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RATINGS: 232   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozarkspops (361) - - APR 22, 2013
Somewhat hazy golden copper pour. Medium stone white head with lots of lacing. Aroma is piney, juniper, and some citrus. Pretty light flavor. Hop characteristics mirror the aroma. Refreshing but not amazing. ---Rated via iPhone


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12626) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1468) - Denver, Colorado, 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5024) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1954) - 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, .

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thefederalist (290) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6416) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (680) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6033) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2611) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 10/23/2014. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt balance; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and balanced bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. The hop flavors in the taste were not as bright as the aromas. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good American pale ale. Good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (627) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle pours clear copper with thick white head. Nose of floral grass and grain. Taste is of sweet hop, grass, and grain. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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