in the hops for some bitterness yet, somehow, there's not much cohesion here as the beer maintains a separation between the flavors. Its bitter sometimes and then sweet at other times. The aftertaste instills the sweet caramel malts.
The mouthfeel was about a light on the body with a decent sessionable feel to it. There's the bitterness that comes and goes so it seems to take on differing personas in the feel.
Overall, for all of the times I've had this beer, this is what I truly think of this beer and often recommend other APA's over this.

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Alaskan Freeride APA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 624 ratings