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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Alaskan Freeride APA is brewed with Cascade, Citra, and Centennial hops, premium two-row and specialty crystal malts, and Juneauís glacier-fed water.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (2080) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2013
This is so juicy. Plenty of nice hop character but only enough bitterness to stop it being sweet. This is a very nice session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8986) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale amber with a short white head. Surprisingly enjoyable nose, though it is basic, the Cascade orange juiciness plays with some English-like hop moss / mustiness, which is confusing to be given the inclusion of Citra (and thankfully this isnít another Citra shallot / pee / pineapple bomb). Decent caramel / stroopwafel cookie malt core, a bit too sugary but not unpleasant. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Good acid, good balance. Crusty grains and stale bread crust with some green vegetal hops and stewed tea leaves (thereís the Centennial) once it warms. Becomes more bitter and rough with time and warmth, but overall itís a pretty solid American pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Poured hazy golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus hop and earthy aroma. Medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdrinker79 (1968) - Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2013
12 oz. bottle- Pours slightly hazy golden with a one finger white head that slowly reduces. Aroma is fresh citrusy hops, man I love the smell of hops, there is also a light sweet malt taste. Taste is not as good as the aroma, hops are there, but they donít really stand out, but this is a pale ale after all. Body is medium light and carbonation is bubbly and prickly. Good hop forward pale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (708) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
On tap at SeaTac Airport, middle of the road on all levels, some fruitiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BillKismet (3742) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Poofy, air-filled head sits atop a golden-amber body. Light leafyness with a hint of soap esters, a bit of a muted nose. Body is softly leafy, but uncomplex, and a bit stillborn. This never quite develops, and is undone by a hollow, tinny underpinning. Disappointing for an Alaskan offering--I wish they would revive the ESB, which was vastly superior to free ride, and better differentiated as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1591) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Aroma of grapefruit. Pours a clear amber with a thin rapidly dissipating white head and minimal lacing. The initial taste is sweet followed withl a bitter finish. Sweet grapefruit, toasted malt, with apple notes and a bread-like finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, extremely drinkable. The hops while present, aren’t over the top. An amiable combination of hops and malts. Would drink again…and again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 26, 2013
Very refreshing pale ale that is good and crisp. It finishes a little too bitter to be better. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5483) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Crisp bronze coloured body with a bright copper glow and a thinnish, one centimetre tall tan head and zillions of bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of citra hops, with hints of grapefruit and citrus, but plenty of bright pungent notes and some solid malt in the back. Medium-bodied; Nice balance of malt and hops up front gives way to a citra and relatively pungent hop character that doesnít last long, just shows up for a tiny bit of bitterness. Aftertaste shows a good balance, some light sweetness and a dry finish with more of the emphasis on hops. Overall, a nice APA with a good balance throughout and some solid hybrid hop variety flavours coming through. I sampled this twelve ounce stubby bottle purchased from La Bodega in Anchorage, Alaska on 23-May-2013 for US$1.80 sampled at home in Washington on 25-June-2013 - well worth bringing back to the opposite end of the country.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pictoman (869) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
Poured from 355mL bottle. Clear orange-ish yellow with medium white head. Fresh light hop aroma. Mild hop taste, actually fairly watery tasting. Weak body.

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