Monday, June 10, 2013

Beer Review: Alaskan Brewing Co. Freeride American Pale Ale

That label just needs some boarder bro screaming "EX-TREEEEEMMMME!!!!"

Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.3%

Fun Fact About the Brewery:

Alaskan Brewing is known for its ubiquitous (in the NW anyways) and very sold standard offerings. You can find the Alaskan Amber just about anywhere. But the brewery also does fantastic smaller releases like Baltic and Smoked Porters and other gems. This new Freeride American Pale ale is apparently going become one of the new standard offerings now that Alaskan has discontinued their other pale ale.


I believe I first tried this on tap at a Mariners game a while back. I hadn't heard of it or seen it anywhere before, but I'm always down to try a new pale ale. Anyways, it's darn good. It has a nice floral hop fragrance from the Citra and Cascade hops. It also has a bit of orange and/or lemon zesty-ness to it. Overall it's very smooth and drinkable, though, and the low ABV is perfect for the style. A very solid summer beer for sure, but not quite on the same level for me as Fremont Summer Ale or Victory Summer Love.

Rating: 3.75/5

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