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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

805 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 805
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 19
Gots: 43 | 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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Huffaroma

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

01-16-2012 05:44:10 | More by Huffaroma
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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-15-2012 15:15:38 | More by atone315
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Mike22

Oregon

4.55/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance great golden color, looks crisp and vivid

Smell- Nice sweet citrus with honey floral

Taste very similar to how it smells. Nice citrus without being overpowering, also nice hop structure

mouthfeel is smooth full and nice. Great water seems to give it great structure to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 01:23:59 | More by Mike22
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 01:00:20 | More by Jparker37
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-11-2012 23:16:20 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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chuckgfk

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-10-2012 05:58:15 | More by chuckgfk
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tobin999

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pale golden with fizzy white head. carbonation streaming up the glass.

Smell: floral tropical hops decent malt backbone

Taste surprisingly sweet great floral green grass flavor.

Mouthfeel: pretty light with a fair amount of carbonation

Overall: very drinkable i would probably like this more in the summer months. I will most likely be revisiting this brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 04:01:41 | More by tobin999
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towlea25

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-07-2012 18:11:12 | More by towlea25
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timtwoface

British Columbia (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was really surprised at how much I liked this beer, especially for the price I paid for a bomber-size bottle.

Very crisp, nicely hopped, but not overly so - I would definitely recommend this brew to someone looking for an IPA that also at the same time doesn't want to be blown away by hop-bombs.

Check it out! I intend to again, and soon!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 20:06:48 | More by timtwoface
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-31-2011 21:04:22 | More by Stoffel
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear orange, two finger head with some lacing

S-Nice citrus, hops are present.

T-Citrus tones with mild bitterness. Sweet but not outstanding.

M-Light bodied with little carbonation.

O-A pleasant IPA, nothing stands out as great. Was a gift from family who went on an Alaskan cruise. Worth the try.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 00:15:19 | More by rlee1390
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wibrewer

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-24-2011 01:43:49 | More by wibrewer
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weerezboy

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-22-2011 23:38:47 | More by weerezboy
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ponbon63

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-22-2011 21:42:29 | More by ponbon63
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harrymel

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by 14FEB12
A: golden, finger of white foam sticks around as a thick quilt. excellent clarity and spotty lace. (4)
s: Resiny and piny hops with a lighter malt profile. (3)
T: Pine and grapefruit rinds, some resin. soft bittering and sweet, biscuity malt. (3.5)
M: medium bodied with moderate carb, semi dry finish. (3)
O: better when fresh than elder. Decent IPA. (3)

Best by 16DEC11
A: golden with a finger of white soap suds. These fall to a broken sheet of the same. Spotty lace and brilliant clarity. (4)
S: Almost a helles like malt profile with sweet wisps of vanilla. Grassy and piny hops over the top. Substandard for nose on an IPA (2)
T: Malt is forward and again, a bit sweet. The hops are bitter and grassy with some hints of resin. Simple. (3)
M: Thin with hi carb and wet finish. (3)
O: A middle of the road IPA. I like to drink it when I'm poor; at $2.50/bomber, it's hard to pass up. (3)

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 16:16:42 | More by harrymel
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kbkayla

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden color. Medium carbonation. Floral slightly citrus, malty nose. Dry mouthfeel. Lower end of head retention. Caramel malt taste sticks out along with citrus. Lingering bitterness.

Above average ipa but with so many excellent ipas to choose from I might not get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 15:00:50 | More by kbkayla
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moserine

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-17-2011 21:51:27 | More by moserine
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HOPPYnotsad

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-15-2011 08:19:51 | More by HOPPYnotsad
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-13-2011 04:20:22 | More by Kevin79
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murf1087

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-12-2011 03:22:59 | More by murf1087
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oneturbucfan

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-11-2011 20:10:20 | More by oneturbucfan
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WickedMonkey

Arizona

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-11-2011 19:36:13 | More by WickedMonkey
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-11-2011 19:24:36 | More by jophish17
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EROCK75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-10-2011 15:20:46 | More by EROCK75
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-10-2011 03:54:01 | More by bigdaddypolite
Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.