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RATINGS: 303   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 Juneau’s glacier-fed water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2231) - - OCT 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-6-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a reddish tinted amber color with a big billowy white head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time as big bubbles within the foam head pop, leaving a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is strongest of a hoppy smell mixed with a rather strong sweet fruity nature. The hop is mainly of a grapefruit smell, but has other aromas of lemon with some floral notes there as well. The fruity flavors, like the hop, are largely citrus in nature as well with lots of tangerine and orange. Along with the citrus however, so to comes some caramel along with a little bit of a biscuit malt and roasted smell, overall producing a rather nicely balanced smell. Taste – The taste begins with a very light level of citrus sweetness and a nice biscuit and bready flavor. Some light caramel sweetness is present upfront as well, but this flavor fades rapidly as the taste advances from the start. While the caramel fades, hop flavors of a grapefruit flavor really start to kick in. Some lemon flavors also come to the tongue as well as a bit of a roasted and grainy taste. Some herbal and flowery hop tastes then join the flavor profile at the end of the taste, and with a bit of a dwindling of the citrus sweetness, one is left with a rather moderately hopped and sweet grainy biscuit flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the averages to slightly thicker side in terms of thickness and creaminess for a brew of 5.3 % abv with a carbonation level that is average. Both were quite appropriate for the style with the slightly thicker body of the brew nicely accentuating the moderately hopped flavor of the brew. Overall – An all right APA with a decent level of hoppiness and a slightly drier and more biscuity taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (2068) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Nice hints of burnt caramel, and good hop profile. Flavour doesn’t last too long, but very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Light amber, thin head. Light hop nose with some caramel. Light bitterness with mellow fruity hop. Bit shy but ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1606) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Draft at the Seattle taproom at SEA. Pours a clear, orange color with an OK white head. Not much in the aroma to be honest. Some hops but that is it. Light, watery taste. Some hops, but no finish or much in the flavor. It may be an old keg. Seems more like a session beer. Would probably be good on a hot day!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5741) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Orange pour with a creamy white head and lace. Aroma is light caramel malt with a touch of citrus hops. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt with a nice floral/citrus flavor. Medium bodied with a bit foamy carbonation and a light medium hop bitter. pretty nice pale ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Hazy gold pour with a 1 finger off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and crystal malts, biscuit, floral and citrus hops. Flavor is sweet crystal malt up front, biscuit, lemony and sweet orange hops and a little tart tree fruit. Lightish body with a creamy,but slightly chalky entry, light to medium carbonation and off dry, slightly juicy finish. Tasty stuff, could have done without so much Crystal malt sweetness, .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thefederalist (306) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is of nice grassy hops, and some sappy aromas. Flavor is moderately bitter with some mild sweetness. Feels nice in the mouth, but there is a slight harshness in the finish. Good effort, but a little misaligned.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2014
12oz bottle. Thanks to robotopera for bringing this back for me from Michigan. Best by 110414. Clear orange amber color. Thin light khaki head. Leaves decent thicker lace. Smooth, kind of soft moderate strength carbonation. Grassy resiny light grapefruity hop, caramel and toasty malt. Good, but kind of mild. Moderate bitter taste, kind of spicy, lighter sweet. Solid balanced kind of soft pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 5.3 % abv. Appearance: The body has a nice orange amber color with great clarity. It has a small slightly off white head that slowly settles. As it settles it makes some nice lacing on the glass. Smell: The aroma has citrusy grapefruit like hops over light bready sweetness. As I drink I notice some very light peach and orange peel notes as well. Taste / Palate: It has the good drinkable medium body with a nice balance of hops and malt. The edge favors hops and it has nice citrusy notes running through out. The base is a sweet bready and lightly caramelized maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8146) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A nice soft floral and citrus nose. The flavor is more floral hops, medium toasted malts, a bit of late strong citrus. Clean and good.

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