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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPAAlaskan Icy Bay IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

817 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 19
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alaskan IPA is honey gold in color with a fruity, citrus aroma. An enticing blend of hops and our dry hopping process, in which hops are added directly to tanks during fermentation, give this brew a very intense, complex aromatic character with a refreshing hop finish.

(Beer added by: zacharius on 03-26-2005)
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Reviews by MattyG85:
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with hints of citrus fruit and pine. Upfront citrus hops with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, and tangerine. Big scent of pine resin. Also some grassy hop hints. Soft pale malt background with hints of grains, cracker, and yeast. Very hop forward and ripe smelling. Pretty solid.

Taste: Like it smells, a ripe and juicy hop driven taste with good notes of citrus and pine. Citrus hops with some upfront notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, pineapple, and tangerine. Big taste of piney hops. Earthy notes of pine resin. Soft bready malt background presence with notes of grains, cracker, and yeast. Very hop dominate and pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, slightly oily, and pretty drying on the finish. Nicely smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid IPA. Good pine and citrus bite with a balanced smooth body.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 07:00:46 | More by MattyG85
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Citrusy, floral hop blend upfront both in the aroma and taste.

Medium bodied, average carbonation.

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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