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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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bjohnson

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a orange amber color with an initial one finger white head that dissipates rather quickly leaving an island of fizz in the center of the glass and a rim around the edge. Lots of activity in the middle with bubbles rising to the top. Very nice toasted grain and biscuit malt profile with citrus fruit and pine hops rounding out the aromas.

There's a flip flop of the initial aroma in the flavors. Hops take over and give a resiny oily piney and fruit characteristic as the malt hangs out in the background lending to the overall flavor. Floral hop notes also detected. Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel to begin with--ends up kind of chewy towards the finish. Aftertaste gives those hops another round leaving a lasting but subtle bitterness. A very nice ipa from Alaska. Highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2007 01:01:08 | More by bjohnson
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12oz into the SN IPA Glass.

Pours a clear, coppery orange with a foamy off white head.

Citrusy, floral hop blend upfront both in the aroma and taste.

Medium bodied, average carbonation.

A decent IPA. Nothing particularly special, but still an enjoyable flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

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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.

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 817 ratings.