Alaskan Icy Bay IPA - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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Reviews by NilocRellim:
3.73/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured form the tap, this beer had a dark amber colour to it with minimal head. The smell was like any other IPA, very hoppy upfront with a slight citrus nose. The taste is what surprised me the most; it wasn't nearly as hoppy as usual IPAs. This IPA concentrated much more on the hop-flavour rather than hop-bitterness. I usually don't go for IPAs, but this one is great.
Would I buy it again? Absolutely.
Serving type: on-tap
11-30-2012 06:14:50 | More by NilocRellim
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3.18/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Bright yellow glass with a lot of haze, holds a thin white cover of foam that leaves some lacing.
Smell: Not a lot going on, a mild hop note, mild clean grainy, almost corn note.
Taste: An APA, not an IPA, the hops just aren't up to the level expected. While everything here is well made, the hops are a bit grassy and earthy where I prefer a citric note. There is a slight metallic aftertaste that is annoying as well. Finish is sweet, where I should be getting a dose of hop oils.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, prickly carbonation, bit frothy.
Overall: Not my cup of tea. There is a woody, difference about this that I could see being a love or hate kind of thing, but it doesn't do it for me.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2014 01:53:24 | More by HardTarget
4/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Icy Bay is a nice sessionable IPA....little heavier than the Founder's All Day IPA...and probably more flavorful. The beer poured a clear golden with nice white head that laced nicely. The scent carried some fresh hops that leaned toward piny and citrus. The taste was an great balance between malt and hops. Starts smooth...bitterness kicks in the center then mellow again. The mouthfeel was light to medium in body with decent carbonation. Overall this is a great beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2014 00:05:52 | More by WoodBrew
Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.