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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
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.

3.9
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.

3.5
douglas88 (9176) - 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
superspak (5584) - 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
pdx76 (651) - 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

3.6
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2014
From bottle. Dark golden color with lots of creamy head. Aroma is caramel, grass, pine, and light citrus. Taste is similar, with some sweet orange and light pine notes. Smooth and well-balanced. A nice pale.

4
mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottled sample from happy Harry's. Pours straw in colour. Beautiful citrus flavour. Hoppy. Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
sawbuck (732) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Nice aroma of citrus fruit and fresh cut grass notes. Nice deep orange in color. White head. Rich sweet malt up front. Citrus comes though, lemon and grassy, then bitterness comes in. Fairly mild bitterness, finishes with with same citrus tone. Light to medium mouth feel and the bitterness lingers just a bit.

3.2
Onslow (1495) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear amber brew with dense head. LIght aroma of citrus. Taste is clean and dry with modest citrus tones. Very light on the tongue and refreshing.

3.6
ColovianTrader (464) - - AUG 9, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Crisp and clean. Moderate citrus hops, orange, mild caramel, light fruit, bread and hints of lemon peel. Flavors are all nice but a bit subtle.


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