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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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1,042 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,042
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 24
Gots: 119 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: zacharius on 03-26-2005

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.
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Photo of Jparker37
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint. No easy to read dating.

A - Straw yellow or lighter in color. Big white bubbles that quickly dissipate to a small lingering trace of foam. No lacing to be found.

S - Almost all pine in the nose, maybe a trace of some lemony hops. Light malty sweetness is traceable.

T - Even though its very light in color, it has a nice clean maltiness to it. No real distinct hop flavors but a nice light bitter finish. A little on the malty side.

M - Light bodied and low carbonation. Dry and crisp finish.

O - A nice change of pace from the big and balanced hoppy/malty IPAs that are easy to find. I found this pleasant and sessionable for a hot summer day.

Photo of BeerTruth
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one from younger35.

12 oz. bottle poured into my trusty Davidson Bros. nonic, oh how I love thee.

Pours a clear tinted golden hue with a nice one finger fluffy white head that dies down a thin layer. Stickiness is pretty damn good, how it should be for the style. Smell is a soapy clean citrus hop with a very nice hint of pine. Also detect a tiny bready scent in the nose as well. Taste is just about how it smells, but a bit weaker. Creamy bready hop flavor, not much bitterness, actually pretty smooth. Good blend of caramel malt on the tongue too, pretty solid flavors, they just don't stand out as much as I would like them to. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a small amount of carbonation. Pretty good IPA, I look forward to trying more beers from Alaskan Brewing Co.

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Decent understated hoppy beer. Great drinkability.

Photo of Zaphog
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waldoiverson
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into nonic

A: pale golden color with great clarity, fairly firm head that left moderate but not exceptionally fine lacing

S: predominant pine with a background of bitter citrus, a bit minty

T: pine and pineapple with a far more pronounced bread backbone than the nose would suggest. Alcohol warms it up at the finish which is fairly herbal in nature

M: rich and carbonated at first, ends slightly tanic and dry

O: It's a good match to the style and I like the balance of pine and citrus, worth a try.

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Alaskan IPA

Enjoyed on tap. Served cold in a shaker pint glass.

A) Golden amber brew. Really not much head. A thin frothy collar remained. Not much lacing...

S) Quite a fresh scent. A bit floral, with a pinch of grass, and a good amount of grapefruit.

T) Pleasantly citrusy, with good malt balance in the flavor. A bit of grass and pine. Citrus rind on the finish.

M) Lighter medium body, with mild carbonation, but not flat. This was refreshing and really easy drinking.

O) I enjoyed this... Definitely above average, with very nice drinkability. I'd go for this again.

Photo of idResponse
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy then subsides into a golden clear hue. It smells like the bay on a crisp cold morning. It tastes like the flesh of a fresh salmon over a wad of hops. It feels like the dew rolling off the back of a springtime leaf in the morning of the pacific northwest. It drinks like rain washing away your sins.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Photo of moundbz
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

smooth, easy drinking, kinda light for an IPA

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,042 ratings.