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Icky IPA - Great Basin Brewing Co.

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Icky IPAIcky IPA

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.17%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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Taz_Michael

California

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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uabarca_

California

1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

02-24-2014 00:13:15 | More by uabarca_
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

2/5  rDev -43.8%

11-27-2013 15:59:28 | More by DRTBrewster
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Cinderbike

Nevada

2.63/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Gold with a fluffy white head.

S - Where's the hops? Didn't smell much. Light malt character and hints of what might have been citrus and pine. Not much.

T - Malt, with some hop flavor. Again, not enough.

M - Medium, but well carbonated. It's balanced and not too hop-forward.

O - I had higher hopes. The "Hopasaur" was much better. This just wasn't up to bar. Needs more dryhopping, aroma hops, and bitter ing hops. Beyond that it's a decent IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 05:02:00 | More by Cinderbike
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this on 2010-08-19 in Reno, NV at the Great Basin brew pub

A - Clear mahogany with a 1-finger head

S - Not much except some mild grain

T - Odd and not my favorite. Sweet, toasted malt, burnt bitter chocolate, fermented grass. The aftertaste is bitter as expected but there's also a sourness that didn't grab me. I liked the flavors less as the beer warmed.

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Not creamy.

D - I guess I'm in the minority, but one was enough for me.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2010 20:08:32 | More by Tucquan
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Duff27

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Half inch white head on a amber colored body. Good lacing and decent head retention.

S- Stanky orange smell, kinda weird!

T- Taste follows the smell in that it's definitely different. There is citrus in there but this would be what I consider a malt bomb IPA...hops are serisouly lacking compared to 98% of IPAs out there. Strange aftertaste.

M- Medium mouthfeel, lower end of carbonation.

D/O- Both a higher degree of carbonation and more hop presence would benefit Ichthysaur. That being said, it was easy to put this one down. Thanks a ton for the Nevada tick beerandraiderfan!

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 01:40:44 | More by Duff27
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-06-2014 07:35:01 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

03-02-2013 19:05:24 | More by dertyd
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-11-2013 23:23:30 | More by GRG1313
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fcrcmach

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-23-2014 17:20:34 | More by fcrcmach
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tpacek

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-30-2014 14:22:41 | More by tpacek
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.7%

03-04-2013 00:00:43 | More by jbertsch
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-14-2013 02:55:17 | More by CasanovaCummins
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mmilyko

Nevada

3/5  rDev -15.7%

09-02-2012 05:47:47 | More by mmilyko
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-28-2014 07:35:38 | More by PappyVans
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jhutch31

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-18-2013 03:22:23 | More by jhutch31
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ah, while not my favorite beer in Nevada, it is a classic amongst the general beer wasteland.

Pours much darker than your average ipa. Light brown or dark copper, your call. Aroma was not noteworthy, slight earth/grain/pine feel to it. Definitely a malt forward vs. hop forward taste. A nice change of pace and dose of something closer to originality than just dumping hops in a brew (which is nice also).

A degree of sweetness, tiny aspect of pine with the malt and wood feel give this a degree of complexity that you often don't see a lot of nubes able to pick up on. The carbonation is usually lower than average, giving this a charming pseudo cask feel to it at times.

This beer is the footsteps for which all in Northern Nevada are brewing in. Are there better ipas? Yeah, over 100+ in my book. Doesn't mean this one isn't good. Of course, at times, this one isn't good, there is a huge amount of variation to the beer, and you have to get it fresh to want any discernable amount of hop flavor to come out of it. OK for an English ipa I guess. I wouldn't classify this as a west coast ipa, that's for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2010 18:28:50 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Wiscodrinker

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-01-2014 00:13:31 | More by Wiscodrinker
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atigerlife

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

01-13-2013 17:52:23 | More by atigerlife
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ajtorres311

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-17-2013 15:57:28 | More by ajtorres311
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seanwilson530

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-18-2013 23:03:43 | More by seanwilson530
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Jordan444

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

11-26-2013 07:29:13 | More by Jordan444
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marct

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

02-01-2012 15:18:50 | More by marct
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onedogtwodog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-10-2013 21:09:03 | More by onedogtwodog
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: clear orange in color with a 1/4" head that breaks apart quickly.

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

Taste: light caramel, orange, a bit of pear, and some mild floral bitterness create a mellow flavored IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Short lasting aftertaste and mildly refreshing.

Overall: a so-so IPA that has some muted flavors but it is very easy to quaff.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2013 17:53:32 | More by Gavage
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Icky IPA from Great Basin Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.