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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nbmeyers (2) - Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2013 does not count
Perfect example of an APA. Not super bitter, well rounded, hoppy and smooth with a little sweetness. All this from the bottle when you need to get Sierra Nevada in a can to come even close to its balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Second nice apa in a row.. Slight citrus aroma + malt. Gold honey pour. Taste is balanced nice mouthfeel. Slight citrus big malt and med hops at end. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Dark orangish straw, some haze, thin to moderate frothy white head, little lacing.   Pale hop nose, a little stale, some wet blanket notes.   Faint hoppiness on the tongue, a touch grainy, with some wet blanket bringing up the backside.   Not as sharp as their normal Pale Ale.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft hops, a little grainy, minor earth, and a stale aspect that I cannot shake.   Not as bright as their standard Pale, which was only fair.   Not really a fan.   Not bright, like most Alaskan beers.   Perhaps I had my hopes too high?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (689) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2013
On tap on the WSF Walla Walla, headed to Bremerton. Pours slightly cloudy pale orange copper with medium white head. Aroma is light caramel malt and thin floral hops. Taste is faintly sweet pale malt that finishes earthy. Nice mild bitter finish with fresh citrus and floral notes from the hops. Very nice for a pale, the fresh hops really distinguish this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3405) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
12 oz. bottle that I picked up in Jackson, WY during my recent visit to Yellowstone. Pours a hazy golden amber with a moderate off-white head. Very pleasant aroma that has ample citrus hops along with some pale malt. The flavor is similar although not as fruity as the aroma. Moderate hops bitterness at the finish. On the lighter side of medium bodied. No problems.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
355 ml bottle. Pours a very thinly veiled, yet otherwise clear pale golden amber with a resilient, thin white head. Aroma is toasted malts. Flavor is cereals, hints of fruits, malty, toasty. Finish is a nice shot of citrus, mostly grapefruit and lemon, earthy notes. Light body, watery mouthfeel, average carbonation. Fine APA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fantomasus (204) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Pours a hazy amber with a one inch white head. Appearance would be rated higher but there is something oily about it that looks unappetizing. Aroma is pleasant but uneventful: light caramel, light citrus, no yeast (or at least very hard to describe). Taste is fairly balanced with a nod towards sour/biter. Medium body with an unpleasant thin, oily feel. Unwelcome astringent, bitter finish. Will not buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bconch (290) - - JUL 31, 2013
Draft in Laramie. Fruity citrus nose. Taste is same with nice carbonation. Good, dry apa finish. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3946) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 30, 2013
On tap in a pilsner glass. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops plus a nice pale maltiness. Flavor the same with a great hop and malt balance. Average texture. A good pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1826) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Tap at Safeco field Deep golden pour, nice white head. Green leafy hops and caramel aroma. Flavor is well hopped for the style but otherwise a bit thin. House character in the metallic elements on the long finish. Nice if not exceptional APA.

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