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Icky IPA - Great Basin Brewing Co.

Icky IPAIcky IPA

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%

Brewed by:
Great Basin Brewing Co. visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Just say “Gimme an Icky!” Named after Nevada’s official state fossil, this beer is made in the India Pale Ale style. Ichthyosaur is accented by a blast of Cascade hops.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-05-2003)
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Reviews by Taz_Michael:
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1.1/5  rDev -69.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Stopped at a pizza parlor in Quincy, California, for buffet lunch. Saw Icky IPA on tap, so thought I'd give it a try. It's considered a premium beer, though it is brewed just over the hill from Quincy. I couldn't finish it. I tried, I really did. The aftertaste stayed with me for hours. I burped slimy hops from Quincy to Downieville. No bueno, compadres! Icky, indeed.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2013 21:37:00 | More by Taz_Michael
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden-orange with a tight, white head that leaves rings of lacing.

Smells of pine and earthy hops.

Tastes of the pine hops with a decent malt backbone. Hops lead off with citrus and pine along with a touch of fruit. Malts come through and add a bit of caramel and grainy sweetness. Finishes with a bit of earthy bitterness, but overall is malt forward.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid IPA and I would like to check out more from this brewery.

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A: Clear, orange color. Two finger head that dies off fairly quickly. Laces quite nicely though.

S: Not a whole lot of nose. Hoppy. Orange. Some floral.

T: Gentle citrusy and floraly hops. Quite malty for an IPA. Toasty, caramel malts. Reasonably balanced but a gentle IPA.

M: Light, smooth, very easy drinking. Crisp, clean carbonation.

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Smell: light orange tones and a hint of floral bitterness are tough to pull from the glass.

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A – Bright crystal clear orange in color. With a bright white head that sticks around and leaves nice lacing.

S – Pretty mild, but notes of lemon and orange are prominent. Not much else, a little bit of sweet malt.

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Icky IPA from Great Basin Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.