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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

824 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 824
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 19
Gots: 50 | 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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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-30-2014 03:50:10 | More by PA-Michigander
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

05-30-2014 02:25:02 | More by johnnyboy76
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anteater

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-29-2014 16:24:01 | More by anteater
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nqdell

Oregon

3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a- thin clear gold with head that disappears quickly

s- hops strong in piney scent

t- Very drinkable ipa with enough hop to satisfied a indian snob

m- bounces oo the tongue and give a creamy feel and tingles the nostrils

Overall a fine bargain beer I would choose over the peers in this category.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 01:03:29 | More by nqdell
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TEdubbaD

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-25-2014 22:05:09 | More by TEdubbaD
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-25-2014 05:38:33 | More by WDJersey
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-22-2014 16:14:22 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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utopiajane

New York

4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful gold with lovely clarity and some lager type bubbles floating ever upward to a fat head of bone white foam that had excellent retention and left clinging lace. Nose is earthy and citrusy. A powdery and soft hop floral pervades the nose. There is a light and earthy pine and pink grapefruit. The malt to the nose is a but a drop of tempting honey, just a bit of sugary sweetness. Taste is mild and juicy. The pink grapefruit abounds in the flavor. Tart, citric and with some of the bright zest of the fruit peel. The mouthfeel is west coast style lightness and as it warms a just a hint of cracker peeks through. It's not very sweet but just sweet enough. The hops are floral perfection in this and exude their powdery musk throughout the drink. Their sweetness is unique in this aspect. The pine and a subtle herbal combine for a more delicate approach to the palate. The bitter is soft and graceful and ends this beer dry, with a slight pucker and with you wanting more.

Lovely.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 13:55:38 | More by utopiajane
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Todd

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-20-2014 07:01:00 | More by Todd
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Uh...should I talk about this? Uh...ok...
I guess I should as I've had this more than enough times all over Alaska wherever my fishing boat has pulled into.
Its kinda light yellow colored with a head to it.
The smell is bitter hoppy.
The taste is bitter and good.
The mouthfeel, uh...its bitter, harsh.
Overall, its good. I hope that's good enough for here. Cheers. Steve.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 22:04:55 | More by SitkaSteve
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neckbeered

Montana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-16-2014 21:34:58 | More by neckbeered
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dman0628

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-15-2014 02:35:08 | More by dman0628
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1Nrwyscotch

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-14-2014 00:03:22 | More by 1Nrwyscotch
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BryantForestry

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

05-13-2014 01:21:32 | More by BryantForestry
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prock180

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-12-2014 20:00:09 | More by prock180
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-06-2014 22:16:18 | More by Karibourgeois
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Campodog

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

05-05-2014 04:36:17 | More by Campodog
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ttylicki

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-04-2014 23:47:55 | More by ttylicki
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BoJengs

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-01-2014 23:50:32 | More by BoJengs
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with hints of citrus fruit and pine. Upfront citrus hops with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, and tangerine. Big scent of pine resin. Also some grassy hop hints. Soft pale malt background with hints of grains, cracker, and yeast. Very hop forward and ripe smelling. Pretty solid.

Taste: Like it smells, a ripe and juicy hop driven taste with good notes of citrus and pine. Citrus hops with some upfront notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, pineapple, and tangerine. Big taste of piney hops. Earthy notes of pine resin. Soft bready malt background presence with notes of grains, cracker, and yeast. Very hop dominate and pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, slightly oily, and pretty drying on the finish. Nicely smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid IPA. Good pine and citrus bite with a balanced smooth body.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 07:00:46 | More by MattyG85
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Matt2509

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-30-2014 04:59:43 | More by Matt2509
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lswilma

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-28-2014 02:50:51 | More by lswilma
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Foyle

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a 2" white head that recedes very slowly leaving moderate lacing. Abundant carbonation evident. Color is slightly cloudy golden-orange.
Aroma: pleasant sweet tangerine and bready malt background.
Mouthfeel: between light and medium with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: sweet tangerine, bitter citrus rind, toffee, crusty white bread.
Overall: an excellent IPA, really enjoyed this well balanced brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 17:22:17 | More by Foyle
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LloydBobBoozehound

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-27-2014 02:20:20 | More by LloydBobBoozehound
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muraco3

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-26-2014 01:28:56 | More by muraco3
Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 824 ratings.