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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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808 Ratings
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Ratings: 808
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-17-2012 21:51:40 | More by nmeiborg
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-12-2014 03:31:43 | More by optimator705
Photo of BTFU


4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

01-15-2013 17:04:16 | More by BTFU
Photo of Lazaro


3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

03-04-2013 04:11:01 | More by Lazaro
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is a golden yellow with an orange-ish tint, with a half inch of white head. Smells promisingly of citrus, but the taste is disappointingly weak. This would score well as a good pale ale, but definitely doesn't belong in the IPA category. Possibly the weakest IPA I've tasted. It's drinkable as a good pale ale would be, but it just doesn't cut it as an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2008 16:22:43 | More by PhxHorn
Photo of anon


3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-09-2013 22:40:28 | More by anon
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3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Alaskan IPA pours a nice yellow amber with a dose of carbonation and a light white head. It has Mellowing aroma of caramel malts, pine resin and melon. The taste is pretty standard IPA because of alpha acids but it is as drinkable as a pale ale. I note some melon and lemon zest. There is nothing outstanding about this beer but it also doesn't hit a foul note. I like the balance and finish. The cleanness should be commended It is highly drinkable, albeit almost too watery. The low ABV and affordable price make it a nice daytime or party IPA. This will never be the best in it's style but it's definitely good value for the dollar.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 05:16:10 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Clear honey color with a white head and good lacing 4/5

Smell- Grassy and piney hop aroma balanced with a small caramel smell. 3.5/5

Taste- Malt is up front in the taste rather than the smell. The hops come later and leave decent bitterness in the back. 3/5

Mouthfeel- The mouthfeel is on par with the style. 4/5

Overall- I can't decipher the date on the bottles. This one says 091711. But another that I looked at wasn't a date, just a six digit number. My instinct tells me this isn't really fresh, but I could be wrong. I could use more hop aroma and taste for this one. The malt in it seems to be prominent. This is a easy drinking, low priced IPA. Sometime those factors seem to trump others. 3/5

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 00:49:36 | More by MADhombrewer
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3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 22:40:10 | More by phishsihq
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-29-2012 18:39:26 | More by Rocketman8911
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

03-08-2014 13:43:43 | More by tbone64
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright golden color, blinding white head fades pretty fast, but leaves a bit of lacing behind. Smell is really clean/crisp, definite grapefruit/pine aroma. This is just a great tasting IPA....super-drinkable. Nice hoppy bitterness on the back end, but nothing overpowering. This is an everyday IPA. If this was easier for me to get (ordered from Liquid Solutions), it'd be in the fridge often!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2008 21:39:44 | More by corey0212
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New Mexico

4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a two-head, inviting hazy gold color. Nice head all the way down the glass. Moderate lacing.

S - Great blend of floral and cirtus hop fragrances. Needs to be stronger though.

T - Alcohol and a lemony sweatness on the nose. Thed body is very well balanced with a pinging citrous hop flavor dancing around the tongue. The finnish is lemony and bitter and leaves a pleasant bitter-sweet aftertaste.

M - Medium body with plenty of carbonation. After swallowing, the beer still bubbles on your tongue. Very Pleasant! Seems to suite the beer perfectly

D - This is my favorite IPA so far. Plenty of hop presence (by no means harsh), which I expect from my IPAs and still delicious tasting. I wouldn't want to knock back more than about two of these in a night, but this is a perfect for when you just want one drink. A great deal at about $6.50 a six here in Oregon- will definately look for again next time i'm in the PNW!

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 03:16:06 | More by Bockrules
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-16-2012 17:58:34 | More by FeelinSurley
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4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow straw color, lighter than most IPAs, with a light head, bubbles of various sizes, and a nice bit of lacing.

Lightly sweet malt smell with oily piney hops.

Wow. Very well balanced taste. Solid malt with piney citric hops.

Nice medium body, not too light but doesn't get in the way.

Overall this is an excellent beer and a fantastic example of the IPA style.

Tasted on 5/13/08.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2008 04:24:21 | More by tmitch75
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-04-2012 21:57:45 | More by hoosier222002
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3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


A- Pours a yellow- light gold with 1-1/2 finger head that leaves decent lacing

S- Hops. Some citrus, pine, a little grapefruit and orange zest. Not very complex or floral

T- Pine, orange zest, lemon zest. Not very bitter, but also not much flavor. Hops seem muted by the malt or something. Thiey just dont stick out nor do they have that great of flavor.

M- Light but with nice carbonation that feels good on the tongue and going down

O- Not a great IPA. I really liked the Imperial IPA they make in their Pilot Series... I found that on to be very enjoyable (didnt do a review though, need to get another one so I can)Where are my hops ?

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2011 18:08:31 | More by t420o
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3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-Pours a clear light amber with a large soapy head with some good lacing.

Smell-Very low and disappointing hop aroma. More malt than hops here.

Taste-Balanced hop and malt. Hops are zesty citrus and some pine resin later. Crisp, dry finish.

Middling carbonation, palate scrubbing zesty flavor makes for good mouthfeel.

Drinkability-Light and refreshing IPA. Aroma left much to be desired and I seem to remember more finishing hops in the past. A good summer, hot weather IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 08:24:41 | More by olmatty
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-23-2011 19:19:39 | More by beefandbean22
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-14-2012 16:32:50 | More by garyford
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-16-2012 19:16:57 | More by Dwtucker90
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-24-2012 17:41:47 | More by piclee
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South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured a golden crystal clear hue with a nice fluffy white head and good lacing.

NW hops reign supreme here for sure, piney and citrusy. A caramel malty goodness stands up to the hop forward profile.

Well, this brew has a nice hoppy bite, piney citrusy and a clean bitterness. The malt follows suit with it's caramel grainy goodness.

The medium bodied smooth carbonation on this brew are tailored well to the style.

OK, I liked this beer last year while out in the pacNW and I like it now. The price doesn't hurt it either, $12.99 a twelve pack.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 07:26:00 | More by welldigger888
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3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cascades an amber hue with one fingers worth of head.

Aroma is full of herbal and spicy hops with very little malt aroma. Not too complex, but perfect for a refreshing IPA.

Sme biscuit/crystal malt plays a supporting role to the crisp, refreshing hop bitterness that bursts and does not linger. Tastes of resiny pine, light citrus, but feels rather light in the middle.

Mouthfeel is thin on the palate, medium to high carbonation. Overalll very refreshing and the bitterness is not overwhelming. "Barkeep, I will have another!"

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 15:22:01 | More by TheJollyHop
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-09-2013 00:52:03 | More by Dhamma73
Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.