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RATINGS: 224   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.


4.8
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2014
This is a pretty beer. Pours with intensely thick white head, and itís body is a sparkling clear deep golden with light-orange highlights. The initial aroma tells you that it is an American pale ale, but upon closer inspection it is much more than basic citrus, definitely not dank, thereís a wonderful sweet tropical fruit note, lychee fruits, lemon, light pine, tangerine. Flavor is clean, touches of crystal malt donít play a major role, the hop flavor takes on a quenching step and plays along with a slightly toasty malt flavor. The tropical note runs all along through the finish which is nicely dry. This is an absolutely fantastic American pale ale and because of the characteristics of new hop varieties, this beer reflects what the new standard should be.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Drinking from the bottle. The nose is floral with a little citrus. The taste is sweet potpourri and rose petals. There is a slight warm taste in the finish that is syrupy. Love it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 23, 2013
Well now, I was originally rating this beer as an IPA. Hops are of the battering variety mostly but itís pretty tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheatmonger (4) - Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
Beautiful beer. Very nice ale with stronger hops presence while maintaining balance with some sweetness of the malt. Very nice complexity. Will enjoy often. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3561) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 29, 2012
Draft at Tap Root Beer and Mead Social: Poured a coppery orange color with off white head. Aroma is strong citrus fruit, piney hops, and light malt. Taste was very lively hops with citrus, piney, strong bold flavor, simple malts allowed for the beer to be balanced. I really enjoyed how this left my mouth eager for another sip.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Poured a finger of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body. Great aroma. Bright grapefruit with a touch of pine. The taste is wonderful. Moderate grapefruit bitterness with a bit of honey sweetness in the middle, finishes with moderate pine bitterness. The texture is soft with just the right amount of fizz. Superb.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
in 16oz glass from keg .. . crisp stuff .. . medium hops, dried grass, some sticky hay .. . solid mouth .. . a great session beer .. . . she goes in circles to take a shit..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Purchased at a random liquor store in Milwaukee, WI; enjoyed at home while watching a Bears game on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Appearance is a bright amber gold, moderately cloudy, rich white head that lightly laces to the glass. Aroma of caramel malt, rich in a variety of hops as well, kind of smells somewhere between a barley wine and a pale ale, rather unique. Taste goes down with a moderate thickness, nice hop profile, nice bitterness as well. Pretty good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (753) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours a crisp golden copper color with creamy white head. Hop, citrus, pine and sweet malt aroma. Orange, grapefruit, hop and sweet malt flavors. Light body and smooth hop finish.


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