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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Fresh, crisp and inviting, this golden ale is a favorite with crab, prawns and salads. The floral aroma of hops is derived from dry hopping during the fermentation process.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
After reading some of the reviews I have to assume I have a bad six pack. Opening a bottle and smelling the vapor I noticed rusty cap smell, smoked hickory and sweet onions. The taste is very similar with no hops. A bummer of a sixer and just plain grrrrrr. Now, what the heck am I going to do with the other four?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"how is Alaskan PALE ALE a blonde? Oh well. Itís a bit boring for a pale, but enjoyable and highly drinkable. I used to like it more, but since then have come to enjoy the "bigger" pales. For those who want an easy drinking balanced beer, this is it."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
August 12th, 2012 - Traveling in your 20ís should be day after day of walking, meeting quirky locals, and enduring hardships for the sake of experience. But when you travel with the family, itís important to make concessions. Cruise ships are a little dull for those looking to put boot-to-dirt, even if youíre on a floating city plowing the waters around Alaska. However, my family made a concession for me when a few agreed to make the trip out to Alaskan Brewing Company with me. The facility is surprisingly small, but that left plenty of time in the tasting room taking in the relatively small offering on tap. I began with their Pale, a Golden Ale that clearly fit Alaskaís verdant summer better than their winter. Itís a a deep blonde with a small, frazzled head, and has a distinct Northwestern hoppy profile with gentle touches of grapefruit. The malt profile is gentle and light, masked partially by a fizzy carbonation, a short aftertaste, and a simplicity that lends this to being a sessionable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1311) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
A - pours clear darker golden straw with 1 finger white head. S - a quiet pale. Aromas of soap, pine needles, and tropical fruit. M - light with average carb. Some malty chewiness on the palate. T - tropical fruit, light soapy notes, lemon zest and pine. Very light bready and caramel malts. Some sort of sweet tart like chalky candy as well. O - nice an drinkable. Super simple blandish pale. 3

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Best by 24JAN13 Pours light golden with a solid soapy white foam sheet. Smells of grass, lime, citrus some light grain. Simple nose. Taste is grainy, light malt, some golden raisins and juice with some hints of metal. A really simple, refreshing character. Light bodied with prickly, present carb and a dry finish. Nice beer, but more of a pilsner for the most part. Serving type: bottle 12-14-2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (3224) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
light orange. No head. Tangerine nose. Nice balance. I get bananas and jelly beans in taste. Pretty sweet. Maybe thereís a hint of walnuts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (858) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Had while on an Alaskan cruise. A pretty decent beer. Nothing really special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Serving type: bottle Aroma Slight hint of hop and citrus. Appearance - Golden Clear. No head with some light lacing. T/P- The taste is very light a nice crisp beer. Also a sum what sweet taste Overall- Drink ability is okay, bit this is a very watery beer, so it goers down pretty easy. Defiantly a disappointment from everything else that Alaskan Brewery puts out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 26, 2013
There is a very pale tasting mild bitterness to the initial taste but the secondary flavor is nice and crisp. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (708) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
Poured from a 355mL bottle. Clear medium yellow with white head. Light hops aroma with light hops taste. Not very bitter if your a big hop head and not super fresh, but very smooth and does have a distinct hop taste. Nothing amazing, but very drinkable and a very refreshing finish. Quite good for a golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 4, 2012
pours a nice golden with a thin white head. This beer is earthy and has a nice citrus flavor to it. The hops are nice and mellow with a light sweetness and hints of grass.

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