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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Alaskan Freeride APA is brewed with Cascade, Citra, and Centennial hops, premium two-row and specialty crystal malts, and Juneau’s glacier-fed water.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Std appearance a light golden pour wit ha small loose white head. Aroma had a hint of lemon zest a touch of spruce tree. Avg palate. Clean crisp hop taste mostly light citrus and lemon zest and a hint of a spice I can’t quite place. Overall a sessionable beer, good, but lacking any real substance that defines it uniquely. I could sit and sip this with most anything.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12915) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
On tap @ Barrelhouse 101. Orange pour with a white head. Nose is bread, orange peel, floral hops, and toast. Nice sweetness, and a touch of fruits. Flavor is quite sweet. Big toast and bread character. Slight herbal tang. Lots of orange, flowers, and a subtle pine note. Mild bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Active amber with a medium off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is floral and vegetal with pale malts and mild citrus. Taste is grainy and average Joe with floral hops, grains, vegetation, pale malt and a moderate bitter ending.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2805) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a thin off-white head. Faint hoppy aroma and a mild malty flavor. Some bitterness at the end but not very interesting’

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9366) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Sample at the Willoughby PBCCP tasting on 11/17/2013: Murky pale amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of floral hops, citrus and bready malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a short herbal hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
northropfrye (2613) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
I’ll give this the benefit of the doubt and assume that I got an old bottle or bad batch because this was one of the worst APAs I’ve tried. Orange/amber body frothy white head. Looked nice enough, but the aroma is a faint mineral hops. Taste is only slightly bitter and quite mineral, like licking a pop can. Some slight sweetness. Overall not very good. I’d like to rerate this with a fresh bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2013
On tap at Yard House Houston. It pours a lightly hazy dark golden body and a small, dense off-white head. The aroma has some caramel maltyness, but it’s the hops that dominates. Pine cones and some citrus notes. Quite dry on the palate, with a soft carbonation, medium to full body. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, both initially and towards the end. Pine cones and some hop pellets. Not bad at all, but it’s somehow boring anyway. 131112

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markducommun (371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Marigold with a thin white head. Big, sweet, citrusy nose. Taste is pretty one dimensional, mix of piney and citrusy bitterness without malts balancing it out. Fairly thin bodied, clean and dry palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedSox2004 (1426) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pours golden blond with a small bright white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, tangerines, with hay, biscuity malt, farm smell, nice. Lean body, some nice malt flavor, toffee, and good bitterness level; there are some pleasant hop qualities, but probably was not stored too well. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, fizzy mouthfeel, and a crisp finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a murky amber-copper color with a medium white head that slowly recedes to a splotchy film. The aroma is kinda nice with grapefruit, oranges and a bit of sweet malts. The taste is a good bready malt base nicely accentuated by light citrus hops. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering bready malts. Overall: Not stellar, but decent and tasty.

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