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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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884 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 20
Gots: 74 | 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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Photo of livingtodie
3/5  rDev -18.3%

livingtodie, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of OleJohnnieAle
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale yellow with minor hints of copper. Rather clear but a bit of clouding. Pouts a nice finger of fluffy head that lingers well and leaves fair amount of sheets of lacing.

S: Nothing too overwhelming here, nice hoppy smell with a bit of roasted/smokey malts.

T: Seems to be a lighter IPA, nice grapefruit citrus note upfront. Good piney hops come through with a very mild bitterness to them.

M: Very light bodied with decvent carbonation. Was very crisp and light with very minimal bitterness to this.

O: Very light IPA, for those who may not be a fan of this style, this would be a good step into the wonderful world of bittnerss! Nothing overpowering but still a solid beer.

OleJohnnieAle, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of TrojanWheels
4/5  rDev +9%

TrojanWheels, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of gkunkle
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

gkunkle, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of nmeiborg
4/5  rDev +9%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Huffaroma
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Huffaroma, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of atone315
3/5  rDev -18.3%

atone315, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of Mike22
4.55/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance great golden color, looks crisp and vivid

Smell- Nice sweet citrus with honey floral

Taste very similar to how it smells. Nice citrus without being overpowering, also nice hop structure

mouthfeel is smooth full and nice. Great water seems to give it great structure to this beer.

Mike22, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Jparker37
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint. No easy to read dating.

A - Straw yellow or lighter in color. Big white bubbles that quickly dissipate to a small lingering trace of foam. No lacing to be found.

S - Almost all pine in the nose, maybe a trace of some lemony hops. Light malty sweetness is traceable.

T - Even though its very light in color, it has a nice clean maltiness to it. No real distinct hop flavors but a nice light bitter finish. A little on the malty side.

M - Light bodied and low carbonation. Dry and crisp finish.

O - A nice change of pace from the big and balanced hoppy/malty IPAs that are easy to find. I found this pleasant and sessionable for a hot summer day.

Jparker37, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of chuckgfk
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

chuckgfk, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of tobin999
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pale golden with fizzy white head. carbonation streaming up the glass.

Smell: floral tropical hops decent malt backbone

Taste surprisingly sweet great floral green grass flavor.

Mouthfeel: pretty light with a fair amount of carbonation

Overall: very drinkable i would probably like this more in the summer months. I will most likely be revisiting this brew.

tobin999, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of towlea25
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

towlea25, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of timtwoface
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was really surprised at how much I liked this beer, especially for the price I paid for a bomber-size bottle.

Very crisp, nicely hopped, but not overly so - I would definitely recommend this brew to someone looking for an IPA that also at the same time doesn't want to be blown away by hop-bombs.

Check it out! I intend to again, and soon!

timtwoface, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +9%

Stoffel, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of rlee1390
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear orange, two finger head with some lacing

S-Nice citrus, hops are present.

T-Citrus tones with mild bitterness. Sweet but not outstanding.

M-Light bodied with little carbonation.

O-A pleasant IPA, nothing stands out as great. Was a gift from family who went on an Alaskan cruise. Worth the try.

rlee1390, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of wibrewer
3/5  rDev -18.3%

wibrewer, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of weerezboy
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

weerezboy, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of ponbon63
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

ponbon63, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of harrymel
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by 14FEB12
A: golden, finger of white foam sticks around as a thick quilt. excellent clarity and spotty lace. (4)
s: Resiny and piny hops with a lighter malt profile. (3)
T: Pine and grapefruit rinds, some resin. soft bittering and sweet, biscuity malt. (3.5)
M: medium bodied with moderate carb, semi dry finish. (3)
O: better when fresh than elder. Decent IPA. (3)

Best by 16DEC11
A: golden with a finger of white soap suds. These fall to a broken sheet of the same. Spotty lace and brilliant clarity. (4)
S: Almost a helles like malt profile with sweet wisps of vanilla. Grassy and piny hops over the top. Substandard for nose on an IPA (2)
T: Malt is forward and again, a bit sweet. The hops are bitter and grassy with some hints of resin. Simple. (3)
M: Thin with hi carb and wet finish. (3)
O: A middle of the road IPA. I like to drink it when I'm poor; at $2.50/bomber, it's hard to pass up. (3)

harrymel, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of kbkayla
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden color. Medium carbonation. Floral slightly citrus, malty nose. Dry mouthfeel. Lower end of head retention. Caramel malt taste sticks out along with citrus. Lingering bitterness.

Above average ipa but with so many excellent ipas to choose from I might not get this one again.

kbkayla, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of moserine
4/5  rDev +9%

moserine, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of HOPPYnotsad
4/5  rDev +9%

HOPPYnotsad, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of Kevin79
4/5  rDev +9%

Kevin79, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of murf1087
4/5  rDev +9%

murf1087, Dec 12, 2011
Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 884 ratings.