In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Alaskan Big Mountain Pale Ale

Aroma: “Orange, apricot, touch of caramel, malty, hints of chocolate, earthy. Pretty subtle nose overall.”

Flavor: “Slightly malt-forward with toast, caramel, and a touch of chocolate above a clean base-malt character. Bitterness balances this beer very well, and the hops flavor is of orange, apricot, and pine. One of the more complex malt bills we’ve had tonight.”

Overall: “The complex malt bill is the champion of this beer. Hops are solid but play more of a supporting role.”