Alaskan Icy Bay IPA - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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United Kingdom (Wales)
3.48/5 rDev -5.2%
Pours a white head. Leaves some sticky lace. Color is a clear golden orange.
Aroma: Bready pale malts. Grapefruit citrus. Floral hops. Very earthy. Pretty fresh.
Taste: Orange and grapefruit citrus. Bready pale malts. Floral and piney. Earthy.
Mouthfeel: Bitter. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky.
Overall, a decent ipa. A little above average. A bit malty. However, this is pretty solid.
04-07-2012 06:39:20 | More by mothman
3/5 rDev -18.3%
pours out of the twist off 12 ounce stubby bottle a clear pale gold colour with a thin off white head. head reduces to some thin bubbles and leaves some spotty lace. light caramel malt aroma and a healthy dose of herbal and piney hops. grainy malt flavour, rather light for an IPA. hopping is again on the reserved side of things, slightly medicinal and herbal. almost tea like. this has an english IPA feel to it and really resembles nothing of any west coast characteristics. moderate bitterness. medium body at best, feels like an ordinary pale ale with its spritzy tongue tickling character. nice enough drinkability, but nothing that leaves me longing for more. would probably be a nice compliment to some chicken wings or other appetizer.
overall rather tame and a bit disappointing. nothing bad about this offering, just nothing to get even a little excited about. i'll probably not revisit this, and could not recommend.
03-24-2012 21:06:31 | More by budgood1
3.5/5 rDev -4.6%
I like the fresh, zesty citrus aroma and taste of the hops, but that's about it. I generally like a little more complexity from an India Pale Ale. The mouthfeel, color and head - nice lacing - are fine, the flavor is fine. A good, simple India Pale Ale.
03-22-2012 23:40:26 | More by UpNorthLager
3.65/5 rDev -0.5%
Appearance - Pours a nice, clear honey orange color, with a white, frothy 3-finger head which dissipates in due time, leaving behind a decent lace.
Smell - Primarily citrus hop, but also getting a lot of sweet, bready malt aromas.
Taste - Big sweet malt upfront, then kicks into an underwhelming, slightly bitter, citrus hop kick which finishes with an orange zest like quality.
Mouthfeel - The body is a bit thick and malty for the style. The carbonation feels a bit subdued, likely due to the malty body.
Overall - For an IPA, this is rather tame. Certainly drinkable, but nothing to write home about.
03-22-2012 02:46:57 | More by TheSixthRing
3.33/5 rDev -9.3%
Tasted in a pint glass from a newly tapped keg at Silver Creek.
A: Clear gold with a fluffy white had that leaves a fair amount of lacing; no effervescence.
S: Citrus, floral & pine; earthy.
T: Brief malt sweetness, followed by fast-building, strong bitterness that lingers.
M: Thin/medium body, light carbonation; dry finish.
O: Dominant bitterness, thin; simple.
03-02-2012 23:27:42 | More by bierbrauer
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
Pours gold with a great amount of clarity that nets a stark white 2 inch head of foam. Some sheets of lacing stick on the glass.
A touch of honey and light grains followed by a rich pine resin and citrus hop profile. Very light and floral. The aroma cuts through the malt and straight to the hops.
Light pale malts with some soda cracker, honey and raw grain husks. Quickly gives way to a pine and grapefruit hop flavor that sticks around well into the drink and leaves with a mild amount of bitterness. Pretty light on the over all flavor profile but gets right into the hops.
Pretty settled carbonation and a lighter take on the body. Surprisingly leaves some stick on the mouth but flavors vanish quite fast.
Some times you need a light take on an IPA to smack you in the face like a crisp Alaskan morning to get you on your way. This delivers just that, dives right into the hops and brings the hop fix with just enough grain to get you there. Simple, effective, clean.
02-25-2012 21:49:41 | More by rawfish
3.1/5 rDev -15.5%
Alaskan IPA pours a crisp and clear golden color with an inch of frothy white head that leaves a fair amount of lace. Piney and lemony-citrusy hops create a nice hop bouquet of aromas, with a slight malt providing a sweeter backbone. Sweet toasty maltiness is balanced well by citrus and piney hop bitterness, but not overwhelmingly so. This clean and crisp beer is lighter in body with a medium amount of carbonation. A good IPA, that is well balanced and not an over-the-top hop-bomb.
02-19-2012 22:40:10 | More by phishsihq
Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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