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RATINGS: 255   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 Juneauís glacier-fed water.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottled. Poured clear, lighter orange with a well-retained, sticky whitish head.. quite a bit of rising carbonation. The aroma picked up earth and orangey hops over soft pale and bready notes.. a hint of metallic character on the back of the nose. The flavor found sweet caramel and bready malts at the core, with pine resin, black pepper, and orange zesty bitterness around.. tangy and bitter on the long, mostly citrusy finish. Light-medium bodied and well-carbonated.. a tad sharp at times, but otherwise tasty and very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
Signs of unfilteredness decorate a dirty golden-colored beer with a frothy, off-white head. This really has a great, fresh, hop-forward aroma with noticeable, but light, caramel malts. Pine and light citrus define a delicious hop bouquet thatís modestly.bold in the nose. Itís so fruity in the mouth that it almost reminds me of a tropical fruit punch. It really is delicious for an APA, and its fruity character makes this seem a slightly out of the norm. Still, on the better end of the spectrum for the style in my opinion. Itís clean, fresh, and refreshing, much like a watered-down Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, softer and lighter, but still packing a tasty hop flavor with an earthy, slightly caramel flavor and a strong finish of fresh hay. This beer is perfect for working outdoors in the Texas summer heat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (941) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle at Columbia event. Pours a slightly cloudy golden color. Aroma is subtly resinous, very nice. Body very lively, finish reveals citrus. Very nice indeed. Iím not sure what the style guidelines are here, but I dig this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skykwby (45) - Texas, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pour has little to no head. Dark golden in color, slightly cloudy. Aroma is citrus, pine. First sip a bit bitter, not sweet. Clean on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2013
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cold. Aroma: A little fruity! Some green apple, some grapefruit, and nice hop character. Appearance: Sliiiiiightly hazy dark polished gold in color, with a pretty foamy head that dissipates after a bit. Decent lacing. Taste: Nice hops up front, progresses toward a nice malty finish. A little bit of that citrus from the aroma lasts throughout. Palate: Lingers. Smooth, medium bodied, and has definite presence. Warms. Overall: Really good stuff here, Alaskan Brewing Co.! Nice balance, nice character. Great beer; would buy again and recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6751) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with lacing white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, some slight lemon, grass, pine notes, hints of caramel, nice grapefruit, touch of toffee. Taste is a mix of lemon, grass, some hints of grapefruit, touch of caramel, toffee, some spice notes, nice and clean, finishing fairly clean, bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (236) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pours copper-gold, white frothy head. Aroma is faint in general, - grapefruit citrus, with a shortbread undertone. Taste follows suit, with a nice warm, malt framework for a clean hop-bitter finish. It has a bit more substance to the mouthfeel than most APA. Not particularly complex, but the balance hits my preferences very well - clean, refreshing, with a lttle substance. I donít know but the water may play a part in this - never considered that before.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8178) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
Great tropical citrus aroma. Flavor is malty, hint of butteriness, citrus, low bitterness, easy-dirnking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4195) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle. The look is hazy, copper colored, sediment, and a decent off white head. The smell is hops, slight pine, fruit mostly orange with some pink grapefruit, and solid. The taste is pine, hops, fruits, and decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
Sample at brewfest. Nice APA actually, surprised by that. Good hoppiness to it, very clean and not at all stale tasting. Very solid.


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