bpreo (2455) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very tasty and appealing American Pale Ale from Alaskan Brewing Company. I would happily have another.
UnicornBrewing (3) - - JUL 19, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
NW pale ale with new age Citra addition to classic Cascade and Centennial hops. Despite snowboarder on label, a nice summer respite from runoff of IPA’s still flooding market. Sours certainly seem to be chinking away at this homogeneous wave in craft beer resurgence this season as well. Also, since when can we have sports on beer labels? Was that not the whole issue with Alpine Extreme http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/paulaner-bavarian-alp making that such a rare find, esp with Texas “Malt Liquor” designation stamped on already rare label? Oh, damn, snowboarder was perhaps the old label found online, this one has a cyclist trekking on frozen water next to wall of ice, slowly creeping through time with immense energy eventually carving Deap Vallys grooves into the continent. Flown over the glaciers that perhaps found way into a batch of this en route to Asia. Clarity would almost make someone who regularly works 80 hour weeks impressed. Spans taste of classic NW pale and modern trend in new flavor discoveries. Leaves lace on glass the level of Vegas bachelor party after good intending attendee doing part by cleaning some of the lingerie before succumbing to out of element amphetamine come down sleep.
bartzluke (571) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz pour from bottle into shaker in Idaho. Solid APA. Fairly straightforward. A bit of fruitiness sweetness , a bit of hops bitterness.
BrownALEx (410) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Very dry APA. Not the best I’ve had from Alaskan, but a decent beer none the less. Would probably get again.
Marheb (4563) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(En fût à l’aéroport de Seattle): Des tons un brin dilué de fleurs et d’agrumes, de feuilles de thé et de terre sèche.
jksipa (747) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Champs DTW. Hazy deep orange with a small off white head leaving sparse lace. Lots of citrus with a subdued caramel backing. Moderately bitter. Medium slick mouth with average carbonation and a long bitter finish.
Turboninja (468) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap@Alaska Lodge (SEA), Seattle, USA. Medium aroma with a bit overaged mango and some resin. Deep golden color with minimal white head and clear liquid. Medium bit messy taste of fruits and citrus, some pine and resin. Unbalanced and medium/narrow taste spectrum. Medium aftertaste with citrus and some hops. Light/medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, bit messy underperformer, fresh though.
hoptimusPrimed (154) - SPAIN - MAR 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly tasty, better than expected. Little citrus and fruity and good balance.
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at st Patrick’s day party. Aromas of hops and citurs. Flavors were the same. Hoppy for an APA. Ok
Strangebrewer (1133) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured clear dark amber with a creamy lasting of white head. Bold citrus hop aroma. Medium-full bodied, creamy mouthfeel with a tart finish. Flavour is mainly hop dominated, earthy, with bitter citrus grapefruit and caramel malt.
drpimento (3000) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s not bad - nothing to write home about, but not bad. Nice appearance with decent head and some lace. Aroma is malt and hops. Flavor’s similar to nose, sweet at first, then the hops, finishes with wet grain. Slight medicinal character there too.