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Icky IPA - Great Basin Brewing Co.

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Icky IPAIcky IPA

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123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-05-2003

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.
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer with lots of flavor. Local favorite in my hometown of Reno.

Photo of louisanabeerman
4.54/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

really enjoyed this IPA in Reno, NV. awesome place. 6.4% is a winner. great percentage of alcohol, without it tasting off. we took growlers with us and the beer was very consistent. i'd recommend this one. fantastic taste with no shortage of alcohol.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.44/5  rDev +22%

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4.4/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had "Icky" (as the locals call it) ontap at a real nice pizza place in Sparks. One of the best AIPA's ive had in a good long while. It's a bit sweeter than some of the IPA's im used to in Oregon. Got a lot more florals and herbal flavors from it, as opposed to the citrus and pine i'm accustomed to.

Pour was a amber copper, with a thin sticky head. The lacing grabbed the glass wherever and whenever it could to create resinous art down the side of my glass.

Juicy sweetness, with enough bitterness to add complexity. Like I said afore, this was one of my favorite ipa's in a very long time, and more complex and interesting than say, a Stone IPA, though not as 'big'.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wiseman Zach brought back a 64oz. growler of this for my (Nick's) birthday. Wiseman Zach, you are fucking awesome!

Split between Wisemen Nick, Zach, Jorge, and Peter. Reviewed by Nick and Pete.

Appearance: Pours a clear, bright, orange-copper body, with 1/4-inch sticky white head. Scant carbonation can be seen within. Pretty, web-like lacing. N: 4.0; P: 4.0

Smell: Fresh, oily, hops dominate. Lemon zest, pine, and caramel also present with some other herbal notes. Pete sees the smell as "not that impressive", referring to the overall strength of the smell. I kind of agree... N: 4.0; P: 3.0

Taste: Lemon zest, pine and buttery malts start it off. Finishes on herbal and hoppy notes, and aftertaste is mildly bitter. Not a taste that will blow you away, but very pleasant and mild. N: 4.0; P: 4.5

Mouthfeel: Buttery and smooth. "Really creamy", says Pete. Carbonation is pretty low, which may be a result of the growler, but who knows. Great consistency. Mildly spicy with a slightly dry finish. Very well put together. N: 5.0; P: 5.0

Drinkability: Super smooth and mild. Extremely sessionable. I am so glad Zach brought this back for me. Everyone in the group loved it. N: 5.0; P: 5.0

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4.16/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of KoG
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep rich copper color with a generous head.

Nice hoppy aroma with hints of citrus, malt, and light pine.

Taste is well balanced. Hops hold their own backed by a nice malt character with a light caramel flavor. Pretty tasty and goes down smooth.

A pretty good pale ale if i must say.

Photo of dfillius
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. The first hoppy beer I ever liked when I tried for the first time in 2002. Tried again and reviewed in 12/2011.
A: Moderate pour yields 1/2 finger of off-white, tight head with great retention. Hazy golden orange liquid.
S: Delicate hop, pronounced caramel. Slightly stale/sherry aroma is ever so slight. Maris Otter malt maybe.
T: Sweet caramel with delicate hop flavor. Hops are floral with some good savory bitterness, growing with every sip, gently ups the bitterness. A tad mellow on hops for an AIPA. Almost an EIPA, but for a more aggressive piney flavor.
M: Round, smooth, delicate bite.
O: Quite a mellow IPA. I can see why this was my gateway. I'd order another definitely and buy for parties or sessions. Not a palate wrecker.

Photo of TwoBeers
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

O: I reviewed this served from a bottle, but I much prefer it fresh from the brewery. Either way, a decent and very drinkable IPA.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Icky IPA from Great Basin Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.