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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

805 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 805
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
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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mhaugo

California

2/5  rDev -45.7%

12-04-2011 17:17:41 | More by mhaugo
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NCLorax

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-03-2011 19:57:43 | More by NCLorax
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tbizzle0

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-03-2011 04:07:15 | More by tbizzle0
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Says 011312 on the side, whatever that means. Bomber to pint glass.

A: Pours pale gold with about a finger of nice frothy white head. Clear. Good retention and decent lacing.

S: Caramel malt with some pine and lemon citrus.

T: A little lemon but mostly malty with some biscuit. Moderate bitterness. Very dry.

M: Medium body and medium-high carbonation. A bit higher than optimal.

O: Not bad, but lackluster. Would pass on it in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 04:02:16 | More by pmarlowe
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pperez38

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-01-2011 08:15:36 | More by pperez38
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-28-2011 18:02:33 | More by fuzzcherry
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-26-2011 19:32:51 | More by sacrelicio
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-25-2011 16:57:52 | More by Soneast
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RyanBeer13

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-25-2011 11:03:56 | More by RyanBeer13
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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-23-2011 19:19:39 | More by beefandbean22
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-21-2011 20:50:46 | More by ElGallo
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-20-2011 02:44:33 | More by jenray
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rab53

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

11-20-2011 00:30:21 | More by rab53
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Amyliz4

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-19-2011 18:09:46 | More by Amyliz4
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assman79

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-19-2011 16:57:37 | More by assman79
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-18-2011 23:18:56 | More by lakersfan16
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codynevels

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-18-2011 02:41:24 | More by codynevels
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-17-2011 06:53:56 | More by twelveinches
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TCHopCraver

Michigan

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Alaskan IPA has a light golden appearance and is very, very clear. Copious small carbonation bubbles rush upward through the beer. The head is nearly pure-white and is about a finger tall after a strong pour into a pint glass. The lacing is arch-like and sticky.

The aroma is not very potent and smells rather light and grainy. There is a subtly citrus and mint hop presence which is balanced by slight caramel and biscuit malt aroma. Pleasant, but not very strong.

I am slightly more impressed by the taste than by the smell. There is a decent balance of caramel and pale malts and not-too-bitter citrus hops. Light notes of grapefruit, orange rind, and mint come through near the end, and the finish is light and bitter from the bittering hops.

The mouthfeel is definitely on the lighter side for the style, but has a nice effervescence to it from the carbonation. The hops provide a nice little nip on the sides of my palate and the finish has just a slightly bitter, clean hop presence.

I think this has more in common with APAs that I've had than AIPAs. Everything about the beer was just a little lighter and subdued than I usually like from an IPA. Solid beer, but perhaps just a little too subtle for the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 23:39:33 | More by TCHopCraver
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Tamarack22

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-16-2011 04:30:51 | More by Tamarack22
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tomholland

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-16-2011 02:35:12 | More by tomholland
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-16-2011 02:33:14 | More by virinow
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-16-2011 02:04:06 | More by doucmehu
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-14-2011 21:08:13 | More by Adamostella
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udubdawg

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-14-2011 18:36:21 | More by udubdawg
Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.