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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

868 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 868
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 20
Gots: 68 | 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%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a snifter.

Things start off pleasantly with a hazy, copper-colored body and a frothy, creamy, pale white head that persists for a good amount of time. Carbonation trickles through the body.

Smells of citrus and caramel blend together for a sweet nose. The hop aroma is resinous and pungent and difficult to ignore.

Interestingly, the citrus disappears on the tongue, replaced by an earthy, more grainy hop flavor. There's a hint of orange or grapefruit eventually, but it is definitely second fiddle here. From the malt I taste mild notes of bread and caramel before the hops reemerge for a pungent, slightly marijuana-like finish.

My first instinct is to guess this is one of the new session IPAs as the mouthfeel is light and almost what I think of as thin and watery. There's enough malt there to take notice and provide some body, but this brew feels like one of those that tries hard to be big on flavor and light-drinking. There's a bitter finish that is pretty enjoyable.

Icy Bay IPA is good. I don't know whether it's a session IPA or a pale ale or just a good old IPA, but it's good.

08-13-2014 20:18:24 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 868 ratings.