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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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912 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 912
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 21
Gots: 85 | 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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Ratings: 912 | Reviews: 347 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

ScubaSteve00, Jul 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

dumptruck81, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of TriggerFingers
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had from a bomber while in Alaska.

Unable to find this in California, I jumped at the chance to try it.

Nice citrus and some pine on the nose. I really liked the caramel malt backbone of this beer, more so than probably any IPA I had on the trip. This beer also showcased a northwest hop profile of what I like to think of as an older American IPA (they kind you saw a lot about 10 years ago which were a tad more spicy/pine driven (Chinook and Columbus), rather than sweet/citrus driven (Amarillo)).

That being said, I loved the balance and the malty mouthfeel of this IPA. This was a nice change of pace for my palate, and one I will seek out again next time I can find it.

Grade: B+

TriggerFingers, Jul 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

rolltide8425, Jul 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

En29356, Jul 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

jaminjohnson, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of waldoiverson
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

waldoiverson, Jul 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

LJWalker, Jul 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

Mosmo, Jul 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

deanis30, Jul 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

mtrain237, Jul 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Bockerdoppel91, Jun 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

FuselGuy, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: clear/golden rod, trace white head, patchy lacing

S: lemon grass, pine, malt nose

T: lemon peel, grassy/pine, malt, low bitter finish

M: med/light body, light oily/sticky mouth

O: Really nice brew, would love to try to
more of their brews. Recommend to others.


BeerLover99, Jun 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Thehopluver, Jun 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

MisterDrow, Jun 22, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no date

Look is clear gold with a slight orange tint. Smell is lemon, pine, and earthy hops. Taste is pine/earth(hops) with a white bread(malt) background- emphasis on the hops. Light body with a sudsy finish. Bonus points for it's extreme drinkability.

Bitter and hoppy, enjoyable for sure, but doesn't knock it out of the park. Still wouldn't mind having a few more of these around.

jimmah120, Jun 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

tizride, Jun 22, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a three-fingers thick off-white and rocky head into an english pub glass that left nice lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was dark gold and bubbly.
s - muted earthy hops.
t - much more fruity with the hops in the taste.
m - very crisp and lively.
o - great AIPA.

GPHarris, Jun 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ambruns1979, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is biscuit malt with some nice orange citrus and tropical fruit notes. The flavor has a decent amount of bitterness with some orange citrus and a touch of pine. There is also a hint of biscuit and toffee malt, but the hops are far more present than the malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a great IPA, but a nice drinker that won't disappoint.

Mora2000, Jun 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

schnarr84, Jun 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

FeelinSurley, Jun 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Punkrckr281, Jun 12, 2012
Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 912 ratings.