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India Pale Ale - Glacier Brewhouse

India Pale Ale
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89
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%


Brewed by:
Glacier Brewhouse visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.35% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
If you like hop aroma, flavor, and a clean – crisp – balanced bitterness, you will love this beer. Our special double dry hopping regime takes place in the aging tank as well as the serving tank. Simcoe and Amarillo hops render incredible floral and citrus aromas. Special English floor malted barley provides the backbone necessary to round out this fruity, unfiltered, session-like IPA.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-06-2005)
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Kuaff:
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Kuaff

Alaska

3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass at the Brewhouse in Anchorage.

It's got a one to two-finger, white head and a hazy dark orange color. Looks pretty good.

The scent is a weak but pleasant one of orange and honey.

In the taste, I get citrus, some hop bitterness, and sweet biscuits. Not fantastic, but pretty nice.

It's kinda full-bodied for an IPA, and there's nothin' wrong with that.

A solid IPA that goes nicely with some bar food.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2013 20:25:08 | More by Kuaff
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Mikexw

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-08-2014 13:51:27 | More by Mikexw
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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gregpietsch

Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

12-05-2013 05:30:57 | More by gregpietsch
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mikeg67

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, Anchorage, AK. Pours hazy, deep golden with long lasting, foamy, white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt, orange marmalade and ripe fruit. Body is full and crisp. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and hoppy. Well made IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2013 19:06:45 | More by mikeg67
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denver10

Colorado

3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden orange with a nice foamy white head and good lacing. Aroma is doughy bread, grapefruit, and a bit earthy. On the lighter end of the medium mouthfeel spectrum. Overall, solid brew. Found this one to be more English than America and labeled here. Glad I tried this, would drink again,

Serving type: cask

08-21-2013 06:34:02 | More by denver10
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-13-2013 13:10:39 | More by DrinkSlurm
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MAUEX_MFA

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-27-2013 02:42:42 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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TechTriumph

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-07-2013 04:53:44 | More by TechTriumph
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft, poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a hazy light to medium yellow-golden amber with a tow finger white head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, pineapple and light bready malt. Flavor follows with good piney and citrus hops, citrus and bready malt. Medium bodied. A nicely made IPA with better than average complexity to the hops and good malt support. The hops are fresh and spicy. A very nice draft IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2013 03:49:12 | More by LiquidAmber
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unclekeith

Alaska

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-03-2013 16:01:57 | More by unclekeith
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2013 00:25:29 | More by dmorgan310
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methtlcai

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-17-2013 02:22:26 | More by methtlcai
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blackcloud

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-31-2012 22:28:44 | More by blackcloud
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Iowacraft

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-14-2012 22:27:41 | More by Iowacraft
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-06-2012 06:29:30 | More by jaminjohnson
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-04-2012 05:14:51 | More by jrpapajcik
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brewhouse on 5.1.2012.

A - Served a cloudy light yellow with a smaller light tan-white head. Good retention and tons of solid lacing left on the glass.

S - lemons is all I got.

T - Also very lemony, but some hops poke through as well.

D - Good carbonation and a nice crisp body.

O - A solid citrusy ipa. Good beer in a good place.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2012 08:27:44 | More by HuskyinPDX
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-18-2011 18:37:37 | More by mhaugo
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HeadwatersFinest

Alaska

4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Glacier Brewhouse now has $5 growler Tuesdays...wow.

Pours a very hazy golden, with a one finger head. Dissipates to a nice thin sheet of head that lasts throughout. Sticky lacing.

Aroma- incredibly powerful of dank pine and pineapple fruit.

Taste- Fresh simcoe (?) hops provide more of that dank flavor, but this beer has a nice malt backbone. Did you ever have a beer that made you want to belch, because the flavor was so nice that the belch even tasted good? That might be the weirdest thing I've ever said on a review, but I mean it. This just tastes green and delicious.

M- creamy, good body, mild carbonic bite.

D- this beer was my gateway for the whole IPA style. It is delicious and drinkable over and over. At about 50-65 IBU (a guess), it's not a palate wrecker and keeps you coming back for more. It is fruity and refreshing.

Serving type: growler

01-26-2011 05:36:46 | More by HeadwatersFinest
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dragonWhale

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first taste at the Glacier Brewhouse..
hazy dark gold, fluffy head, stickiness.
nice hops aroma, grapefruit, mango, methinks Simcoe. The flavor is huge, the malt sweet and gracefully accompanying the big hops. Fairly bitter but not over the top, maybe 60 ibus. Very nice long hoppy finish with the malt staying through til the end, too.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2010 18:50:15 | More by dragonWhale
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy orange-amber with a thin head that has little retention but does leave some sticky lacing.
S- Smell is a rich vibrant hop aroma, west coast hops to be sure. A bit of malt backbone, but mostly just hops.
T- I found the taste far more balanced. It starts with that fruit zest hop zing, before settling comfortable with a bit of caramel flavors. The finish was pine-resin hops.
M- Here is what won me over. The carbonation was amazingly creamy. The finish was dry, appropriately, and the body was light, but tasteful.
D- High drinkability. It's a light drinking beer for a 6.2. I decent to good ipa with splendid a splendid body to it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2010 05:46:53 | More by jsprain1
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beertunes

Washington

2.9/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ive heard a lot of good things about this brewery in general, and this beer in particular, so I was excited to find it on tap at a local gastropub. And, well, it was an average, at best, example of the style. If you see it, try it, it probably won't kill you. If you never try it, you haven't missed anything.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2010 02:32:21 | More by beertunes
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice orange color with good carbonation and a nice white head. Nose is sweet, tropical fruie, mainly pineappple, caramel, and toasted notes. Taste is sweet, grains, pineapple, fruits, caramel malt presence. Mouthfeel is rather sweet, refreshing and crisp with little bitterness. This beer reminded me of a tamer version of FFF Dreadnaught but a tamer version, which is my fav IIPA.

Serving type: growler

05-02-2010 04:34:15 | More by barleywinefiend
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewery, August 2008 (old notes).

Unsure if this is same IPA as cask IPA, which seemed different. This IPA had an exceptionally creamy body, nice balance with the malt, and the hop character struck me as far more grassy than the cask IPA served on the same evening. If it was the same IPA, oddly enough I think it is better with CO2.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2009 02:55:00 | More by yemenmocha
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India Pale Ale from Glacier Brewhouse
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